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.
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.
The District has implemented a text alert system for the residents of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 194. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in text alert format, related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.
Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.
These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.
If you’d like to sign up to receive important news and updates from the district via text messages, you can send a text message to the number (281) 868-5330 with the word MUD194 and you’ll be registered.