In the two weeks since I last posted about the “RV Resort” under construction on Laurel Springs Lane, a lot has happened. Among other things, I’ve noticed contractors repeatedly covering up black spots in the detention pond that have a habit of mysteriously reappearing.
Mysterious Black Spots Keep Reappearing
I have dozens of other shots that show similar patterns. But you get the idea.
I asked the Railroad Commission if they could identify oil seepage from photos. The answer was no. But they did send an investigator out. Unfortunately, he arrived after everything had been covered up.
The contractor acknowledged the black spots, but claimed they were just seepage from rotting mulch. But why would a contractor place mulch below an area being excavated? That would just raise the level of the pond they were deepening. The mystery continues.
The Railroad Commission of Texas found no records of abandoned oil or gas wells on this property, although many are nearby.
As a show of good faith, I wish the developer would have an independent lab confirm what this stuff is now that it’s being pumped to a storm sewer system that feeds into Lake Houston.
Other Recent Activity
In other news:
- The developer has removed hundreds of truckloads of debris from below the detention pond.
- They have excavated material from the southern walls of the pond and moved it north. This effectively shifted the pond back onto the developer’s property while elevating other portions of the property.
- Contractors erected posts for what appears will be a chain link fence at the southern edge of the resort.
- Contractors have finished tying the detention pond into the Lakewood Cove Storm Sewer system.
- They also installed more underground drainage throughout the property.
The photographs below illustrate the points above.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 3/16/22
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