SUBJECT: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of 106.166 acres to Decker Prairie Municipal Utility District.
RECOMMENDATION: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of 106.166 acres to Decker Prairie Municipal Utility District be approved.
SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: Decker Prairie Municipal Utility District (the “District”) was created through the TCEQ in 2021, and currently consists of 68.673 acres within Montgomery County. The District is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston (the “City”) and has petitioned the City for consent to add 106.166 acres of vacant land, proposed be developed as single family residential property, to the District. The proposed annexation tract is located in the vicinity of Spring Creek, Decker Prairie - Rosehill Road, and Highway 249. 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 tract will be provided with wastewater treatment by the Decker Farms Wastewater Treatment Plant. Potable water will be provided by the District.
The nearest major drainage facility for Decker Prairie Municipal Utility District is Spring Creek, which flows into the San Jacinto River, and finally into Lake Houston. The proposed annexation tract is within the 100 year floodplain (39.56%) and 500 year floodplain (25.20%). The drainage plans have been approved by the City of Houston.
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