The District was organized, created and established pursuant to an order of the Texas Water Commission, statutory predecessor to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), dated June 10, 1987, and operates in accordance with the Texas Water Code, Chapters 49 and 51. The District consists of approximately 2,439 acres of land.
The District is located approximately 30 miles northwest of the central downtown business district of the City of Houston in Harris County, TX. Access to the District from the City of Houston is provided by U.S. Highway 290 to Mason Road. The District lies wholly within the boundaries of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District and is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston.
The District was created to construct and operate all major drainage and channel improvements necessary to serve the land within the boundaries of the District. Although the District has the legal authority to provide water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment and other storm drainage facilities, it is not presently anticipated by the District that such powers will be exercised. Instead, MUD 322, MUD 354, MUD 358, and MUD 397 have been created within the boundaries of the District to provide internal water distribution and wastewater collection services to the land located within their respective boundaries as well as internal storm drainage facilities connecting with the channels constructed by the District. In addition, MUD 358 (the “Regional District”), in its capacity as regional district will provide major water supply, wastewater treatment and detention facilities to serve the development within the District.
Major Channel Improvements
Outfall drainage for the developed land within the District is provided primarily by Channel A, Channel C and Channel D. Channel A is the major outfall channel and has been constructed from its confluence with Cypress Creek to a point approximately 3.3 miles upstream of U.S. Highway 290. All existing channels have been constructed to their expected ultimate size.
Channel A is part of the Harris County Flood Control District system and the District must follow its requirements when mowing or otherwise maintaining the channel. Harris County Flood Control District pays the District to mow the channel 9 times a year. The Board feels this is inadequate and has contracted with its channel maintenance company, Stuckey’s, LLC, to mow more frequently. Stuckey’s also maintains the growth of grass on the side slopes, which is important to reduce erosion, repairs sinkholes and removes debris from the channels.
In conjunction with many volunteers, the District constructed the Bretagne statue at the entrance of Fairfield in a park reserve adjacent to the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department station. The statue honors Bretagne, a golden retriever who lived in Fairfield, and all first responders. Bretagne was the last surviving 9/11 rescue dog, a member of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and Texas Task Force One, and a “reading dog” at Roberts Road Elementary.
The District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) Board members elected by the registered voters of the District, who manage and supervise all affairs of the District. Board members must either own property within the District or be a registered voter within the District. Each Board member is elected to serve a staggered, four (4) year term. The District’s current Board members are as follows:
- Jimmie Lehew, President, Term Expires: May 2026
- John Herzog, Vice-President, Term Expires: May 2024
- Roxana Johnson, Secretary, Term Expires: May 2026
- Heather Weiland-Redgrave, Asst. Secretary, Term Expires: May 2024
- Keith Wade, Asst. Secretary, Term Expires: May 2024
District Contact Information
- Name of Political Subdivision: Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 155
- Mailing Address: 1301 McKinney St., Suite 5100, Houston, TX 77010
- Phone: (713) 651-5691
- Email Address: Meghan.Koett@NortonRoseFulbright.com
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