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Welcome to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 148

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 148 is a political subdivision of the state of Texas. Our elected Board of Directors is committed to providing the best quality governmental services. Our mission is to provide the following services to all taxpayers, customers and residents of the District, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin:

  • To protect the health of our customers by providing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards for drinking water;
  • To reduce subsidence by converting to surface water in compliance with the mandate of the Harris Galveston Coastal Subsidence District;
  • To protect the natural resources of the state by encouraging water conservation and providing periodic educational materials regarding the same;
  • To protect the health and environment by treating the sewage produced by our customers so that the wastewater effluent meets permitted requirements and all state and federal regulations for discharge into the public waters of the state;
  • To protect the lives and property of our citizens from flooding by constructing and maintaining storm drainage facilities;
  • To stimulate the growth of local minority and women business enterprises (“M/WBE”) by mandating a 17% participation goal for M/WBEs in all District construction contracts over $100,000;
  • To enhance the community by providing quality garbage pick-up services twice a week;
  • To protect our residents from crime by providing supplemental law enforcement services through an interlocal contract with Harris County for the services of the Sheriff’s Department;
  • To provide open government and access for all our residents through the conduct of all Board of Directors meetings pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act and through the maintenance of all District records pursuant to the Public Information Act;
  • To communicate effectively with and encourage the active participation of residents and taxpayers through the issuance of periodic newsletters regarding the District’s activities;
  • To engage the best quality consultants to represent the District and work in its best interests; and
  • To provide the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost to the residents and taxpayers.

Hurricane Preparedness 2021

Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1.  Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane.


The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone.  If you do, now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles, but have multiple options. Your destination could be a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone.  If you live in a well-built home outside the evacuation zone, your safest place may be to remain home.  Be sure to account for your pets in your plan.  As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of three days. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, the CDC recommends bringing items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person. (Children under two years old and people having trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.)


Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or boat. Remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for it, and it’s available through your company, agent or the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.


If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many retrofits are not as costly or time consuming as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds.


Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies but remember you may need to adjust your preparedness plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know who issues evacuation orders for your area, determine locations on where you will ride out the storm, and start to get your supplies now.  Being prepared before a hurricane threatens makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between being a hurricane victim or a hurricane survivor.

By |May 6th, 2021|

Food Drive- 3/27/2021

Harris County MUD 148 had their 1st Food Drive of 2021, on 3/27/2021. 16,900 lbs of food, 600 masks, and 200 cases of water were given out at this event. Food was given out to a total of 225 homes and COVID testing was provided to residents that attended. Thanks goes out to the 62 volunteers that made this possible, and a special thanks to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for their participation.

 

By |April 4th, 2021|
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