SUBJECT: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of sixteen (16) tracts of land totaling 195.4232 acres to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 558.
RECOMMENDATION: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of sixteen (16) tracts of land totaling 195.4232 acres to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 558 be approved.
SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 558 (the “District”) was created through the TCEQ in 2019, and currently consists of 371.81 acres within Harris County. The District is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston (the “City”) and has petitioned the City for consent to add sixteen (16) tracts of vacant land totaling 195.4232 acres, proposed to be developed as single family residential property, to the District. The proposed annexation tracts are located in the vicinity of Grand Parkway, Bauer Road, FM 2920, and Mueschke Road. The addition of land to the District does not release it from the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The Utility District Review Committee has evaluated the application with respect to wastewater collection and treatment, potable water distribution, storm water conveyance, and other public services.
The District will have a wastewater collection system and treatment facility. The annexation tracts will be provided with wastewater treatment by the Harris County MUD No. 558 Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1. Potable water will be provided by the District.
The nearest major drainage facility for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 558 is Little Cypress Creek Regional Detention Pond, which flow into Cypress Creek, then to Spring Creek, then to the San Jacinto River, and finally into the Houston Ship Channel. Little Cypress Creek Regional Detention Pond is within the Little Cypress Creek watershed. The proposed annexation tracts are not within the 100 or 500 year floodplain.
By executing the Petition for Consent, the District has acknowledged that all plans for the construction of water conveyance, wastewater collection, and storm water collection systems within the District must be approved by the City prior to their construction.
The Utility District Review Committee recommends that the subject petition be approved.
Carol Ellinger Haddock, P. E.
Houston Public Works