The goal of the bond election is to both assist with recovery after previous flooding events and to make our county more resilient for the future. To deliver this, the Harris County Flood Control District is seeking community input on the proposed bond program.
Please know that every comment received will be documented and considered by the Flood Control District team, and we have developed several tools to communicate with you:
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS ONLINE
You can submit your comments online by watershed:
Reach out to the Flood Control District
- You may call the Flood Control District Bond Program Hotline with any questions directly at 713-684-4107.
- You may mail comments in writing to 9900 Northwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77092, ATTN: Bond Program Communications.
When considering project ideas suggested by the community, the Harris County Flood Control District will prioritize projects that meet its mission to provide flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. Thus, the Flood Control District will use the following criteria:
A PROJECT RECEIVING THE HIGHEST CONSIDERATION:
- Provides the greatest potential flood risk reduction benefits relative to the community’s population
- Causes NO increase in existing flood risks upstream or downstream
- Offers potential for multiple benefits, in addition to flood risk reduction
- Features long-term viability and relatively low maintenance
- Includes a clearly defined drainage issue and flood risk reduction benefit
- Uses readily available, proven engineering techniques and industry standards
- Poses NO undue burden on disadvantaged communities
- Minimizes adverse impacts on the environment
FACTORS THAT COULD NEGATIVELY AFFECT PROJECT CONSIDERATION:
- High costs for mitigating unavoidable environmental impacts
- Dependence on pumps or other mechanical devices that could fail or involve a high annual maintenance cost
- Project targets an area that already has a relatively high level of drainage service
- Located outside Harris County, with the exception of projects already approved, e.g. Clear Creek