- BETH MCCONNELL
Polo Club Pond Erosion & Water Flow Project
Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Erosion from flooded ponds threatens property.
In 2017, the Polo Club Board of Directors identified several issues pertaining to the safety and sustainability of our pond system. The largest concerns being the erosion of private homeowners land, unrestricted out flow of pond 5 into other neighborhoods and the escape of water under existing dams.
After several months of review by the existing board and discussions with survey contractors the decision was made to start a repair project. Survey work was initiated in 2018. In 2019, the new incoming board requested proposals and project cost analysis from three contractors. Bids were returned by two companies and the repair contract was awarded to WLE for $68,674.00. Additionally, the Polo Club was annexed into the Dripping Springs ETJ and we were required to seek approval from the City of Dripping Springs for our project. The City of Dripping Springs required a significant amount of additional engineering which created a change order of $32,000.00.
In 2020 the City of Dripping Springs approved the project and construction started after the ponds dried out. Due to multiple issues with weather and WLE scheduling we continue to work towards completion. Currently, the project is on hold until the areas around the ponds dry enough to get equipment in to complete the work.