Please Participate in the Neighborhood Recycling Survey

The Board of Directors of Harris County MUD No. 150 is seeking the community’s interest in adding weekly recycling services to the current garbage collection services provided by Best Trash.

Please click the button below to participate in the online survey. The deadline to participate is November 16th.

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 – Happy Thanksgiving!

As we prepare to give thanks with our family on Thanksgiving, I want to start by sharing my deep appreciation for your partnership and contributions to our wonderful community. I admire our community for its strength, compassion, and commitment to supporting one another. We are a community where neighbors lend a helping hand to those in need, do their part to make it a better place, and band together to build a more caring and safer home. The Sheriff’s Office is glad to have you with us every step of the way.

The pandemic has become personal for many. We at the Sheriff’s Office have lost three of our own. It has been a challenging year for our neighbors with profound loss, sacrifices, and uncertainty, but we pulled together despite the hardships.

Thanksgiving is a special holiday when we pause and reflect on our blessings and what matters most. It’s a holiday that has significant meaning for our country and encourages us to wrap ourselves in gratitude for our family, loved ones, opportunities, and growth.

I also want to thank all of our deputies, volunteer reservists, detention officers, dispatchers, medical personnel, and teammates who serve and protect us every day with empathy and professionalism. Many sacrifice time with their families to ensure you can celebrate safely with yours. I am grateful to those who will be working on Thanksgiving to keep us safe. I hope you will join me in expressing your appreciation to the men and women of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and all first responders. I am inspired by all they do day in and day out and their unwavering dedication to Harris County.

Let us be thankful for one another and for our great county and state that we are blessed to call home. Take each day as a gift and fill them with positivity and gratitude.

I wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

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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.

Directors Election

The next election for Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 150 will be held on November 3, 2020.

Early Voting

  • For voting locations, sample ballot, and further information, visit http://www.harrrisvotes.com.
  • Early voting period: October 13, 2020 through October 30, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at any voting location in Harris County.

Election Day

  • For voting locations, sample ballot, and further information, visit http://www.harrrisvotes.com.
  • November 3, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at any voting location in Harris County.

Director candidacy filing requirements and deadlines are as follows:

To run for election to the District’s Board of Directors, a person must file an application for a place on the ballot. The application must be filed with the District’s Attorney (Marks Richardson PC) by mail, fax or in person. An application may be downloaded/printed from the website of the Texas Secretary of State at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf

  • First day to file for place on November 3, 2020 general election ballot is January 15, 2020.
  • Last day to file for place on November 3, 2020 general election ballot is by 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2020.
  • A person may run for election to the District’s Board of Directors as a write-in candidate and to do so must file a declaration of write-in candidacy. The declaration must be filed with the District’s Attorney (Marks Richardson PC) by mail, fax or in person. A declaration form may be downloaded/printed from the website of the Texas Secretary of State at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-11f.pdf
  • Deadline to file write in candidacy declaration for November 3, 2020 general election is by 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2020.

To be qualified to serve as a Director, a person must be: (1) at least 18 years old; (2) a resident citizen of the State of Texas; and (3) either: (a) own land subject to taxation in the District; or (b) be a qualified voter within the District.
(Texas Water Code, Section 54.102)

Water Sample Requests on Doors

Please be aware that any company’s soliciting resident’s business by placing information and containers on doors and asking the resident to provide a water sample are not affiliated in any way with Camden Park HOA, Northcliffe Manor, nor your MUD 150 Water District. If you have any questions please feel free to forward your concerns under the contact us tab or contact WWWMS the district Operator’s office at (281) 895-8547.

Thank you,
From your MUD 150 Board of Directors