September 7, 2017

Contact: Jessica Beemer

Kingwood Area Flood and Storm Debris Pickup 
Houston, TX - Houston Council Member Dave Martin has been organizing debris pick up with the City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department. On Sunday, September 3, San Antonio fleet arrived in the Kingwood area to  assist with storm and flood debris clean up. The City of San Antonio has brought in thirty 18-wheeler dumpster trucks and fifteen grapplers. They have only been in the area working for four days and have already completed 204 loads and picked up 2,332 tons of debris from Royal Shores, Kings Point, and Fosters Mill.
Our staff is working diligently with community management associations and homeowners associations to provide 24-hour notice to communities that will receive service next. Through this long process, we appreciate continued patience as we work through each community. The communities that are being inspected for service tomorrow include Kingwood Greens and The Enclave. Should more communities be put in queue your management association and HOA/POA president will be notified so your community has time to move cars and equipment off of the roadway.
District E staff has canvassed the Kingwood and Huffman Area over the last few days and has all affected blocks on a master list that has been provided to the San Antonio crews. The crews are assessing the streets for mobility in advance of servicing areas because streets full of cars create inefficiencies in the process. The inspection trucks are white Ford F-250 trucks with a maroon City of San Antonio emblem on them, as seen below.

There have been several inquiries for a storm debris pickup schedule. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide this information as debris piles vary in size from house to house. One neighborhood may be serviced quicker than others due to wider streets, and another neighborhood may take longer because their debris piles are larger. In some cases, a single home has filled one dumpster. After each dump truck is filled, then to the landfill. It takes each dump truck about two hours to get to the landfill and back in service, in the Kingwood area.
District E is grateful to the City of San Antonio for making these resources available to the Kingwood area for the month of September. We are still in the initial pick up phase and other pickups will occur later in the month once all neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Harvey have had their first pile addressed. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to make the most of our limited resources.

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