Fall Creek Bluebirds

Photos graciously provided by resident, Paul Gregg.

No Garbage Collection New Year’s Day

There will be no garbage collection service this Saturday, January 1.

Garbage collection service will resume on the next regular scheduled collection day which is Wednesday, January 5.

Electronic Waste Recycling Event

Provided free of charge by Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas.
(346) 248-5222

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
  • Cameras
  • Switches & routers
  • Cords & cables
  • Game consoles
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Computer monitors including: LCD, LED, Plasma Free (***CRT $10.00 disposal fee)
  • Laptops
  • Hard drives
  • Car batteries
  • Electrical Tools
  • Memory chips & jump drives
  • Hubs and routers
  • Tape drives
  • Electronic Toys
  • Holiday electrical items
  • Electronic novelty items
  • Typewriters
  • Printers, copiers, and plotters
  • Fax machines
  • PDAs
  • Projectors
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Telephones
  • 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
  • Paint
  • Motor Oil
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Medical Waste
  • Hazardous Waste (other than batteries)
  • AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries

Closure of Fall Creek Sports Complex Pavilion Area, Playground, and Baseball Fields

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.

Groundbreaking of Sports Complex

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!

WCID 96 Recycling Changes to Wednesday Starting January 6, 2021

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.

Notice to Customers Harris County WCID 96 Regarding Water and Sewer Billing

PAYMENTS are due on the 12th of each month.

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.

Fall Creek Sports Complex Sports Fields Reservations Resume June 1; Playground Still Closed Until Further Notice

After Governor Abbott’s announcement Monday regarding outdoor activities and recreation, May 31, 2020 has been declared as the start date for youth sport practices to begin again.

Therefore, all reservations through the end of May will be cancelled. The good news is existing reservations beginning June 1, 2020 will be honored and you are able to use the baseball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball court for practice. Games of any kind that involve more than one team cannot be held until June 15, 2020, so please plan accordingly. It is strongly suggested that players, coaches, and spectators continue to follow social distancing guidelines as much as possible, it is recommended that masks are worn, and spectators should not congregate in groups during practices with individuals outside of their household.

New reservations will also be taken beginning June 1, 2020. However, the Fall Creek Clubhouse may have shortened hours or days that have not yet been decided by the HOA management company or the HOA Board. We may have a lockbox installed outside of the front door for reservation forms and payments to be submitted, but nothing is confirmed. Reservations will only be taken for the sports fields, not the pavilion, but I will keep you up to date on those decisions and any changes.

At this time and through an unknown date still to be determined by the WCID 96 board, the playground will remain closed. Once practices resume, please keep your children and players away from the playground equipment until Governor Abbott addresses more specific details regarding parks and the WCID 96 Board of Directors dictates they are ready for it to reopen. The walking trail continues to remain open to general usage by the public and social distancing is required.

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns to:

Kasaundra Wright
Recreation Director
Fall Creek Sports Complex