Tax Rate Decline

As reported in a post on September 26, the tax rate for District residents in 2019 decreased by 9 cents over the previous year. The current rate is 53 cents per $100 of assessed value. This reduced rate follows a six-year trend of decline in the rates from .80 cents per $100 assessed value in 2014.

As stewards of taxpayer funds, LID 15 Directors continually seek ways to manage the business of the district in the most cost-effective way.

District residents are encouraged to stay tuned to for news about the district and follow the “Levee Improvement District 15” Facebook page for updates.

Request for Qualifications for General Managerial Services

LID 15 is soliciting qualification statements for general managerial services for LID 15’s operations and maintenance, capital improvement projects, finances, and related matters.

The purpose of this request is to solicit Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms (or individuals) that have the experience and capability to provide a comprehensive approach to all aspects of general management. LID 15 is searching for firms or individuals with the ability to manage and oversee LID 15’s general activities and capital projects and provide plans to efficiently administer the objectives of LID 15. Qualified firms or individuals will be evaluated on demonstrated experience with:

  • Experience reviewing payment invoices, including pay estimates related to construction projects.
  • Experience with document management systems, such as SharePoint and Google Drive.
  • Experience with records management for public entities under the Texas Public Information Act.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Availability to provide no less than 40 hours per week of service.
  • General knowledge of flood protection and levee systems, including levees, pump stations, detention ponds, and related infrastructure, within master-planned communities (preferred).
  • 5 years’ experience in civil engineering or other professions related to the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of capital projects (preferred).

There is no established scoring format. LID 15 reserves the right to use all appropriate information and methods to make the selection of the firm and/or individual to undertake this position.

Submission of Resumes

All qualified firms or individuals interested in providing the specified managerial services should respond with a written Statement of Qualifications to LID 15. Responses may be emailed to

Responses must be actually received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the address above, after which time and date they will no longer be accepted.

Further Information

If further information is needed, please contact Nancy Carter or Tara Miles at (281) 500-6050 or or

The RFQ may be found in PDF format here.

LID 15 Levee Maintenance

The care and maintenance of the entire levee system is an ongoing process and the priority for your LID 15 board of directors. The directors oversee the management of many areas of maintenance through the work of consultants hired to keep the LID in top operational condition.

Maintenance of the levee is handled daily and includes debris removal from the detention areas, waterways, and along the levee. The upkeep of our wetland areas is dictated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer guidelines and permit regulations. These guidelines include reducing the number of infectious weeds and rodents and is another example of continued maintenance. Plantings to maintain the required natural vegetation, routine mowing, fertilization for healthy vegetation, pruning, and removal of tree limbs or fallen trees are all essential responsibilities. These efforts keep the soil healthy and assist adequate absorption and flow of water in the drainage system.

The structure of the levee is also regularly inspected along with drainage and detention functions. Upkeep of equipment, such as pumps, generators, and levee infrastructure, is also critical. Pests such as feral hogs cause destruction in the district, and regular inspections and repair of fencing along the district are necessary.

Beyond the maintenance and care for land and facilities, the district directors and engineers participate in continuous planning efforts to evaluate the need for more equipment and design, such as the current planning of the expansion of Steep bank Creek pump systems, a joint effort with LID 19.

While most of the needs for the levee systems are managed on a routine level, additional events and issues are addressed as they occur. As seen in previous posts, care for the levees and any risk to the performance of the systems is an ongoing effort that requires constant vigilance for the levees to perform as intended when the need arises. For more information about LID 15 residents are encouraged to visit