There will be regular trash pick-up on Saturday, Christmas Eve.
The National Weather Service has advised that subfreezing temperatures are likely beginning Thursday night and into Friday morning following the passage of a strong cold front. Freeze Warnings and possible Hard Freeze Warnings can be expected. High temperatures could quite possibly remain below freezing throughout the day on Friday and not warm up above freezing until during the day on Saturday.
Steps for Winterizing your Home
- Insulate pipes with insulation sleeves, wrapping or using slip-on foam pipe insulation. Do not leave any gaps without insulation as cold air can affect the pipe in these spaces.
- Winterize your sprinkler system by turning the water off to your irrigation system and drain your backflow preventer.
- Maintain a heating source inside the building to protect pipes against cold.
- Open cabinets underneath faucets.
- Exterior hose bibs are normally left unattended, disconnect hoses and insulate faucets with covers or blankets.
- House Shut off valve: Know where your shut off valve is located in case of an emergency. Valve is usually on the side of the house near the garage. Some homes the valve is inside the garage wall.
- If you choose to leave a faucet dripping, please only let the faucet drip slowly. NO STEADY STREAMS.
- If traveling for the Holidays, it is recommended that you turn the water off at the street and drain all your plumbing.
HCFCD PROJECT ID Z100-00-00-P019
The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a community engagement meeting to share Phase 2 results for the Feasibility Study of Stormwater Conveyance Tunnels. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents about the status of the Tunnels study and share study information.
The Feasibility Study of Stormwater Conveyance Tunnels is investigating the potential to reduce flooding risks in Harris County by the construction of large-diameter, deep underground tunnels to convey stormwater. Phase 2 of this study received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. Community engagement is an important component of this study, and we invite your participation as we consider further investigation of a tunnel system.
The Virtual Community Engagement Meeting will be held on:
Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join online at: PublicInput.com/Tunnels
Or by phone* at 855-925-2801 with Meeting Code: 9622
The meeting will begin with a brief presentation to share project updates, followed by a moderated Q&A session with Flood Control District team members. Residents will be able to submit questions, comments and input before, during and after the meeting, which will be considered during project development. Any comments not addressed during the Q&A session will receive a response after the conclusion of the public comment period.
Even if you are unable to attend the live meeting, residents are encouraged to register for the meeting to receive future project updates. A recorded version of the meeting will be available on the Flood Control District’s website and YouTube channel after the event. Meeting accommodations can be made for those with disabilities. If needed, please contact 346-286-4040 at least three business days prior to the meeting. For questions, please contact the Flood Control District at 346-286-4000, or fill out the comment form online at hcfcd.org/tunnels.
Esta junta de participación comunitaria se llevará a cabo en inglés; sin embargo, el Flood Control District proporcionará intérpretes de idiomas y materiales traducidos a pedido. En caso de necesidad, comuníquese al 346-286-4040 al menos tres días hábiles antes de la junta.
*If you attend by phone only, maps and other exhibits will not be visible. However, information will be available after the meeting on the project webpage at hcfcd.org/tunnels.