As new storms are approaching the area, we wanted to provide an update on the current state of water in our district.
Fort Bend County LID #19 – The Steep Bank Creek watershed has the four main pumps that are operating as designed. 5 of the 12 trailer mounted pumps are moving water to aid in the speed of water removal. We expect the remaining seven will be deployed throughout the day. We are currently pumping approximately 120,000 gallons per minute (GPM) out of the watershed. The nine pumps currently active have dropped the water level down 2.5 feet from a high on Wednesday morning. Without rain, it will continue to drop about an inch per hour.
Based on the current rain projections and pumping power the district will be able to move the expected water out of the area. However, during periods of downpours, you may experience street ponding as the rain backs up the sewer drains. Always remember to not drive into high waters.
If any of the projections get increased, we will notify you on the website, and through emails and texts.