Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

In recent months, MUD 500 received reports of beavers and Egyptian geese in its lakes and contracted with a wildlife pest professional to remove them. In April 2017, MUD 500 received a report that an alligator was sighted in Towne Lake. MUD 500 obtained a nuisance control permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (required by State law to remove an alligator) and requested that its contractor search for and remove any alligator that might be present in its lakes.

Early last week, MUD 500’s contractor caught and removed a 5’ 10” male alligator in the southern portion of MUD 500’s lakes. The contractor believes that the alligator likely entered the lakes during a large rain event when Cypress Creek overflowed into the 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 requests 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.

Marilyn Roberts
President, MUD 500

Please click here for the complete communication from Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 500.

Holiday Trash Service

Due to the Fourth of July holiday Tuesday, trash collection will be Friday and recycling collection a week later.

Save the Date for Community E-Waste and Shred Day

Please click here for the invitation to the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Day for District residents, hosted by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Lake House 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 an upcoming utility bill.

Notice of Date and Location Change for March Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 Board of Directors Meeting

Please save the date for the rescheduled March Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 Board of Directors meeting, which will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lake House, 10000 Towne Lake Parkway, Cypress, Texas 77433. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Please note that the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, March 1st, at 12:30 p.m. is cancelled and will not be held.