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Issue 8
August 2021
Three Year Bond Anniversary Marked with Every Project Initiated 
Bond/Harvey Work Update
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The Harris County Flood Control District recently updated Harris County Commissioners on the progress of the 2018 voter-approved bond program. That update included a huge milestone with the announcement that every project included in the bond program has been initiated. In the three years since $2.5 billion in bonds to finance flood damage reduction projects were approved, the following work has been done:

  • 181 of 181 bond projects have been initiated.

  • $251 million in contracts have been awarded to engineering companies.

  • $552 million in contracts have been awarded for construction of capital improvements and repairs.

  • 27 projects have completed, removing 11,000 homes from 100-year floodplains.

  • Another 660 buyouts have been completed with another 662 in process.

Former Flood Control Executive Director Honored by Harris County