Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 150

Welcome to the official website of Harris County MUD No. 150! This site is provided as a service to our residents to provide quick access to information regarding our services and operations.

If, after reviewing the material provided here, you have additional questions, feel free to contact us here.

Through  HCMUD No. 150’s website you can easily find links to the following services:

Message from Sheriff Ed Gonzalez – Building Bridges for a Stronger Community

Every year, the Sheriff’s Office hosts a Citizens’ Police Academy for residents to learn about the inner workings of our agency. There are two upcoming weeks-long training opportunities – one course that is open for all residents and another course specially tailored for seniors. These experiences are part of our ongoing efforts to involve and engage you and your neighbors in a deeper way through a firsthand look at how we are supporting and serving you daily.

At the Sheriff’s Office, we pride ourselves on working with our community to keep our neighborhoods safe. We recognize the invaluable impact you have on public safety and Harris County’s future.

Both academies will be virtual this year for everyone’s safety but will feature the same high-quality, interactive courses and experiences residents have come to expect and enjoy.

For the course open to all residents, our Community Engagement Division has tapped speakers from divisions across our agency who will cover several critical topics:

  • Patrol and traffic enforcement
  • 911 and non-emergency communication
  • Homicide investigations
  • Cybercrime safety
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Animal education and laws
  • Jail procedures
  • Internal affairs investigations

Starting April 1, every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through May 13, participants will learn about our programs and services and the local criminal justice system, ask questions, and share feedback with the very leaders entrusted with protecting their community and safeguarding those in our custody.

APPLY TODAY

The training is free. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and a Harris County resident. Please apply by the deadline, Friday, March 19. Spacing is limited to 60 participants.

If you have any questions regarding the application and program, contact our Community Engagement Division at 713-759-9454.

Silver Citizens’ Police Academy

This virtual academy is dedicated to increasing awareness about issues that affect older adults and ways we can support them.

We will share helpful resources and safety advice specifically tailored for those 65 years and older. We’ll encourage them to stay involved in their communities and to take precautions to reduce their vulnerability to certain crimes, such as mugging, scams, and fraud.

Starting March 16, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. through April 1, Silver Citizens’ Police Academy participants will learn about:

  • Fraud and scams
  • Romance scams
  • Living life online
  • 911 and non-emergency communication
  • Animal education and laws

REGISTER TODAY

Register by the approaching deadline, Monday, March 8.

We know that a strong neighborhood depends on strong relationships. Our goals are for academy graduates to feel empowered with knowledge and to feel closer to us. They’ll know when and who to call and what resources to lean into when needed. They’ll share their experience with others and take an active role in building a safer, more caring community with their neighbors.

Stay connected with us by following our patrol districts on Twitter and our agency on Nextdoor. Our social media presence will keep you plugged in on everything from breaking news and missing persons alerts to personal safety tips and unit spotlights.

A safe and compassionate community requires constant attention, care, and collaboration. Thank you for your partnership and for joining us on this journey.

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded

On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 150-TX1011250 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 23, 2021.

The Boil Water Notice was issued as a result of the City of Houston’s issuance of a Boil Water Notice, as Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 150 receives its surface water from water providers that receive their water supply directly from the City of Houston.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact WWWMS, Inc., the operator for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 150, at 281-895-8547.

 

Boil Water Notice for HCMUD 150 Remains in Effect

Residents of Harris County MUD 150:

Although the City of Houston rescinded its boil water notice on Sunday, February 21st, the boil water notice for HCMUD 150 remains in effect. The HCMUD 150 operations team, in conjunction with the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority, is currently completing the water quality testing and reporting required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Once the District receives approval from the TCEQ that the water is safe to drink and that HCMUD 150 may rescind the boil water notice, HCMUD 150 will notify its residents and customers accordingly. It is anticipated that HCMUD 150 will be permitted to rescind the boil water notice once the test results indicate that water samples meet all regulatory standards and are safe for human consumption.

Updates to the status of the HCMUD 150 boil water notice will be provided via this website.

Please Conserve Water

We are currently no longer receiving water from HCMUD 180 due to them having issues with their well. At the moment, the water that we currently have in our system will only last 3-4 hours depending on demand. If everyone can please conserve water to make our supply lasts as long as possible, that would be appreciated. The boil water notice remains in effect.

Project Guardian

Hello All,

We are presenting Project Guardian, a project that bridges the gap between Law Enforcement Officers and our community with Autism. This is a free, voluntary, and confidential database offered, managed, and maintained by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for Harris County residents. Interested family members will be able to enroll their loved one with autism into the program by providing information on the person via an online application on the HCSO public website. This information is available to deputies through dispatch should they receive a call for service to the person’s residence. As part of the program, once they register, I will be sending them a sticker that they could place on the house window so it can also alert the deputy that someone in the home is part of the project.

The families wanting to register their loved ones can do so by two ways:

  • They can visit our HCSO CIT Website at www.harriscountycit.org. Then on the top, right they will see “Project Guardian” – once they click on it will give them an overview of the program. Then at the bottom, it will say “Sign Up for Project Guardian.”
  • They can all also visit the HCSO webpage and at the bottom under “General Information and Services.”

We are very excited to be able to launch this. We are currently working on a social media video as well.

Jose R. Gomez, Sergeant
Patrol Bureau
Special Projects
Mental Health Administrative – Training Detail
C. O. R. E.
Project Guardian
Crisis Intervention Response Team

Houston Food Bank Distribution

Beginning Friday, May 8, 2020 and every Friday after until further notice, Klein Collins High School at 20811 Ella Boulevard will be a Houston Food Bank distribution location, the scheduled time is from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

The plan is to have all vehicles enter the location from Ella south bound from FM2920.

There will be officers working the location to assist in moving vehicles through the distribution as quickly as the vehicles are loaded. We anticipate heavy traffic congestion in the area, with participation forming four to five hours ahead of start time.

COVID-19 Update – Please Bag All Trash

Currently trash & recycle services will continue as normal.

Please refrain from generating additional heavy trash, such as cleaning garages, closets, extra yard work, etc. Due to extra volumes, trash is extremely heavy and our routes are running later than normal. Please be patient as we are doing our best to get all trash collected.

In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of our employee’s safety, we are asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any need for direct contact with the garbage.

Please continue to place your recycling loose in your container. Please break down all boxes and reduce in size as much as possible. If you exceed the capacity of the container, please bag and place with trash. However, if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, please place recyclables in plastic bags and dispose of with your regular garbage.

Please do not call the office. Go to website www.best-trash.com for updates or contact customerservice@besttrashtexas.com.

Disinfecting Wipes are Being Flushed Down Toilets and Causing Major Pipe Problems

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/us/wipes-flush-toilet-pipes-wellness-trnd/index.html

(CNN) Disinfecting wipes are helping people combat the spreading of germs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But some experts say the wipes, arguably the supply that’s been used to clean surfaces in homes the most, are harming sewers.

Why? Because people are flushing wipes down toilets, rather than dumping them in the trash.

Now, public agencies around the nation are urging people to solely throw their wipes in the trash, warning that not doing so could cause blockages and damage to sewer systems.

Wipes cause sewage issues

Facilities across California have already reported issues with their sewer collection systems, the state’s Water Resources Control Board said.

Many cities in California use centralized sewage collection systems that rely on gravity and water flow to move along waste, according to regulators. Toilet paper dissolves in those systems, where as wipes and paper towels don’t break down so easily.

“Flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic,” the state’s Water Resources Control Board said in a news release.

Other state agencies across the country — including the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, the Lawrence Department of Public Works in Massachusetts and the Charleston Water System in South Carolina — have issued similar warnings.

Not even ‘flushable’ wipes are safe, some officials say

A shortage in toilet paper due to panic buying could mean that people have turned to using flushable wipes. But some water professionals caution that “flushable wipes,” and disinfecting wipes in general, aren’t really flushable.

Wipes can cause damage to sewer systems and equipment even if they are labeled “flushable” or “septic-safe,” according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Many wipes are made of synthetic materials. These materials, when combined with other personal hygiene products that are flushed and grease that is poured down drains, create what waste workers refer to as “fatbergs” in sewers.

“When a product is labeled ‘flushable’ it generally means that it will clear your toilet bowl,” the department states on its website. “It does not mean it will definitely clear your pipes or break down in the sewer system or at a wastewater treatment plant.”

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, a global trade association that includes major manufacturers of flushable wipes, argues that flushable wipes don’t pose a danger to sewage systems.

The organization released guidelines in 2018 that detail what criteria wipes should meet to be labeled as “flushable.” If the wipes pass the test, they’re safe to go down septic systems.

Other organizations have more stringent flushability standards. According to the International Water Services Flushability Group, an organization that represents water professionals, wipes have to meet three main criteria to be considered flushable. They must:

  • Break into small pieces quickly.
  • Not be buoyant.
  • Only contain ingredients that will readily degrade in natural environments.

But because people often flush all kind of wipes, it’s hard to determine whether “flushable wipes” are indeed safe.

Given the concerns of many wastewater treatment plants at the moment, it’s probably wise to heed this advice: Save your pipes. Don’t flush wipes.