Work could begin within a few days and will take about four months to complete, the Harris County Flood Control District said.
“We are working with a sense of urgency to break ground and complete hundreds of individual flood control projects like these across Harris County,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a release.
The basins, located between Endicott Lane and South Post Oak Road, will primarily collect stormwater from area streets and control runoff into Brays Bayou, said Gary Zika, a project manager for the flood district.
When complete, about 37 acre-feet of stormwater will be able to be retained during heavy rain events, according to a statement from the district.
The project was made possible through a partnership between the district, which will build and maintain the facility, and the city of Houston, which provided the land.