Water Cutoff Scheduled
Memorial Thicket Water Outage
The Short Story Most of Memorial Thicket is scheduled to have our homes' water cut off on Monday, February 15, for approximately four hours beginning around 9:00 a.m. Click here for the map that shows if your home will be affected. Addresses highlighted in green will be impacted. Water lines are in blue.
X Marks the Spot of the New Manhole
The Longer Story
The necessity for cutting off our water is tied to the Buffalo Bayou Storm Sewer Project that was the subject of a newsletter last month. The contractor needs to build a manhole that will drop over 25 feet down to create the junction to tie in the new storm sewer line that empties into Buffalo Bayou with the current line draining Fleetwood. The old line that collapsed south of the new manhole will be abandoned. One of the two City water lines for Memorial Thicket runs from Fleetwood behind Marywood and then in the backyards of the two western homes of Elk Run Circle before heading east along Walkwood. That line is very close to where the new manhole is to be located. As such, the contractor wants to construct a bypass for the water line in order to construct the manhole. To do so, the water must be turned off during the bypass construction. My current understanding is once the manhole is completed, the bypass would be pulled and the straight line reinstituted. If that is the case, then I would expect another shutoff. Some of you may have seen the City out in Memorial Thicket yesterday and a number of fire hydrants running. The City was performing a test cutoff to determine which valves would need to be turned off during the bypass construction.
Greg Sergesketter Director 815 Elk Run Circle 713.234.0604
February 11, 2021