Residents from the Allendale area addressed TCEQ Monday night at Caney Creek High School. A public meeting was being held in reference to the new subdivision going in near FM 1314 and SH 242. The 2200 acre subdivision is being cleared now. MUD 111 was formed and filed application for a wastewater treatment plant which will discharge just over 1 million gallons of treated sewage per day, This is being done with a canal now being constructed from the subdivision , across FM 1314 and to the San Jacinto River. Engineers say the flow is equal to 2cfs of water and will discharge into the San Jacinto River at a point where the river flows at 98,000 cubic feet per second. They say the canal will be at ground level without a berm. At points will be 25-feet deep. Engineers hope that it will carry some of the flood waters away from the Allendale area. Many were surprised to learn the Montgomery County Engineers Office issued the permit for the subdivision knowing all the flooding in the area. Unlike Harris County , where there is a Flood Control District to force retention ponds for businesses and subdivisions, no such retention pond is being build for the subdivision. Many were given bad information that this was going to flow to Caney Creek which was not the case. The permit is in it’s final stages, however bids have already gone out to build the sewage treatment plant. Engineers also figure the subdivision will add another 500 cfs in a heavy rain , however the canal is designed to handle approximately 5600 cubic feet per second. The subdivision which is just of the intersection of SH 242 and FM 1314 is well under way of development of streets. The canal is also well ahead of it. From aerial shots you can see it runs from the subdivision south behind the Allendale subdivision just off the end of Strausie Lane. It then continues south paralleling FM 1314 to about Calhoun Road where it will go under FM 1314 and continue west to the San Jacinto River. In several shots you can see the size of pipe which they are using under roadways.
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