MUD 501 Update Regarding City of Houston Water Main Break

MUD 501 receives drinking water from MUD 500, in its capacity as Master District. The water source for MUD 500 is the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (“WHCRWA”), which obtains treated surface water from the City of Houston (“City”).

As you may be aware, in response to a 96” water main break in the City’s system around noon yesterday, the City issued a Boil Water Notice yesterday evening. Please be aware that the WHCRWA is not issuing or requiring systems receiving water from the WHCRWA, including MUD 501, to issue a Boil Water Notice.

According to correspondence from the WHCRWA operator, which is available here, the drinking water supplied to the WHCRWA, including the MUD 501 water supply, has not been affected by the City’s water main break and continues to remain in compliance with all state and federal requirements.

Career Day

MUD 501 Director, DeBra Edwards, participated in Career Day at Watkins Middle School on February 4, 2020.

Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding

Event Flyer (PDF)

Watch while your documents are shredded on-site!

Provided free of charge by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas.

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Location of Event: Lakehouse Parking Lot
10000 Towne Lake Pkwy, Cypress, Texas 77433
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Items Accepted

  • Personal computers
  • *CRT TVs – $25.00 Disposal Fee
  • Keyboards, mouse, and speakers
  • Cameras
  • Switches & routers
  • Cords & cables
  • Game consoles
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Computer monitors (including: LCD, LED, Plasma
  • *CRT Monitors – $10.00 Disposal Fee
  • Laptops
  • Hard drives
  • Car batteries
  • Memory chips
  • Hubs and routers
  • Tape drives
  • Printers, copiers, and plotters
  • Fax machines
  • PDAs
  • Projectors
  • Telephones
  • Cell phones
  • Toner cartridges
  • Paper Documents For Shredding
  • If item not on list – call us (346-248-5222) – we’ll find out for you and let you know prior to scheduled date.

* CRT TVs accepted – with fee of $25.00 each for disposal.
* CRT Monitors accepted – with fee of $10.00 each for disposal.

Items Not Accepted

  • CFL light bulbs
  • Major appliances
  • Paint
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Medical Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Re-chargeable Batteries
  • AAA-AA-D-C-9V Type Batteries

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, for additional information.