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.
Construction activity currently is underway to de-silt and repair Horsepen Creek. Pedestrian trails in certain areas along Horsepen Creek will be closed in the coming weeks during construction. Residents will see construction fencing in the impacted area and are urged to respect all warning signs and avoid trails and sidewalks which are temporarily impacted as work crews move around the area.
For more information on this and other flood control efforts visit the Harris County Flood Control District website.
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.”
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.
As a part of the Harris County Flood Control District’s overall maintenance operations, the Flood Control District is undertaking multiple comprehensive projects to evaluate and, if necessary, de-silt channels for which the Flood Control District has property rights that drain directly to the Addicks reservoir. In addition, this program will evaluate repair impacts, and develop construction and maintenance plans, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as appropriate. This Program is part of an ongoing effort to ensure the channels in the Addicks watershed are functioning at design capacity as they carry stormwater out of surrounding neighborhoods and into the federal reservoir.
Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Langham Creek, South Mayde Creek, Bear Creek and Horsepen Creek, and its tributaries, will begin to see construction activity around these waterways which will include trucks and heavy machinery. Residents are urged to respect all warning signs, and avoid trails and sidewalks which may be temporarily impacted as work crews move around the area. Additionally, residents may see trucks on neighborhood streets which are necessary to haul debris and sediment from the creek beds. For further information please visit www.HCFCD.org/F53.
The Flood Control District works to reduce flooding across the region and is committed to keeping residents informed. If you have any questions, you can reach the Flood Control District at 346-286-4000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.