The final report for Phase 2 of the Third Party Engineer’s review of operations during Hurricane Harvey is complete. A full copy can be obtained by clicking here. The Phase 3 report regarding recommendations for system improvements is expected to be complete in January.
Residents who have experienced Harvey-related property damage may request an installment payment plan for their 2018 assessed taxes. To take advantage of this option, the resident must submit a completed “Request for Installment Agreement for Property in Disaster Area for 2018 Taxes” (the “Installment Plan Request”), along with accompanying evidence of Harvey-related property damage (this includes pictures of damage, a FEMA or insurance claim sheet, or repair estimates). The Installment Plan Request and first payment must be made by January 31, 2019. A copy of the required Installment Plan Request can be found by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding your MUD/LID taxes, please call Kristy Hebert at 281-499-1223 or visit http://www.taxtech.net.
As many of you know, LID 19 engaged Aptim to provide recommendations for system improvements or modifications in its Phase 3 report. However, LID 19’s Board recently voted to modify Aptim’s Phase 3 scope to provide recommendations for system improvements or modifications for limited events up to a 100-year rainstorm event. Aptim’s Phase 3 report will also take into consideration recent updates to rainfall data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlas 14 draft report.
The decision to modify Aptim’s Phase 3 Report was made as a result of the Board’s analysis of currently available 1D modeling, which may be insufficient for purposes of modeling extreme rainfall events, such as Hurricane Harvey. In order to obtain a model with improved predictive data to allow LID 19 to better analyze potential regional improvements or modifications for extreme rainfall events, LID 19’s Board voted to begin work to create a new comprehensive 2D hydraulic & hydrologic model for the entire lower Steep Bank Creek watershed, including surrounding areas. This modeling effort is expected to take several months, and updates regarding progress on the modeling project will be provided on the website.