Harris County Flood Control District Special Bond Election

The Harris County Flood Control District (“HCFCD”) has called a special bond election on August 25, 2018, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, to ask the qualified voters of Harris County whether the HCFCD should issue a maximum amount of $2.5 billion in bonds for flood risk reduction projects throughout the County. They also have requested resident input regarding projects to include in the proposed bond program. For more information about the proposed bond program, please visit the HCFCD website at: https://www.hcfcd.org/bond-program.

The Board of Directors of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 71 encourages all qualified voters in the District to seek out more information regarding the HCFCD bond election and to let your voice be heard by getting out to vote in the election. All qualified voters may vote in person on election day, August 25, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or during early voting, from August 8th through August 21st. Please click here to view the early voting schedule. For more information about the polling place locations and voting schedule, your polling place information, voter identification requirements, eligibility for voting by mail, or to view a sample ballot for the election, please visit the Harris County Clerk’s website at: http://harrisvotes.com.

Please Help us Keep our Lakes and Drainage and Detention Facilities Clean

In recent months, Harris County MUD No. 71 has had to spend significant funds to remove furniture, yard waste, and other debris left in or near District lakes and drainage and detention facilities, in order to allow for proper drainage and to assist with flooding prevention. Photographs of some of the debris dumped in District drainage and detention facilities are included below. Please help keep our lakes and drainage and detention facilities clean by disposing of all furniture, yard waste, and any other debris properly and not leaving it on District property!

All improper dumping should be reported to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, at (713) 221-6000. Please be advised that improper dumping could potentially subject you to fines and criminal penalties.