Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin announced today that the City of Houston has completed Kingwood Storm Line Inspections. Only a few spots needed debris removal. The rest were clear, according to Martin.
30 Miles of Stormwater Drains Now Clear
When the City encountered debris, crews removed it with specialized equipment and personnel trained to work in confined spaces, says Martin. Public Works inspected approximately 150,000 linear feet or about 30 miles of storm water lines.
The communities inspected include:
- Elm Grove
- Hunter’s Ridge
- North & South Woodland Hills
- Bear Branch
- Forest Cove
- Greentree Village
- Kings Crossing
- Kings Forest
- Kings Point
- Kingwood Lakes
- Kingwood Place Village
- Magnolia Point (Huffman)
- Mills Branch
- North Kingwood Forest
- Sand Creek Village
- Sherwood Trails
- Woodspring Village
- Woodstream Village
- Trailwood Village.
Public Works inspected Kingwood villages impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda and others based on the number of reports made to 3-1-1.
Storm Drain Photos Available for Inspection
Martin has posted every community’s storm-line inspection photos in his Facebook Photo Albums.
How and Why to Report Storm Line Problems
It is critically important that if you identify areas with drainage issues that you report them to 3-1-1.
The City determines larger drainage (or other infrastructure) projects from 3-1-1 reports. The more calls about an issue, the higher the project’s priority.
Join Adopt-A-Drain Program
Martin encourages neighborhoods to Adopt-A-Drain. He gave a shout out to those who have already adopted and named their drains in the Kingwood Area. They include: Big Bertha, Maleficent, Shrader’s Drain, A1 Signs, Lil Bandingo’s Drain, Botta Boom Drain and many more!
“Residents, businesses, and community groups can take advantage of lots of drains and naming opportunities while helping decrease debris in our drainage system,” said Martin.
Other Ways to Help Ensure Free-Flowing Storm Lines
Here’s how residents can help:
- Make sure trash cans don’t tip before they are picked up
- Ensure yard clippings and leaves stay out of gutters
- Make sure yard crews don’t blow clippings down storm drains
- Clear gutters before bad weather
- Never throw trash or other items down drains or inlets.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 6/5/2020
1011 Days since Hurricane Harvey and 260 since Imelda