Due to the continuing dry weather conditions, Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 194 (District) has implemented voluntary water conservation measures. All District Customers are asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption as Stage 1 of the District’s Drought Contingency Plan is implemented.
Effective immediately, the following voluntary water use reduction measures are requested:
- Outdoor water use ONLY between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 6:00 a.m. and between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (non-peak water use times in the District)
- Residents and water customers with even-numbered addresses are asked to limit outdoor water use to even numbered calendar dates.
- Residents and water customers with odd-numbered addresses are asked to limit outdoor water use to odd-numbered calendar dates.
Water customers are also asked to repair leaking toilets, showerheads, and faucets; eliminate leaking water supply lines, fittings, or valves in your home; replace leaking, damaged and malfunctioning irrigation system components; and eliminate all nonessential water on your property. Do not use water to wash vehicles and other equipment or to clean driveways, sidewalks, and patios.
During these drought conditions, residents will notice that the green spaces owned by the District and the HOA will continue to be irrigated. A Reclaimed Water system has been completed in our community to eliminate the use of drinking water for irrigation of our green spaces. Using the Reclaimed Water for these purposes does not deplete our drinking water supply and is part of the District’s overall plan to conserve drinking water.
The District Board of Directors appreciates your help to conserve our community’s drinking water supply. Please stay alert to District communication as drought conditions change.
Fort Bend MUD 194 and the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) continue to monitor the impacts of this freeze event and are anticipating a reduction in surface water delivery from the City of Houston.
Fort Bend MUD 194 and the NFBWA request your assistance by voluntarily reducing water usage. Please conserve water as much as possible as we navigate this weather event.
Winter weather and freezing temperatures are expected this week across Texas. The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread freezing temperatures on Friday and Saturday mornings. Residents should closely monitor media and the National Weather Service for updates to the forecast. We wanted to assure you that the teams at Inframark are monitoring and working diligently in preparation for a freezing weather event to safeguard your facilities. It is also important that you take action as well in protecting the “Four P’s”: People, pets, pipes and plants.
- Keep warm, stay inside if possible.
- If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat.
- Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body.
- Bring pets inside, and move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas.
- Keep adequate food and water available.
- Disconnect outdoor hoses, drain and store in protected area.
- Wrap exposed faucets and pipes – including those outside the house or in unheated crawl spaces, attics, garages and other areas.
- Bring potted plants inside or store in garage near interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.
- For cold-sensitive outdoor plants, put down extra mulch and consider covering with a cloth fabric of some kind to shield the plants from wind and frost.
Additionally, if you have an irrigation system, turn off the water to the system at your backflow preventer and then drain the system so your irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads are not damaged.
The following sites can also be used as a source of information and to keep you updated:
- Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
- Winter Weather Safety: National Weather Service
- Local Road Conditions: Houston TranStar
- State Road Conditions: DriveTexas.org
- Space Heater Safety: National Fire Protection Association
Stay safe and stay warm.
There is no boil water notice in effect for Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #194 residents or businesses. The City of Houston has issued a Boil Water Notice for their water system and other systems effected by the City’s issue. While local media (and social media) are reporting boil water notices for the City and those other Water Districts in our area, these notices do not pertain to Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #194 receivers, as the District maintains independent water production facilities. Again, Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #194 is not currently under a Boil Water Notice.
In the event a Boil Water Notice needs to be issued for our community, notification will be provided. For immediate and up-to-date 24/7 information, you can always reach out to EDP’s 24-hour Customer Service line at (832) 467-1599.
Update: Rescinded August 30, 2022
Due to prolonged drought conditions and North Fort Bend Water Authority initiating Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), FBMUD 194 has instituted Stage 1 water conservation measures of its DCP. Effective immediately, the following voluntary water use restrictions are in place:
- Water users within the District with even-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on even numbered days, and water users with odd-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on odd-numbered days. Outdoor water use is restricted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
- Water customers are asked to voluntarily reduce water use by checking your toilets, showerheads, and faucets for leaks; checking under sinks for wet spots, leaking supply lines, fittings, or valves; and check your irrigation system for leaks, repairing as needed. Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and patios instead of hosing them off.
The FBCMUD 194 Board of Directors appreciates your cooperation to help conserve one of our community’s most important resources. Please stay alert to District communication as drought conditions improve or worsen.
The garbage collection contractor for the District, GFL Environmental, has informed the District it will start collection routes today (Friday, February 4, 2022) about 2 hours later due to the inclement weather and possible icy conditions throughout the night.
GFL is anticipating being able to complete the scheduled service but may be in the community later than usual.
If there are any other delays or instances of service not being completed, GFL will let the District know along with the plan for service on Saturday morning, if needed, and the District will post an update on its website.
If you have questions, please contact GFL customer service at 281/368-8397 or email@example.com.