(Fulshear, TX – Dec. 19, 2018) — The West Houston Association recently honored Cross Creek Ranch with a 2018 Sustainability Stars Award for the community’s Polishing Pond, an innovative wetlands water treatment basin.
The award recognizes West Houston communities for developing projects that make economic, environmental and social sense.
“Cross Creek Ranch’s Polishing Pond epitomizes progressive, conscientious development,” said Auggie Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the West Houston Association. “The polishing process uses nature-based systems to treat water quality without energy or chemicals, which saves money and helps the environment. The pond provides for bio-diversity in a naturally attractive setting — which is a very attractive amenity for the Cross Creek Ranch community.”
A community can receive stars in up to five categories. Cross Creek Ranch took home stars in four: investigation, investment, integration and innovation at a ceremony held Dec. 4.
The start of a three-part, water management transect, the approximately 50-acre Polishing Pond filters water for reuse throughout the development for irrigation. More than 95 percent of the water used to irrigate Cross Creek Ranch is recycled.
While carefully crafted for engineering purposes, the ecological framework has become an oasis for residents and a permanent home for fish and turtles, as well as a migratory stop for birds and wildlife.
“The Polishing Pond is one of our most popular amenities,” said Rob Bamford, General Manager of Cross Creek Ranch. “We are thrilled to receive this award recognizing our efforts to create a sustainable community that can be enjoyed for years to come.”
The West Houston Association is a non-profit organization advocating for better sustainable public policies, planning and investments within the Greater West Houston area.
Celebrating 10 years of development this year, Cross Creek Ranch has built a reputation for environmentally-conscious development and a focus on sustainability. Homes in the community are priced from the $200,000s.
For more information on Cross Creek Ranch, visit https://www.crosscreektexas.com