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So far Harris County MUD 148 has created 10 blog entries.

Harris County MUD No. 148 Receives Million Dollar CDBG Award

The District is thrilled to report that our community has been awarded a $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to complete Phase II of our Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion. Completion of these improvements will increase service capacity benefiting more than 8,000 community members in our District.

The grant was awarded by the Harris County Community Services Department and will be released following approvals from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD of the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and Release of Funds. Harris County Engineering Department will provide project administration and inspection services.

Harris County MUD No. 148 Receives Million Dollar CDBG Award2020-02-04T10:20:39-06:00

Promises Made, Promises Kept

HCMUD 148’s Accomplishments During the Year 2019

  • Sanitary Lift Station No. 1 – Constructed a brand new sanitary lift station to serve the community of Kingslake Forest Subdivision. The District is also underway another sanitary lift station that will serve the community of Greensbrook Section 1.
  • Fire Hydrants Replacement – Replaced all fire hydrants in the communities of Kingslake Forest Section 1 and Greensbrook Section 1.
  • Waterline Extension and Sanitary Forcemain To Serve Sheldon ISD’s New Campus – Partnered with Sheldon ISD to construct approximately 9,000 Feet of waterline and 13,000 Feet of sanitary forcemain.
  • Jogging Trail – Constructed approximately 1,700 Feet of jogging trail located around the District’s detention pond just south of the Administration Building.
  • Playground and Pavilion – Constructed a playground and pavilion that connects to the jogging trail.
  • Splash Pad – Constructed a Splash Pad located behind the District’s Administration Building adjacent to the playground.
  • Multi-use Youth Center – Constructed a basketball court with pavilion and a pedestrian bridge and trail that connects two communities within the District. The basketball court is located within Greensbrook Section 1.
  • Smart Meter Pilot Program – Implemented a pilot program that includes 20 smart water meters.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion – This project is still under construction. It is expected to be substantially complete in January of 2020. The expansion will provide an additional 100,000 gallons per day of sewage treatment capacity which will enable the District to serve additional customers. The District is also underway another expansion phase to increase its capacity by 300,000 gallons per day of sewage treatment capacity. The Texas Water Development Board has approved funds for this expansion that will be in the form of low interest rate bonds (rate to be well below market rates). Additionally, Harris County Community Development Grant program has conditionally awarded $1,000,000 for this expansion. Funds will be confirmed in January of 2020.
  • City of Houston Water Supply Contract – Contracted with the City of Houston to increase water supply to HCMUD 148 from 7 million gallons per month to 16.23 million gallons per month.
  • Security Coverage – Increased coverage by adding one more deputy to patrol the communities of HCMUD 148.
  • Community Programs recurring every year:
    • National Night Out
    • Back to School – Donated back packs and other school supplies to the children of HCMUD 148
    • Various Christmas Events
    • Senior Citizen Program
    • Summer Nutrition Program – provided lunch to the youth within the communities of HCMUD 148
  • Harvey Recovery Project – Provides assistance to residents of HCMUD 148 that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Harris County officials are available at the District’s Administration Building on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Promises Made, Promises Kept2019-12-31T13:38:33-06:00

4th Annual Christmas Event

We want to thank everyone for coming out to our 4th Annual Christmas Event. There was a tremendous turnout, with over 300 families and 700 toys given out. Attendees had a good time with food, events, pictures with Santa, and visiting with fellow neighbors. We also did the new splash pad dedication.

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4th Annual Christmas Event2019-12-26T18:42:49-06:00

Hydrant Replacement Project

We have kicked off a hydrant replacement project, which will replace approx. 50 hydrants in Kingslake Forest Subdivision and Greensbrook Section 1 Subdivision. This project will provide much needed reliability on hydrants in the event of a fire in the community. Eventually all fire hydrants will be replaced in the District.

Hydrants have been in the District since 1975, with some being rusted out and needing replacement for safety reasons, including ADA compliance. Some of the replacements can be seen below, where they are removing hydrants from sidewalks and relocating them to another area.

Before

After

Hydrant Replacement Project2019-12-10T06:46:51-06:00

Community Cleanup- Greensbrook

The Harris County MUD #148 President, Mr. Calvet Shelly, worked with Angels of Hope volunteers to clear up a lot in the Greensbrook Section 4 subdivision. See the pictures of the results that were made possible through volunteers and Mr. Calvet Shelly’s community leadership.

Before

After

Community Cleanup- Greensbrook2019-11-18T22:54:22-06:00

Community Cleanup

The Board President, Calvet Shelley, recently arranged a community cleanup, by partnering with the Harris County Solid Waste Management Department and the County Commissioners Office. This is in an effort to help with the appearance of our neighborhoods.

The biggest culprit of unsightly areas in our community are related to dumping. If you see individuals dumping items in our community please report this to the Houston Police Department at (713) 884-3131, so that these individuals can be prosecuted.

Community Cleanup2019-11-12T14:22:14-06:00

Annual Trunk or Treat Event- 10/31/2019

Everyone had a great time at our Annual Trunk-or-Treat Community Event for our children. Veronica Arce did an awesome job orchestrating it all! ❤️ #WeLoveOurKidsAndCommunity

Annual Trunk or Treat Event- 10/31/20192019-11-06T12:20:26-06:00

National Night Out- 10/01/2019

Police * Community Participation

National Night Out was a great success. Families joined us for food, refreshments, and family fun. There were safety personnel in attendance that mingled with attendees and provided crime prevention information. Attendees also enjoyed goodies and gift bags.

National Night Out- 10/01/20192019-10-03T13:02:00-05:00

Back2School Community Event

We are thrilled to share about an amazing recent community event! Baybrook Mall Microsoft Store and other vendors were invited to join and participate at the Back 2 School Community Event with Harris County MUD 148. The event provided approximately 300 backpacks and school supplies for students from PreK – High School, with fun houses, snacks and refreshments for everyone to enjoy! Additionally there was an opportunity to hear more about our community resources and upcoming events. The Harris County MUD 148 and non-profit partners created an amazing event.

Back2School Community Event2019-09-30T01:46:56-05:00

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11, 2019

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019). Hurricanes.gov/Prepare

Sunday, May 5- Determine Your Risk
Monday, May 6- Develop an Evacuation Plan
Tuesday, May 7- Assemble Disaster Supplies
Wednesday, May 8- Get an Insurance Checkup
Thursday, May 9- Strengthen Your Home
Friday, May 10- Help Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 11- Complete a Written Plan

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11, 20192019-09-17T13:51:46-05:00