MESSAGE FROM MAYOR KOBELAN
January 19, 2017
TO: ALL PINEY POINT VILLAGE RESIDENTS
RE: DRAINAGE ISSUES
I would like to remind all residents of the importance of keeping all ditches, culverts and storm sewer drains cleared of debris.
As you know, we had approximately 5” of rain early Tuesday morning. As soon as it was light enough to see, I drove around Piney Point Village to see if there were any serious flooding issues to be addressed. Although there were no reported flooding problems, I found an issue that I wanted to bring to the attention of all residents.
On Hacienda Lane near Beinhorn, there were about 10 trash bags full of leaves that were left in the ditch for trash pickup. Two bags had washed down the ditch to the next culvert, and had completely plugged off the flow of water in the ditch.
After I moved the bags, water began flowing quickly to the main ditch on Beinhorn.
Flooding is a major issue in Piney Point Village. Your city council spends a significant amount of time and millions of your dollars on drainage projects designed to reduce flooding. Ditches and culverts transport water to the major storm water drainage systems that eventually move the water into Buffalo Bayou. For the storm system to do its job, it is imperative that the ditches, culverts and storm drains are kept free of anything that could block the flow of storm water including: trash, branches, toys, basketballs, construction materials, leaves, etc.
If you use a yard maintenance company, please make sure they know to keep the ditches and drains clean and not to leave anything in the yard that could wash into the storm water drainage systems.