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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.
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.