The wait is over! Since breaking ground in December 2020, Harris County WCID 96 has worked tirelessly to bring you more amenities and activities. We are thrilled to announce that construction is now complete, and the expanded and improved Fall Creek Sports Complex is ready for you to enjoy. So, let’s party!
In conjunction with the last evening of Music in May, the WCID 96 Board of Directors is excited to invite you to the complex for a night of music, food, games, and fun. As er celebrate the reopening of this unique and beautiful park, the end of school, and Memorial Day all together. Join us and try out the new sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, ping pong tables, chess tables, and dog parks. Take a walk on the extended walking trails and visit the butterfly garden and bird watching stations at sunset to see the magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat. Parking spaces have been added to accommodate more guests.
In traditional Music in May style, please bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and listen to the music. See you there!
Photos graciously provided by resident, Paul Gregg.
Provided free of charge by Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas.
Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96
Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Location of Event: The Park at Fall Creek
7930 Fall Creek Bend, Humble, Texas 77396
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Items We Accept
- Personal computers
- ***TV’s ($25.00 disposal Fee)
- Keyboards, mouse, and speakers
- Switches & routers
- Cords & cables
- Game consoles
- Small kitchen appliances
- Computer monitors including: LCD, LED, Plasma Free (***CRT $10.00 disposal fee)
- Hard drives
- Car batteries
- Electrical Tools
- Memory chips & jump drives
- Hubs and routers
- Tape drives
- Electronic Toys
- Holiday electrical items
- Electronic novelty items
- Printers, copiers, and plotters
- Fax machines
- Rechargeable batteries
- Cell phones
TV’s accepted – with fee of $25.00 each for disposal
CRT Monitors accepted – with fee of $10.00 each for disposal
Items Not Accepted
- CFL light bulbs
- Major appliances
- Motor Oil
- Aerosol Containers
- Medical Waste
- Hazardous Waste (other than batteries)
- AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (the “USFWS”) has notified Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”) that a bald eagle and eaglet are nesting within the boundaries of the Fall Creek Sports Complex (the “FCSC”). The eagle nest is located close to FCSC facilities including the baseball fields and the pavilion.
Pursuant to the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines, the District is closing indefinitely the pavilion area, including the playground, and the baseball fields. The District is consulting with USFWS regarding best practices and activities that may be permitted in the vicinity of the nest. The District will reopen the closed sections of the FCSC once it is appropriate.
Boil Water Notice for HCWCID 96 Rescinded – 2/20/21
You should boil your water at a roiling boil for 2 minutes now out of an abundance of caution. You probably saw the emergency alert with the boil water notice for the City of Houston. We are getting most of our water from our well now but we were supplementing with some water from the City of Houston system. The operators are going out to stop the water from the city system from entering our system now.
The operator believes that it is most likely that our water is safe, although because there is the possibility that some of the City water system water might have been compromised and entered into our system, we must caution you now to boil water for two minutes before drinking if using water you drew from the tap this morning and until you hear otherwise.
The WCID 96 operators have compliance people working to determine if our water system kept enough pressure from the city lines to mean we were not affected. We may be able to lift the boil water notice soon.
In the meantime, please boil water for two minutes before drinking or cooking. If you only have an electric stove, boil some water as soon as power comes back on before it is cut again.
Due to the inclement weather, Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas will not be collecting trash or recycling tomorrow.
The Board of Directors for Harris County Water Control & Improvement District #96 is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the Fall Creek Sports Complex expansion project!
The groundbreaking ceremony held at the complex on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 was hosted by Board President Brett Sileo and members Lonnie Jackson, Linda Ihns, and Ben Bates. Along with Texas Parks and Wildlife representative Matt Fougerat, the first shovels of dirt were turned to officially kickoff the project. BGE’s Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Brett Mann, Project Manager Tung Huynh, District Engineer Cindy Fields, attorney Julianne Kugle with SK Law, Gandolf Burrus with Grant Development Services, and Recreation Director Kas Wright were also on site to help commence construction on the newest amenities including: a splash pad, additional playground equipment, more walking and bike paths, bird watching stations, batting cages, two dog parks, and a butterfly garden. A special thanks goes out to other project partners including D.L. Meacham, Kraftsman, and Lonestar.
Construction is currently underway! Please use caution when visiting the sports complex and stay clear of all equipment. Everyone is working hard to better serve you and your community!
The recycling pick up day in WCID 96 will be changing from Saturday to Wednesday starting Wednesday, January 6. Regular trash collection will still continue on both Wednesday and Saturday. The final Saturday recycling collection will be on Saturday, January 2. Recycling collection on Wednesdays will begin on Wednesday, January 6. Everything else about recycling and trash collection will remain the same.
The recycling and trash provider requested this change because there are more cars parked on the street and more people (especially children) walking about on Saturday compared to Wednesday, so they think it will be safer and more efficient to collect the recycling on Wednesday and only have one set of trucks run through the neighborhood (collecting trash) on Saturdays and have both sets of trucks (recycling and trash) run through the neighborhood on Wednesday instead. Also, some residents miss getting their recycling picked up on Saturday when they go out of town for the weekend, and now they will find it easier to make the Wednesday recycling collection. Having the double recycling runs for the week of transition right after the holidays will also help clear the holiday recycling volume. There will be pick up on both Saturday, Jan. 2 and Wednesday, Jan. 6.
As a reminder, WCID 96 covers Fall Creek west of Wilson Road plus Heather Glen. The rest of Fall Creek on the east side is in MUD 49.
PAYMENTS are due on the 12th of each month.
LATE FEES APPLIED BEGINNING ON July 13, 2020
WATER SERVICE TERMINATIONS WILL BEGIN IN August, 2020.
Beginning in March, the Harris County WCID No. 96 Board of Directors voted to suspend late fees and water terminations to help residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District will begin applying the 15% LATE FEE on unpaid balances and will resume water service terminations for non-payment. Residents will have until July 12th to make sure their water bill balances are current. If you are unable to pay your water bill, contact us about a payment plan to pay down your balance. To make a payment plan request, contact Customer Care at 832-490-1600.