Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 500, as Master District, provides the potable (drinking) water supply to the Towne Lake Master District Service Area, including Harris County Municipal Utility District Nos. 500, 501, 502, and 503. Due to reduced system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Master District’s public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

The Master District respectfully requests that customers conserve water by reducing all unnecessary water usage, including dripping of faucets, and isolate and shut off any leaking pipes promptly.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the Master District’s operator, Environmental Development Partners, at 832-467-1599 or customerservice@edpwater.com. This problem was caused by the unprecedented winter storm. Once conditions return to normal, we will post the appropriate notice.

Notice of Cancellation – Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding Event

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines, the HC MUD 501 Board has cancelled the electronic waste pickup and document shredding event scheduled for Saturday, April 18th.

The HC MUD 501 Board expects to reschedule the event when it is safe to do so and will send out notice of the new date when available.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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.

West Harris County Regional Water Authority Notice of Anticipated Fees for 2019

Please see the attached Notice of Anticipated Fees from the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”), stating that the Authority intends to increase 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.

The Notice states that the Authority expects to consider adoption of the proposed surface water fee at its November 14, 2018, Board of Directors meeting.

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

Wildlife Management in Harris County MUD 500 Lakes

On October 31, 2018, MUD 500 received a report of a sighting of an approximately 4’ alligator in the southern portion of MUD 500’s lakes, off of Hamilton Hills Drive near the boat docks. On November 1, 2018, MUD 500 received an additional report of a sighting of an alligator in the same portion of MUD 500’s lakes, near the Hamilton Hills Drive bridge. MUD 500 immediately notified its wildlife management contractor of the sightings and directed the trapper to actively monitor for an alligator and, if one is located, to immediately remove it upon obtaining the required nuisance permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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.