Many in our community are unaware about the wastewater treatment plant and 440-unit mobile home park proposed for the pristine strip of forest and wetlands situated between Spring Creek and the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve and Scout Camping area.
There are concerns about local and potential downstream flooding, potential drinking water contamination, the destruction of the wetlands, and the obstruction of the natural drainage route from Kleb Woods Nature Preserve into Spring Creek.
The developer plans to release effluent into Spring Creek via a 700-foot open ditch, a fact in their application which they denied during a TCEQ public hearing. A rubber-stamped approval of the wastewater plant by TCEQ appears imminent even though TCEQ representatives admitted that no one from their agency had ever set foot or eyes on the property. Their decision will rely solely on the flawed application from the developer, who would not offer any evidence that they own or even have a valid lease for the property (as required by the TCEQ).
The community is requesting inspections by Harris County Flood Control and the Army Corps of Engineers before development begins.
Those interested in getting the Army Corps of Engineers and the Harris County Flood Control involved in this development should contact the following by phone or email:
State Representative, Dr. Tom Oliverson