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.

Save the Date for Fall Community E-Waste and Shred Day

Please click here for the invitation to the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 Fall Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Day, hosted by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Lakehouse Parking Lot, at 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, Texas 77433.

All residents are welcome to attend. A copy of the invitation also will be included in upcoming utility bills.

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.

Notice of Water System Flushing

Flushing of the District’s water lines will be conducted beginning on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The flushing may continue until Monday, June 3, 2019.

During these days, you may notice discoloring of the water due to mineral sediment that is being flushed out of the system. The sediment is made of naturally occurring minerals. This sediment can cause permanent staining of clothing and some porous surfaces.

Please check the water before washing clothes or filling your pool or spa.

This flushing is being conducted to perform routine maintenance of the District’s fire hydrants and water mains. We expect to complete the work in the timeframe mentioned above; however, discolored water may persist for a short time after the work is complete.

If you have questions about this or other issues related to your water or sewer service please call us at 832-467-1599 or visit our website at www.edpwater.com.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is being performed.

Save the Date for Spring Community E-Waste and Shred Day

Please click here for the invitation to the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 Spring Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Day, hosted by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Lakehouse Parking Lot, at 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, Texas 77433.

All residents are welcome to attend. A copy of the invitation also will be included in upcoming utility bills.

West Harris County Regional Water Authority Notice of Fee Increase

Please see the attached Notice of Fee Increase from the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”), stating that the Authority has increased its mandated surface water fee from $3.10 per 1,000 gallons, to $3.35 per 1,000 gallons, effective January 1, 2019. This fee, reflected as a separate line item on your water bill, is paid to the Authority and is used to pay for capital and operation costs of its existing surface water delivery infrastructure and the capital costs of additional new surface water delivery infrastructure. The Authority delivers surface water to your district.

For more information about the Authority, please visit: http://www.whcrwa.com.