Harris County seeks resident feedback on drainage improvements at three Cy-Fair neighborhoods

The Harris County Flood Control District will host a community engagement meeting Jan. 30 for residents of three neighborhoods slated to receive drainage improvements.

The Harris County Flood Control District will host a community engagement meeting Jan. 30 for residents of three neighborhoods slated to receive drainage improvements.

The Harris County Engineering Department will host a meeting Jan. 30 to solicit feedback on drainage improvements being proposed at three Cy-Fair communities: Barwood, Tower Oaks Meadows and Bernadine Estates. The meeting is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at Arnold Middle School, 11111 Telge Road, Cypress.

The drainage improvements are part of a broader flood mitigation plan proposed by Harris County in 2018 and funded through a $2.5 billion bond referendum that was approved by voters last August. Drainage systems vary by community but typically include underground storm sewer systems or roadside ditches designed to carry stormwater from neighborhoods to nearby bayous.

A total of 104 subdivisions were identified in the bond for drainage improvements. Other Cy-Fair neighborhoods slated for improvements include Wortham Estates, Tower Oaks Plaza, Cypress Crossing Mobile Home Park, Ravensway, Westgate, Cypress Creek Estates and Timberlake Estates. Public feedback meetings for those neighborhoods will be scheduled as they are authorized by the Harris County Commissioners Court.

Information on all upcoming community engagement meetings related to the flood bond can be found on the HCFCD website. Residents can also email [email protected] for more information.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the meeting will be hosted by the Harris County Flood Control District. The meetings and drainage projects will be coordinated by the Harris County Engineering Department.

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.