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 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.

Driving on the levee 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 again 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.

Spring Pump Station Tour

Open House April 29th

The District thanks all who attended the Spring Tour at Storm Water Pump Station #1 on April 29th. The Board members, Mike Rozell, Justin Ring and Roberta Terrell have been proactive in addressing and enhancing Greatwood’s drainage. The Board said it was a wonderful opportunity to show off the new drainage facilities and answer questions from residents.

Jeff Perry of Levee Management Services and engineers from LJA Engineering were there to explain how it all works to protect Greatwood, and residents were enthusiastic as they toured the facility.

Don’t forget to use the Contact Directors tab if you have any questions or comments.

New Federal Flood Insurance Premiums

Took Effect 10/1/21

FBCLID 11 residents,

By now, you may or may not have noticed an increase in your Federal Flood Insurance Premium due to FEMA’s, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, implementation of a new method to calculate flood insurance premiums called Risk Rating 2.0. FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 utilizes newer technology available to assess the flood risk of a property.

Historically, FEMA would determine the flood risk of property based on published Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The maps, or FIRMs, would show different flood factors and flood risk potential which they would use to set the rates of flood insurance. This methodology had not changed in over 50 years, but that change took effect October 1, 2021.

Your Federal Flood Insurance Premium may have increased due to FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0.

Stay informed! As Board members, we encourage you to contact your home insurance provider to obtain the amount of your premium for Federal Flood Insurance.

Additional information regarding Risk Rating 2.0 can be found at Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action | FEMA.gov.

We encourage you to visit the FEMA website and/or talk to your insurance agent as soon as possible.