Report from Fall 2019 Community Shred Day

October 12, 2019 was not only the first day of crisp, cool fall weather in Towne Lake but also the Fall Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Day, hosted by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas on behalf of Harris County MUD 501. Director DeBra Edwards monitored the event and it was a huge success. The residents that participated were very grateful and look forward to the next event in April.

Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

After receiving reports of beaver activity in the MUD 500 lakes, MUD 500 has instructed its trapper to locate and remove any beavers from the lakes. The District respectfully requests that residents of and visitors to Towne Lake refrain from interfering with its wildlife management contractor and/or any of the contractor’s lines, traps, or other equipment left in or near its lakes.

Please report any sightings of beavers to MUD 500’s operator, Environmental Development Partners, at (832) 467-1599. MUD 500 encourages your district to share this information with your residents. Please visit MUD 500’s website, at http://www.hcmud500.org, for additional information.

How to Read Your Water Meter

How to Read Your Water Meter (PDF)

As a homeowner, there are several reasons why it is helpful to be able to locate and read your water meter. First, you can determine just how much water you use in a day. As an example, by reading your meter at the beginning and the end of a day you can compare the two reads and tell how much water you and your family used that day.

Another helpful tool in understanding your meter reading is to detect leaks early. If you turn off all faucets and any equipment that uses water in your home, look at your meter and the leak indicator or low flow indicator is still turning, then you have a leak somewhere. The speed at which the indicator is turning determines how large the leak is. Here are some tips to help you find and read your water meter.

Your water meter is generally located near the curb in front of your home close to the sidewalk. For a corner lot it may be on the side of your home. Water meters are typically housed in a concrete or plastic box that may be marked “water” (as shown in the above photo). Carefully remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver or pliers. Look out for “creepy crawlies” that may be using your meter box as their home!

The picture on the left shows the water meter face and how to read the meter register. For specific information on rates, billing information and FAQ’s call EDP at 832-467-1599 or visit EDP’s website at: http://www.edpwater.com and look for the link to HC MUD 501. Please also be sure to visit the FAQs page for more helpful information: https://www.edpwater.com/faqs.

 

Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

This morning, MUD 500’s wildlife management contractor caught and removed a 5’ alligator in the northern portion of MUD 500’s lakes. The contractor does not believe there are any additional alligators in the lakes, but the Houston area is a natural habitat for various wildlife, including alligators. MUD 500’s contractor will continue to monitor the lakes for any evidence of additional alligators and take steps to remove them if any are found.

MUD 500 continues to request that residents report any sightings of alligators to its operator, Environmental Development Partners, at (832) 467-1599. MUD 500 encourages your district to share this information with your residents. Please visit MUD 500’s website, at http://www.hcmud500.org, for additional information.

Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

On July 18, 2019, MUD 500 received a report of a sighting on July 16, 2019, of an approximately 4’ alligator in the southeastern portion of MUD 500’s lakes, near the Tuckerton Road Bridge. MUD 500 has obtained the required nuisance permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and instructed its trapper to continue their efforts to locate and remove the alligator. The District respectfully requests that residents of and visitors to Towne Lake refrain from interfering with its wildlife management contractor and/or any of the contractor’s lines, traps, or other equipment left in or near its lakes.

MUD 500 continues to request that residents report any sightings of alligators to its operator, Environmental Development Partners, at (832) 467-1599. MUD 500 encourages your district to share this information with your residents. Please visit MUD 500’s website, at http://www.hcmud500.org, for additional information.

Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

On July 9, 2019, MUD 500 received a report from the District’s wildlife management contractor of a confirmed sighting of an approximately 3’ to 4’ alligator in the southwestern portion of MUD 500’s lakes, off of West Pedernales River Drive. MUD 500 has obtained the required nuisance permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and instructed its trapper to locate and remove the alligator. The District respectfully requests that residents of and visitors to Towne Lake refrain from interfering with its wildlife management contractor and/or any of the contractor’s lines, traps, or other equipment left in or near its lakes.

MUD 500 continues to request that residents report any sightings of alligators to its operator, Environmental Development Partners, at (832) 467-1599. MUD 500 encourages your district to share this information with your residents. Please visit MUD 500’s website, at http://www.hcmud500.org, for additional information.