Oyster Creek Dredging and Desilting Operations by Gulf Coast Authority Update

As most of you are well aware the dredging and desilting operation being performed by Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) along Oyster Creek is moving at a slow pace, largely because of heavy rain events through the spring. In an effort to make better progress GCWA has added a second machine and operator to the project.

GCWA will also begin removing several trees in their easement along the creek that impact their ability to properly dredge and desilt. A majority of the trees being removed are invasive species such as hackberries and chinaberries. GCWA has assured the District that every effort will be made to minimize removing any native species such as oaks and pecans. Removal of some of these trees will also help with an area that currently holds water consistently creating a mosquito breeding ground. The tree removals should be complete early in the week of July 25 th .

For inquiries related to this project please contact Gulf Coast Water Authority during office hours, Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM, by phone at 281-331- 3137 or David Hudson at (281) 932-1047.

Who takes care of our street lights?

Cobrahead style street lights in the District are operated and maintained by CenterPoint Energy. Each pole has a unique identification number that can be used to assist CenterPoint Energy in a more efficient response to a reported outage. To report a street light outage, District residents may call CenterPoint Energy at (713) 207-2222. Or you can visit their website and complete a simple form to report the outage.

The following link will direct you to the online form to complete:

http://www.centerpointenergy.com/en-us/residential/customer-service/electric-outage-center/report-streetlight-outages?sa=ho