Unauthorized Access on District Facilities

FBCLID 11 residents,

As many of you are aware, our levee, pump stations, and drainage detention facilities provide drainage, flood control and protection for homes within the District’s boundaries from the Brazos River 100-year floodplain. We have recently experienced an unusual amount of ATV’s driving on the levee, which is unauthorized access and activity. This type of activity is illegal primarily because of the damage that it causes to the levee and drainage system. Here are some examples of damage created by ATV activity:

The ATV tears up the surface and vegetation on the top of the levee leaving ruts behind. Water can stand in these ruts and create structural problems with the underlying levee. Additionally, the grass is essential to protect the levee from erosion which can also damage the structural integrity of the levee.

Per state law, in particular, Texas Water Code § 49.217, the use of motorized vehicles on District drainage facilities is prohibited and classified as a Class C misdemeanor for first time offenders and a Class B misdemeanor after the first offense.

It is imperative the District’s drainage facilities not be compromised or damaged by motorized vehicles. The Board of Directors has contacted the City of Sugar Land’s Police Department requesting that they regularly patrol District facilities and issue citations to violators. The District has signs posted along District facilities throughout Greatwood notifying the public that use of motorized vehicles on District land is prohibited.

If you observe any violations or unauthorized access to District facilities, please contact the City of Sugar Land Police Department’s non-emergency line at 281-275-2020.

Debris On District’s Levee

Recently, the District has seen a significant amount of debris being placed by residents in the District’s levee and drainage right of ways. Typically, this debris is in the form of landscape trash, including bags of grass clippings, hedge and tree trimmings and piles of dirt and/or soil. The Board of Directors wants to remind all residents that this a hazard to the operation and maintenance of the District’s levees and drainage systems. Debris can block drainage ways and cause flooding or become obstacles to the operator or engineer as they attempt to maintain our system or address a concern. It is imperative that these areas remain clear at all times.

Please protect yourself and your neighbors by properly disposing of your trash and not placing debris on the levee and drainage ways.

Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 Update

The City of Sugar Land is currently updating the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to identify natural and man-made hazards, activities to reduce losses from those hazards, and establish a coordinated process to implement the Plan. The City needs your input to create a safer, more disaster-resilient community. The Survey is comprised of 30 questions and is divided into the following three sections:

This survey consists of three sets of questions:

  1. The first section identifies demographic information used to correlate responses to the questionnaire.
  2. The second section involves potential hazards near you and whether your knowledge of potential hazards influenced your decision to choose where you live.
  3. The last section is about your experience and knowledge of natural and non-natural hazards in general and steps your household has taken to prepare for hazardous events.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey

For more information, please visit the City of Sugar Land’s Hazard Mitigation Plan Update page.