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New Detention Basin to help reduce flooding

The new Halls Bayou Watershed Detention Basin was dedicated last Tuesday with a Ribbon Cutting at the site between Langley and Hopper Roads. Present for the ceremony were Alan Black, Interim Director of the Harris County Flood Control District, Connie Esparza area resident whose property had been flooded three times, Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, and Dr. Adrienne Hollooway, Exec. Director of the Harris County Community Services Department.

Halls Bayou project will protect 300 homes

Pct. 2 Commissioner Garcia celebrated completion of $7.9m bond project in East Aldine

ALDINE AREA – Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia announced this week that his team along with Harris County Flood Control and Harris County Community Services Department celebrated the milestone of completing the first Bond Project in East Aldine.

Located between Langley Road and Hopper Road, the Stormwater basin was constructed to protect the citizens of the community, intending to hold 652 million gallons of water. Project cost was $7.9 million dollars, paid for partially with funds from last year’s $2.5 billion Flood Control Bond issue.

Garcia said that he was thrilled for this achievement in protecting the community in diminishing the rates of having to experience the devastation of flooding. Reducing chronic flooding has been a priority since he took office. Garcia said that he crafted the motion that brought $535 Million dollars more for voter-approved Flood Bond projects. This project along Halls Bayou represents the kind of progress residents expect to see.

“This is one piece of the county-wide puzzle to keeping us safe from flood waters,” he said.