Cypress Rosehill Existing Stormwater Detention Basin

​The existing detention basin, located on the east side of Cypress Rosehill Road between Burkhardt and Seidel Cemetery roads, provides about 44-acre feet (appx 14 million gallons) of storage to mitigate the impacts from improving Cypress Rosehill Road whose runoff flows into the Willow Creek watershed..  Notice the water runoff flowing thru the Rosehill Ranches Subdivision "canal" is now connected to the detention basin via dual 10'x5' RCBs. (Reinforced Concrete Boxes)

Summer 2019

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Cypress Rosehill Stormwater Detention Basin Project Area Map.

The Cypress Rosehill Stormwater Detention Basin (Harris County Flood Control District Unit M528-01-00-E002) project focuses on reducing flooding risks in the Willow Creek watershed by safely storing excess stormwater during heavy rain events and slowly releasing it back into the bayou when the threat of flooding has passed.

Scheduled Power Outage By Center Point Energy Sept 21 st
Rosehill Ranches is scheduled for a MAJOR POWER OUTAGE on Saturday, September 21st.  Beginning at 8 am, Center Point will turn down the power grid to do some major upgrades. Power will be off for 10 hours. If the weather is bad, the repairs will be rescheduled for the next Saturday, September 28th.  Center Point Energy sent letters to all residents via US Mail.  I hope everyone gets and reads the letter,  but our Facebook page indicates some did not.  Be sure your generators are working and you have plenty of fuel to last 10 hours.  10 hours without power in this summer heat can be devastating for people, pets, frozen food, perishable foods, and medical supplies.  It would be good for everyone to check on their neighbors to be sure they are aware of the outage and maybe offer an extension cord off your generator to power their refrigerator/freezer if they need it.  With no power to well pumps, fill bathtubs with water ahead of time and keep a bucket handy to fill toilet tanks, etc.

Reported Theft of US Mail from Resident Mailboxes


Residents have reported the theft of items from their US mailboxes.  This is a very serious federal criminal offense and cannot be tolerated.  In order to discourage thieves, residents should collect their mail from their boxes as soon as possible after delivery and should never leave it overnight.  A locking mailbox will help deter theft.  Keep eyes on the street for any suspicious vehicles or activity around the mailboxes, but do not confront the individuals.  Note the time, color and make of the vehicle and license plate if possible.  Contact the Harris County Sheriff's office 713-221-6000 or the US Postal Service at 1-800-275-8777.  USPS will take your information and give you a claim number.  USPS will take prompt action on your complaint and follow up with a letter containing their findings.

Natural Gas for Rosehill Ranches
Update: August 16,  2019

​Aug 16, 2019 - Following is a PDF file containing an application for Natural Gas Service with Epcor.  Anyone with interest in natural gas service for their home in Rosehill Ranches Subdivision should complete and return the application in order to be on official record of wanting Epcor's service.  For business reasons, Epcor obviously needs to know their beginning customer base before they extend their gas lines through the neighborhood.  Typical monthly costs can be seen on their website at  Following the PDF button is additional information distributed by Kyle Pyne of Epcor.



Attached is the application we will need to start the construction process and extend natural gas service to your home. If you could please assist me in forwarding the application to other interested homeowners, it will help expedite the installations and be greatly appreciated.

Installation rates are free for the initial 100 feet of service length (from property line to natural gas stub-out on the home/stand-alone generator) and $5.00 per foot after 100’.

For example, if your natural gas home stub-out (or generator) is 120 feet back on your property you can expect an installation fee of 20’ X $5.00 = $100.00. This includes the full installation (meter, fittings, main line tap, trenching and pipe).

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Also, below are the general processes for gas service once the main lines have been installed:

Installing Your Gas Service Line and Meter

         Fill out the Natural Gas Construction Application and submit via email to:

   Allow a minimum of 3-4 weeks advance notice
   The outside of the home, including the gas stub-out, must be completed prior to installation
   The route for the gas service line must be clear
   Notate any scheduling concerns or preferred dates in the additional comments section on your application

         Once scheduled, we will run the service line and install the meter at the stub-out by the house. The meter will be locked off after installation.

         If applicable, an invoice will be issued based on the installation fees listed on the second page of your application. Any invoice issued will need to be paid prior to utility account setup.
Unfortunately, EPCOR is unable to assist with interior appliance connections and this is something a plumber would need to handle.  I do apologize for the inconvenience.

Setting Up Your Utility Account and Connecting Service

         Call our customer care team at 281-766-1290, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm
         A $45 Initiation of Service Fee will be owed
         A security deposit may be owed

If you have any specific concerns or placement regarding your gas installation, please let me know.

"Any residents interested in gas service should give us a call at 281-766-1295. Or email me at

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

We need to have people in the neighborhood call or text if interested in gas."

Contact EPCOR direct for more information about their company and services:

​Customer service

Phone: (281) 766-1290
Toll-free: 1-866-601-3507

F-38 Cypress Rosehill Stormwater Detention Basin Project

August 13, 2019 - There are no new updates on this project.  It is still scheduled to start second quarter 2020.

Cypress Rosehill Proposed Stormwater Detention Basin

The basin will be expanded onto an adjacent 25-acre tract of land that will ultimately provide approximately 140 acre-feet (about 46 million gallons) of storm water storage to benefit the Willow Creek watershed.  Total allocation for this project is currently $3.4 million as listed on the 2018 Flood Control Bond Project List. This project will be funded with bonds approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018, and total project costs are under development at this time. HCFCD expects to advertise for construction bids for the $3.4 million project in September, and construction will take about 180 days to complete.

(1 acre foot = a volume of water 1 foot deep by one acre in area)

What is a Stormwater Detention Basin?

Stormwater detention basins are a place to store damaging flood waters temporarily until the channels can safely carry the water away.  As flat as Harris County is, most of our stormwater storage must be excavated.  The Flood Control District uses stormwater detention extensively to reduce the risk of flooding throughout the county.  Flood Control District basins are typically large regional facilities that may be several hundred acres in size.  New developments often use stormwater detention to offset or mitigate the negative effect development may have on flooding (due to covering up soil with buildings and concrete and speeding up the rate water runs off an area).

For more information, please visit

Rosehill Ranches Facebook Group Page 

A closed Facebook grouphas been created.  The group is called Rosehill Ranches Subdivision.  It is a closed group which means anyone can see the group header, but unless they are a member of the group, cannot see the members or the messages.  Membership is open only to residents of the Rosehill Ranches Subdivision, either by invitation or by request. Go to Rosehill Ranches Subdivision group page.  All residents are encouraged to join the group and to invite your neighbors! 


Neighborhood Watch –  Neighborhood security depends on vigilance by alert residents.  If suspicious or unusual activity is observed, do not try to confront anyone as they may be armed and dangerous.  Call the Sheriff's Department @ 713-221-6000 for non-emergencies or 911 for immediate help.  Also let a member of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) know and they will alert the neighborhood.  Call Terry Bice @ 281-351-8073.  Telephone information for other ACC members is on the Contact Us page of this website.

For recent information on area crime incidents and sex offenders, click Crime Reports at the following URL and enter your address.

SPEEDING – This is a residential neighborhood and vehicles  should slow down while driving through it.  The speed limit is 30 mph unless otherwise posted.  Higher speeds endanger both people and pets.

Report violators to the Sheriff's Office  at 713-221-6000.

LOOSE DOGS – Harris County has a leash law that states the following:  Any dog or cat that is not controlled by a leash, or is not confined in a fully enclosed vehicle, or is not on the premises of the custodian with no access to a sidewalk or street is considered a stray.  The display of a vaccination tag or license tag does not change that status and the animal can be picked up by animal control officers.  
To report a stray call Harris County Animal Control at (281) 999-3191.
It is a good idea to have a tag on your pet with the pet's name, your name, phone number, and address.  Electronic tagging of your pet is highly recommended.  It is painless to the animal and could save it's life if picked up by Animal Control.