Construction Update

August 24, 2022

High Meadow Development Co. is pleased to provide details regarding progress of construction in High Meadow Preserve. Despite considerable challenges, we have made significant progress driving construction to its eventual completion. We will be working to provide monthly updates until the completion of High Meadow Preserve.

Road and Drainage Construction

Most of the road construction has been recently completed with the laying of asphalt. The final portion of road construction is the shaping of the road shoulder, the drainage ditches, and installation of the street signs.

Please make sure your culverts are installed prior to clearing for the foundation pad. It will help to expedite the completion of road construction. Customers and builders must not block the drainage ditch to access their lot. At this stage, temporary culverts should not be used. Please remove the sod if present, placing it else were in the drainage ditch, and install the permanent culvert prior to clearing.

We are simultaneously working to establish vegetation on the sides of the roads and in the ditches to prevent erosion and protect the shape of the road shoulder and drainage ditches. Please don’t be alarmed if the grass or vegetation looks brown or “dead”, this is a common occurrence. We will be maintaining the vegetation until it is established which is often difficult due to the hot weather.

The installation of street signs is scheduled to be complete by the end of September.

Detention Ponds
The completion of detention ponds is underway. Despite the challenges caused by drought, we are working with our partners very closely to remove dirt as quickly as possible. One solution to expedite the progress of excavation, is to provide our property owners and builders with select fill from the ponds for pad creation at a cheaper rate for our mutual benefit. The estimated completion date for the detention pond excavation is November. The estimated date is subject to change due to weather and equipment availability.

The water lines have been installed, although the lines will not be pressurized until the water plant is complete. The water plant is scheduled to start the week of September 5th, 2022 and will take over 4 months to build. Updates will be ongoing.

Gideon Water, LLC. is the water company in High Meadow Preserve. All tap and meter requests received prior to the 1st of each month will be installed between the 1st and 15th of any given month. All tap and meter requests received prior to the 15th of will be installed between the 15th and the 1st of the following month. Please reach out to FloWatch to schedule water tap and meter installation at the contact information below.

Dana Blair

AT&T has completed the conduit for the communication and internet lines. The wire is delayed due to supply chain issues, and they currently do not have a date for pulling wire in the community. High Meadow Development Co. is checking the delivery date for the wire on a weekly basis.

Gas lines have been completed within the community. The county has just approved the gas company’s permit to attached it to the gas main. The gas is currently scheduled to be pressurized in the next 30 days. Please schedule your yard line for the gas once your home has reached the appropriate stage of construction; typically, this is after the plumbing has been rough-in once the frame and cornice have been completed.

San Bernard Electrical Coop. is the power company in High Meadow Preserve. The power is substantially complete in the community. They have energized the power in the community although not all of the transformers have been installed due to a national shortage of transformers. San Bernard has installed many of the transformers and will continue to install them until the community power infrastructure is complete.


– Temporary culverts – Until asphalt is installed, the developer allows temporary culverts to be installed in the roadside ditches, this will allow the roadside ditches to be cut to the proper elevation once the asphalt is completed on the road. It is always the landowner’s (or their representative) responsibility to install the permanent culverts once the roads are paved.

– Permanent culverts – permanent culverts are required to be installed on any lot that is under construction, AFTER the asphalt has been installed. If you are building on a lot that already has asphalt, a temporary culvert is not permitted.

– Please keep in mind, all schedule related items are estimated and are subject to change due to a variety of issues, including but not limited to, weather, supply chain issues, labor shortages, material shortages, etc.