Harris County to hire debris removal companies for future storms
Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday plans to approve a $7.1 million contract to hire two debris removal firms for future storms.
The companies would not be paid unless a storm makes debris removal necessary, and would only perform work along bayous and other land owned by the Harris County Flood Control District.
John Watson, the facilities maintenance department manager for the flood control district, said Harris County has kept a debris removal company on retainer since Hurricane Ike in 2008, which makes the recovery process smoother because a firm is already lined up to begin... read more
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