Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project Public Meeting

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008
districte@houstontx.gov

Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project Public Meeting

Houston, TX – City Council Member Dave Martin would like to invite residents to attend a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 15, to learn more about the expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant.  The meeting will be held at Lakeside United Methodist Church, located at 14303 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, TX 77044. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will conclude at 8:00 p.m.

The meeting will include an update to neighbors on the installation of two 108 inch pipelines traveling from the Northeast Water Purification Plant east to Lake Houston, adjacent to Jack’s Ditch, as well as the construction of an intake pump station in Lake Houston.

Council Member Martin encourages residents to attend the meeting as well as visit www.GreaterHoustonWater.com. If you are unable to attend the meeting or would like to learn more, please contact representatives from the water project at info@greaterhoustonwater.com  or call (281) 520-3777.

City of Houston Files Cease and Desist

October 2, 2019
Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008
districte@houstontx.gov

City of Houston Files Cease and Desist Against Perry Homes,
Double Oak, and Figure Four Partners

Houston, TX – Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like for Kingwood residents to be aware the City of Houston has filed cease and desist orders against Perry Homes, Double Oak Construction, Inc., and Figure Four Partners, Ltd. for the discharge of stormwater from the Woodridge Village development site. These cease and desist orders were issued in response to the discharge of sand, silt, sediment, and debris from the development site into the Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4) on September 19, 2019.

This discharge is in direct violation of City of Houston Ordinance:

ARTICLE XII. – STORM WATER DISCHARGES, DIVISION 5 – ILLICIT DISCHARGES AND CONNECTIONS, Section 47-741 – Discharge to MS4 prohibited (a)   A person commits an offense if the person threatens to introduce, introduces or causes to be introduced into the MS4 any discharge that is not composed entirely of storm water

This discharge has caused severe damage to the City of Houston’s MS4 and to the property of the citizens of the City of Houston. As a result of this discharge the City of Houston started a 12 week extensive investigation of the stormwater system located within Elm Grove and other effected communities within the far northeast section of Kingwood. This investigation is currently 10 percent complete as it started last week.

Another update on this investigation will be provided during the Council Member Martin’s Kingwood Town Hall Meeting to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. located at the Kingwood Community Center (4102 Rustic Woods, Kingwood, TX 77345) Council Member Martin has been working diligently to see this type of action over the last week and is actively pursuing additional measures to be taken to further protect the residents of Kingwood.

For more information, please contact Council Member Martin’s office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at districte@houstontx.gov.

 

Town Hall Meeting

October 1, 2019
Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008
districte@houstontx.gov
Council Member Dave Martin Hosts
Kingwood/Lake Houston Area Town Hall Meeting

Houston, TX – Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m., at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods, Kingwood, TX 77345. The community is invited to attend and hear from city and community representatives about ongoing projects, issues and community news related to the Kingwood and Lake Houston areas of District E.

Mayor Sylvester Turner will be in attendance again this year, and residents will also hear from Stephen Costello, City of Houston Chief Recovery Officer, on the progress of projects such as the additional Lake Houston Spillway Dam Improvement Project (Flood Gates). Houston Public Works and the Coastal Water Authority have been invited to speak on the Lake Houston Dam Maintenance Project, which currently requires the level of Lake Houston to be kept one foot below normal pool elevation through next November.

Stan Sarman, the Chair of the TIRZ 10 board, will provide information on the Northpark Drive Mobility Improvement Project. Chuck Gilman, San Jacinto River Authority Director of Flood Management, will provide an update on the regional watershed study that is being completed with Montgomery County, Harris County Flood Control District and the City of Houston. Additionally, Chip Place will be speaking on the Houston Parks Board Bayou Greenways 2020 project along Hamblen Road. Finally, the Texas Department of Transportation has been included on the agenda to provide an update on the Loop 494 expansion project.

For those that arrive to the Kingwood town hall meeting early, there will be information tables available starting at 6:00 p.m. from Lovett Commercial (Kingwood Docks), Houston Public Works, Houston Police Department Kingwood Division, the Houston Permitting Center to assist residents with questions related to storm damage repairs and rebuilding. The tables will be on site with information available to residents before and after the town hall meeting.

For more information, please contact Council Member Martin’s office at (832) 393-3008 or via email at districte@houstontx.gov.