SUBJECT: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of 11.784 acres to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531.
RECOMMENDATION: Petition for the City’s consent to the addition of 11.784 acres to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531 be approved.
SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531 (the “District”) was created through an act of Texas Legislature in 2013, and currently consists of 373.844 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 11.784 acres of vacant land, proposed to be developed as single family residential and commercial property, to the District. The proposed annexation tract is located in the vicinity of Edworthy Road, Mason Road, Cumberland Ridge Drive, 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 has a wastewater collection system and treatment facility. The annexation tract will be provided with wastewater treatment by the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531 Wastewater Treatment Plant. Potable water is provided by the District.
The nearest major drainage facility for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 531 is Little Cypress Creek, which flows into Cypress Creek, then to Spring Creek, then to the San Jacinto River, and finally into Lake Houston. The proposed annexation tract is 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