In 2022, HC MUD 341 began a replacement project of the pipes around the perimeter of the lakes that take rainwater from the streets into the lakes. These pipes are all large diameter and constructed of metal. Over the last 25 years, these pipes have rusted and begun failing. They are being replaced by longer lasting concrete pipes. The next phase of these replacements has now begun. Below is a summary of the current and upcoming work for 2023:
Lake G – Behind Indian Shores Lane – The 66” pipe failed earlier in 2023 and the emergency replacement is now nearing completion.
Lake B – At the end of Bristol Banks Court – This 30” line is being constructed to create a direct drain into the lake from the end of the cul-de-sac. It appears when the subdivision was originally laid out, the developer planned to run that street in a different direction and the drainage pipes were located based on that old layout. Because of that, the drainage pipes in this area are very complex, making it harder for the rainwater to clear the street. This piping revision should improve drainage in addition to replacing old metal piping.
Lake B – Behind (south side) of Bristol Banks Court – With installation of the new, redirected 30” pipe at the end of Bristol Banks Court, several old, rusted pipes will be removed or capped and filled.
Lake B – South side near the end of Pebble Way Lane/Lake Shore Ridge Court – The existing 36” line will be replaced with new concrete pipe which serves the ends of both streets. There are two metal pipes adjacent to the 36” line which are no longer needed and will be capped and filled.
Lake B – North side near Waterside Way – There is a small drainage pipe that has collapsed. We will be capping and filling that line with concrete since there is redundant drainage in the area.
Lake C – In Pelican Point – Three metal drainage pipes leading to the lower pool of Lake C will be replaced with concrete pipes. Additionally, an above ground drain located in the edge of the lake will be rebuilt. This drain has historically filled with pine needles and refuse leading to higher lake levels. The new drain includes a cover to help allow free flow year-round.
NONE OF THESE REPLACEMENTS SHOULD AFFECT WATER OR SEWER SERVICE. All this work is related to rainfall (storm water) drainage. We currently anticipate the project for Lakes B and C to take approximately 8 weeks, assuming good weather.
There will be closures of the walking path on the north side of Lake B during construction. Signs will be posted. Please do not try to walk on that side of the lake. The south side of the lake should remain open except during the small repair. We appreciate your cooperation.
If you have any questions, please contact the engineer for MUD 341, Eric Johnson, P.E. at 832.590.7224 (office) or 713.962.0666 (cell) or EJohnson@idseg.com. You may also contact your neighbors serving on the MUD 341 Board of Directors at https://www.hcmud341.org/contact.