Potential Project Types
For Bond Funding
The Harris County Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by working with our partners and local stakeholders to evaluate, develop, and implement flood damage reduction plans and then perform long-term maintenance of drainage infrastructure.
Flood damage reduction plans and projects can include modifications to our streams and bayous to increase the amount of stormwater that they can carry, the implementation of detention basins to store excess stormwater, nonstructural flood mitigation tools such as voluntary home buyouts, and any combination of these methods to address local and regional flooding issues.
Here are several types of projects that may be supported by bond funding:
Voluntary Home Buyouts – The purchase of flood-prone structures from willing sellers in areas that are too deep in the floodplain to benefit from structural flood risk reduction projects, or in areas where flood risk reduction projects are not feasible. This process includes the demolition of the structure and relocation of the seller to higher ground.
Storm Repair – Major maintenance projects that restore the designed function and capacity of a channel or stormwater detention basin.
Subdivision Drainage Improvement – Partnership projects with the Harris County Engineering Department and a Municipal Utility District to provide drainage improvements to subdivisions in unincorporated Harris County.
Partnership Projects – Flood risk reduction projects such as channel modifications or stormwater detention basin construction using a combination of Harris County Flood Control District funding and funding from local, state, or federal partners such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Local Projects – Flood risk reduction projects such as channel modifications or stormwater detention basin construction using ONLY Harris County Flood Control District funds.
Community Input Projects – Projects suggested by community members, including during community engagement meetings to be held in each Harris County watershed prior to the August 25 bond election