Unauthorized Access on District Levee and / or Facilities May Result in Criminal Charge

Greatwood 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 unauthorized access and activity on District facilities.

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. Ruts and damage to grass will undermine the integrity of the facilities. The Board of Directors has contacted the City of Sugar Land’s Police Department requesting that they immediately begin regular patrol of 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.