A History of Bundy Lake

In the early stages of development in Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 71 (the District), an original subdivision was developed in the mid 1980’s called Westland Creek Village. Approximately 300 homes were constructed in this subdivision before development ceased until the late 1990’s. One of the original 300 homeowners was Mr. Douglas E. Bundy. Douglas Bundy was a well-respected and involved member of the community. Mr. Bundy served on the Board of Directors for the District and was a member of the Goldbow Elementary PTA. Prior to his passing away in the mid-90’s he played a pivotal role in establishing the vibrant community you see today.

When the “amenity lake” at the northeast corner of the Mason Rd. and Lakes of Bridgewater Dr. was deeded to the District in the early 2000’s, it was nothing more than a muddy water hole surrounded by sparse vegetation. A developer at the time, who was developing what is now called the Lakes of Bridgewater, believed this water hole could be improved with the help of the Board. The Board believed it could invest funds to improve and transform this unsightly area into a communal-focal-point that could be shared and enjoyed by residents and their guests.

In 2002, upon conveyance of the property from the original developer to the District, the lake and park area was formally platted by the District and design of an amenity lake and public plaza began. In recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the community, the MUD 71 Board of Directors voted to dedicate the lake and surrounding park area to the late Douglas E. Bundy as Douglas E. Bundy Amenity Lake.

The District continues to improve upon the original vision for the park and lake area by funding renovations to the originally developed facilities. In 2017, renovation of the Bundy Lake Plaza was completed to include new flagpoles, area lighting, landscape beds, plaza surfacing with the Texas star emblem, irrigation, site furnishings and a park name sign. Additional improvements are currently in the planning process with construction tentatively scheduled for 2018.

Help Protect Our Lakes, Bayous, and Creeks

Harris County MUD No. 71 needs your help in protecting our lakes, bayous, and other water bodies.  You may not be aware that the storm drains along the street in front of your home are separate from the sanitary sewer drains that collect wastewater in your home from your sink, toilet, shower, and other appliances. Unlike the sanitary sewer system, the storm sewers transfer rainwater and other substances deposited in the storm drains directly out into the lakes, bayous, and creeks in your community. Because the water usually is not treated, contaminants placed in the storm sewers can travel directly into our waterways, potentially harming local plants and wildlife.

In order to help protect our waterways, please do not place anything into the storm drains. The only thing that should be going into the storm drains is rainwater! Some of the most common contributors to storm water pollution in our area include grass clippings and other yard waste, paint and other household chemicals, and fat, oil, and grease.

For information on ways to minimize storm water pollution when maintaining your yard and tips on disposing of yard waste, please visit: http://www.cleanwaterways.org/downloads/brochures/Grass%20Clippings_ENG.pdf

For information on determining how much paint to purchase, and storing and properly disposing of paint, please visit: http://www.cleanwaterways.org/downloads/brochures/Paint_The%20Household%20Paint%20Planner%20Brochure.pdf

For information on the proper disposal of household hazardous waste, please contact Harris County’s Hazardous Waste Facility at (281) 560-6200 or visit: http://eng.hctx.net/watershed/hhw_facility.html

For information on the proper disposal of household oil, fats, and grease, please visit: http://www.cleanwaterways.org/downloads/brochures/FOG_brochure_English.pdf

For additional information regarding storm water pollution, please visit: http://www.cleanwaterways.org/.  You also may report a spill or other unauthorized discharge into a storm drain to the Harris County Pollution Control Services Department at (713) 920-2831.

We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our waterways clean!