As long-time Timbergrove Manor residents know, TMCC has spent many, many years actively working with the City of Houston and other entities to encourage resolution of a stinky problem — the wafting odor of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and its characteristic rotten egg smell from the Bryce St. Chemical Feed Station. In 2015 plans for major improvements at the facility were approved and funded and the subsequent years have seen the installation of new equipment including state-of-the-art biological odor control treatment systems.
According to updates the City of Houston’s Public Works and Engineering Department, H2S sensors were tested in mid-January and, as of our printing deadline, installation, startup, testing, and training should be complete by the time you read this column.
But the improvements at Bryce Street don’t just stop with the sewer treatment equipment. The surrounding landscape at the freshly completed Bryce Trailhead Park is also getting final touches. Repair of the fence foundation, that surrounds the Chemical Feed Station, was scheduled to begin in late February. Three trees, which currently impinge on the fence, will be removed and replaced. The plan calls for additional trees around the fence and enlargement of the rain garden. According to a representative from TIRZ 5, the work should be completed in 90 days.
You can help with this process. If you notice an odor when passing by the Bryce St. Station please report it immediately by calling 3-1-1 or logging onto houston311.org.
Special thanks to TMCC volunteer Darlene Wayt for her ongoing advocacy in liaising with the City and SNC-14.