Debris collection is taking much longer than expected after the Hurricane/Flood.
The city activated its contract with Crowder Gulf to pick up storm debris. However, they are simply overwhelmed area wide and could only commit one crew to our city.
We had called in our contractor so that city crews could clean up our drainage system and get it back in shape. This is well under control now, so we are putting our crews out now to collect the storm debris.
Crowder Gulf started on the southside of town and is working its way north and west. They are in the Willow Drive area this week. City crews are working the west side of town and moving north, then east to meet the contractor.
We apologize for how slow this has been, but we hope to pick up speed the rest of this week and into next week.
Beginning Friday morning (4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) and (6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.). We will spray south of Oyster Creek Dr. on even numbered days and north of Oyster Creek Dr. on odd numbered days. This will continue until further notice.
Follow this link for Electric & Natural Gas Pre-and Post-Storm Safety Tips
CenterPoint also shared the following information about debris clean up:
•Before cleaning debris, digging on your property or to locate underground natural gas lines and other underground utility lines, call 811, the nationwide Call Before You Dig number.
•Be aware of where your natural gas meter is located. As debris is put out for heavy trash pickup, make sure it is placed away from the meter. In many areas the meter may be located near the curb. If debris is near a gas meter, the mechanized equipment used by trash collectors could pull up the meter, damaging it and causing a potentially hazardous situation. If this happens, leave the area immediately and call CenterPoint Energy at 888-876-5786.