First, let’s check to see if your home is located within a LID
Check to see if your home is covered by a LID by visiting www.sugarlandtx.gov/MyNeighborhood and typing in your Sugar Land address!
If it turns out your home is not covered by a LID, the City of Sugar Land represents all functions related to stormwater and floodplain management.
What is a Levee Improvement District?
Levee Improvement Districts (LIDs) are political subdivisions of the State of Texas responsible for providing flood protection and stormwater management services.
In addition, LIDs also:
- construct and maintain levees, pump stations, detention ponds and other flood control improvements along rivers
- reclaim lands from overflow from the rivers
- provide for proper drainage of the reclaimed lands that they protect.
LIDs are created and operate pursuant to the powers granted to them by the Texas Constitution and are subject to the administrative supervision of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). LIDs in Fort Bend County are funded by publicly sold tax-exempt municipal bonds which are then paid off through property tax assessments levied by the District.
Why is it important to know whether my home is located within a LID?
There are nine LIDs that operate over the majority of Sugar Land. It is highly encouraged for residents to be aware of their respective LID and be informed about their activities. During emergency events, such as an extreme rain event, LIDs activate their respective Emergency Action Plans which outline actions to be taken by the LID in response to such emergencies.
LIDs are independent entities governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County or are elected by the residents. Visiting your LID’s website can help you understand more on how your board is selected.
Once you determine the LID you’re protected by, visit their website to learn more about their operations and sign up for their notifications (if available).