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From the Board of Directors of HC MUD 148:
Regarding the City of Houston water line break, your water is safe and there is no need to boil water at this time.
- The District’s operator switched the District’s water supply system to 100% well water as news of the COH water issue broke yesterday;
- The District’s water supply system never lost water pressure;
- The District’s operator is testing the water to make absolutely certain that there is no need to boil water; and
- If the need to boil water arises, the District’s operator will promptly send out a notification.
If you have any questions, please contact the Board President, Mr. Calvet Shelley, at (832) 602-8647.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.