While we all are dealing with the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the board of directors for your LID 19 wanted to provide a brief update on the current status of the pump station and other operational matters.
The Steep Bank pump station, connected to LID 19, is operating at prime efficiency. We have full gravity flow, which means any rain can flow into and through the district without impediment. As such, we are not currently pumping and do not anticipate needing to have the pump station pull water out of the area.
Currently, the Brazos River gauge is under 15 feet. Flood stage is at 45 feet. There is rain in the forecast over the next few weeks, but we do not anticipate that the water levels will rise to concerning levels in the near term.
Our monthly meetings continue with some alterations. We have asked non-essential consultants and LID 19 vendors not to attend but provide written updates to the board. These remain open meetings to residents, but due to the governmental restrictions on gatherings of over ten people, we may need to rotate residents into the sessions if need be.
Governor Abbott, on Monday, suspended some open meetings laws to allow for teleconferencing for governmental meetings. This will assist in the official recommendations/requirements to limit face-to-face meetings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We, alongside our legal counsel, are currently developing procedures for the temporary changes.
All of our LID 19 team members are working hard to ensure that the water flow inside the district is not a worry.