Harris County Proposal for Joint Participation in Area-Wide Drainage Project

At its meeting on April 9, 2020, the Board of Directors of Cypress Creek Utility District voted to decline a proposal from the Harris County engineering department for joint participation in an area-wide drainage project.

While each board member had her or his reasons for voting against the proposal, the primary, general consensus was that the plan proposed simply would not have provided sufficient flood control/abatement measures to all the area within the district’s boundaries. Among other things, the plan did not address nor provide any relief from flooding in areas east of Balcrest drive. The district’s share of the project was approximately $6,000,000 and would have required a tax rate increase. The Board concluded that the benefits did not justify the cost.