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Welcome to Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 145

Welcome to the website for Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 145 (the “District”). The District through the dedication of its Directors and Consultants, is committed to maintaining the channels and trails within its jurisdiction.

The District services the neighborhoods of Northmead Village, Middlegate Village, Easton Commons, Wheatstone Village Copperstone, Southcreek Village, Copperfield Place, Southdown Village, Southdown Estates and Southpoint.

Freeze Watch

Harris County WCID 145 residents, it is time to prepare for colder temperatures! There is a Freeze Watch in effect for Sunday night through Tuesday morning, February 14th – February 16, 2021. Temperatures are expected to drop to freezing levels overnight.

How can District residents prepare? Practice the “Four P’s” as the cold fronts set in:

People:

  • Dress in warm clothing, wear coats and gloves when outdoors.
  • Protect children and the elderly. Never leave them in a cold place or vehicle.
  • Temperatures are predicted to be in the teens Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Pets:

  • Bring your pets indoors.
  • Provide a warm, safe place for them to eat and sleep.

Pipes:

  • Prevent frozen pipes and damage to your home by opening the cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to circulate and warm the pipes.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets and exposed pipes and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.

Plants:

  • Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
  • Hydrate plants early so they can absorb and stay healthy through the cold.

Additionally, there are a few vehicle-safety tips to observe during winter weather:

  • Keep your gas tank full.
  • Have tire pressure checked.
  • Have a phone charger, first aid kit, blankets, and jumper cables in your car.
  • Check local road conditions at www.houstontranstar.org. State highway information available at www.drivetexas.org.

Lastly, Fire Departments have provided some safety tips surrounding space heaters and other supplemental heating sources during the colder days:

  • Never leave a space heater unattended or a child unattended with a space heater.
  • Keep all combustible materials (including yourself!) at least three (3) feet away from the heater.
  • Never overload outlets or breakers.
  • Do not use extension cords for the heater.
  • Always turn it off if leaving the room and/or going to sleep.
By |February 11th, 2021|

PARDON THE INCONVENIENCE

We are in the process of repairing parts of the trail damaged by the desilting project, subsidence and general wear and tear. Parts of the trail will be blocked off where the repairs are taking place. Please be considerate and avoid the areas that are blocked off. Also, it is a definite safety issue. They will try and complete the project as quickly as possible. Your cooperation will be very much appreciated. We are very enthused to see how many residents are utilizing our trail system. Our goal is to maintain them to the upmost, to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

By |January 3rd, 2021|

REMINDER!

Please do not dispose of tree or yard waste on the bayous. It is costly to have crews clean it off to facilitate the mowing. Your tax dollars can be put to better use than removing debris that should be placed at the curb for trash pick ups.

By |November 24th, 2020|

STAY TUNED!

We are in the process of getting permits and bids to repair the parts of the trail damaged by machinery during the desilting work and general settlement of the soil beneath the concrete pads, Hopefully, this project will begin in December or January – weather permitting

By |November 24th, 2020|

Graffiti

Graffiti is a problem in our neighborhoods. Just in the first 3 1/2 months of 2020, over $5,500 has been spent removing and/or applying a surface that makes removal easier. It has appeared under bridges, on retainer walls and the trails themselves. Some are symbols, some are offensive.

According to state law regarding vandalism and intentionally painting on property:

  • Class “C” – misdemeanor if the pecuniary loss is less than $100.
  • Class “B” – $100 or more but less than $750.
  • Class “A” – $750. or more but less that $2,500.

Anything above this amount is considered a felony. The graffiti removed from the trails last week fell in the Class “A” category. The police are notified and/or a police report is filed with each incident.

Please remind everyone, if caught, there will be ramifications and fines. Your tax dollars could be put to better use than rectifying the willful acts of a few individuals. Thank you

“See something – Say something.”

By |April 21st, 2020|

Maintaining the Bayous

Residents: Harris County Flood Control has given WCID 145 the task of maintaining the bayous within our district. Please do not plant bushes, trees, gardens, etc. in this area. The mowers should not have to go around these obstacles. Any such plantings will be removed by the District.

Thank you for your cooperation.

By |April 21st, 2020|

District Trail Map

With so many people home at this time and spending time outside, we’d like to highlight the trails in the community.

By |March 17th, 2020|

Drainage Network Repairs & Debris Removal

In response to the historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Flood Control District has embarked on a county-wide assessment of all of our bayous, creeks, channels and stormwater detention basins. The purpose of this assessment is to identify damages caused by the flooding and to prioritize them for immediate and future repairs.

View Interactive Map
By |October 17th, 2019|

No Motorized Vehicles Beyond This Point

It is against the law to ride any motorized vehicles on the bayous throughout Copperfield. Not only is it a nuisance to residents backing up to the bayous but it can damage the trails and/or the channels that keep our area from flooding. As a reminder, there is a fine imposed if caught.

If you see someone using a motorized vehicle on the trail, please call the Sheriff’s non emergency number (713) 221-6000 and report it.

By |July 3rd, 2019|
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