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F. Desai
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Username: Firdy1

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2013
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 - 04:01 pm:   

Grand Homes has created a concrete wash out area in front of our home. The street now has multiple homes completed. The wash out remains filled with water after it rains and will contribute to a health hazard once the weather warms up. In addition, trucks moving around leave debris on the streets that does not get swept away. Are builders permitted to operate in this manner? Are there any requirements to locate a wash out area away from occupied homes? Are there requirements to maintain street cleanliness in occupied areas?Street View
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 369
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 08:59 am:   

There are no laws regulating the location of a subdivision concrete washout. There are best practices that must be followed in the set-up and continual maintenance of a concrete washout as specified by their storm water permit with the State of Texas that in my opinion this does not currently meet. We will have them correct the installation. While we are addressing this with the builder, we will ask if they would be a courteous neighbor and relocate to a less populated area of the subdivision. Relocation would have to be by their choice.

Thank you,

Phillip Climer
Assistant Chief Building Official
Development Services

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