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.