Welcome to FBLID 7
Welcome to the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 7 website. Here residents can find information regarding upcoming events, news, district boundaries, board of directors, public documents from the district, contact information, and more.
FBLID 7 is a political subdivision of the State of Texas created under the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, and operating pursuant to Chapters 49 and 57 of the Texas Water Code, as amended, and Chapter 7808 of the Texas Special District Local Laws Code.
FBLID 7 was created to construct certain levee and drainage improvements to provide protection to the land and improvements of residential and commercial property owners in New Territory from flooding from the Brazos River.
How It Works:
FBLID 7 is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. The directors are elected by the residents of Fort Bend County LID 7. The Board holds a regular meeting once a month to manage and conduct the business and affairs of FBLID 7, and these meetings are open to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code.
Periodically, the Board will hold special meetings. The Board has the ability to go into closed session during meetings to discuss certain matters, as allowed by the Open Meetings Act. By law, an agenda for each Board meeting must be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
As is typically done for smaller governmental agencies, FBLID 7 contracts with consultants such as attorneys, engineers, auditors, bookkeepers, tax assessor-collectors, operators, and financial advisors to provide services, advice, and reports to assist the Board in managing FBLID 7.
Services We Provide:
FBLID 7, which encompasses New Territory, operates and maintains approximately 3.75 miles of levees and other drainage facilities that include:
- Ellis Creek, an internal drainage channel that collects and conveys storm water runoff;
- Outfall structures where internal storm water drainage is discharged outside of the levee and into the Brazos River via an external drainage channel that is also operated and maintained by FBLID 7;
- One pump station (electric facility that pumps the interior rainfall outside the levee and into the external drainage channel during a combined river/rainfall flood event);
- Flap gates (gates preventing river water from entering New Territory); and
- Five detention/retention ponds (artificial lakes that include a permanent pool of water and space to detain excess water).
FBLID 7 also has the power (pursuant to a separate statute) to construct, maintain and operate a reclaimed water system for purposes of providing a non‐potable water source to the New Territory Residential Community Association, Inc. (the New Territory HOA) for irrigation of the common areas and make‐up water to the lakes within New Territory.
FBLID 7 has regularly scheduled board meetings that take place every 1st Thursday of every Month. They are public meetings, and residents are welcome to attend.