For over two years, Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 (DD6) has been aggressively pursuing eight grant applications to fully fund various mitigation projects across the District to improve drainage and increase flood control. Approximately 52% of Jefferson County, including Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, China, Nome, and the communities of Fannett, Northwest Forest, Hillebrandt Acres, Cheek and LaBelle, as well as farm and timber land in between, depend on DD6 to help protect their residents and businesses from flooding, especially during major storm events like Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Imelda.
With that in mind, the District is constantly developing new projects to enhance drainage, while prioritizing projects that will produce the greatest benefit. Cost is a large factor for them to consider and securing funding to supplement their tax revenues is vital to DD6 to make as many improvements as possible to divert storm waters from flood-prone Southeast Texas.