Surveying for Water Lines in West Oaks Village

As part of the proposed replacement of aging water lines owned by Big Oaks MUD within the boundaries of West Oaks Village, IDS Engineering Group (the District’s Engineer) crews will be surveying throughout West Oaks Village starting the week of August 1st and extending through October, 2023. The actual water line upgrades won’t occur until a later date yet to be determined.

For now, West Oaks Village residents can expect to see the Engineer’s crews surveying public road Right-of-Way, utilities located within the Right-of-Way, and any front lot easements, sidewalks, and front property boundaries. Minor digging may be necessary to locate property corners, but rest assured that any damages will be repaired.

The surveying will be limited to West Oaks Village. Twin Oaks Village was built with newer PVC lines and will not be part of this project. The District will be providing additional updates relating to this project as they become available. Additional questions may be directed to IDS Engineering Group at (713) 462-3178.

New Streetlights

CenterPoint Energy has agreed to install streetlights within the boundaries of Big Oaks MUD along Bellaire from near FM 1464 to just west of Westmoor. Several additional streetlights will be installed on Westmoor north and south of Bellaire. The streetlights will bring a long-needed enhancement to the Big Oaks communities and will improve traffic safety along Bellaire.

The work will be scheduled, managed, and performed by CenterPoint, not Big Oaks MUD, though Big Oaks MUD will pay CenterPoint for installation and the future electricity needed to power the lights. The current scope of the plan is for 49 lights, though a few more may be added close to FM 1464 as negotiations for additional easements near Walgreens and the Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy are completed. It is anticipated that CenterPoint will have the work completed in or around the October, 2023 time-frame.