Harris County Commissioner Ellis, Congresswoman Fletcher, Other Local and State Officials to Announce Funding for Poor Farm Ditch

28 Jun, 23

WHATHarris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis will join Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher to announce funding for water conveyance improvements to Poor Farm Ditch, a man-made drainage channel that carries stormwater from West University Place and Southside Place to Brays Bayou. Poor Farm Ditch improvements are funded by $5.7 million from the Harris County Flood Control District; $150,000 from the City of Southside Place; $150,000 from the City of West University Place; $16.9 million from state Rep. Ann Johnson and Sen. Joan Huffman; and $9.9 million from Congresswoman Fletcher. The work includes building a channel structure and rehabilitating existing channels by improving water capacity, reinforcing access ramps, and ensuring Harris County Flood Control District can continue to provide maintenance.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28 at 9 a.m.

WHO: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher
Southside Place Mayor Andy Chan
West University Place Mayor Susan Sample
State Rep. Ann Johnson
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Harris County Flood Control District Director Dr. Tina Petersen

WHERE: Southside Place City Hall | 6309 Edloe St., Houston, 77005