In accordance with the Harris County closure of parks and playgrounds during the Quarantine – This notice is to let everyone know that the Basketball Court, Playgrounds/Playhouse, Swings as well as the Splash Pad are closed until further notice – Please do not use them.
The Board has been made aware that there are rental property owners instructing their lawn care and house repair personnel to dump trash at entrances & exits of the communities, of Greensbrook Place and Greensbrook Section 1.
If you see individuals or companies dumping items in our community please report this to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department at (713) 221-6000. Ask the dispatcher to give the physical location of illegal dumping in our community to our Contract Deputy on Duty.
We ask that residents take pictures of the violations, but do not approach the violator.
Sanitary Lift Station No. 1 – Construction of a new sanitary lift station to serve Kingslake Forest Subdivision. Another sanitary lift station is underway for Greensbrook Section 1.
Waterline Extension and Sanitary Forcemain — Partnership with Sheldon ISD to construct 9,000 feet of waterline and 13,000 feet of sanitary forcemain to serve a new school campus.
New Park and Fitness Areas — Delivery of 1,700 feet of jogging trail surrounding the District’s detention pond, a new play area, splash pad and pavilion near the District’s Administration Building to create a new community park amenity.
Youth Center — Addition of a basketball court with pavilion and a pedestrian bridge and trail connecting two District communities. The basketball court is located within Greensbrook Section 1.
Smart Meter Pilot Program – Implementation of a pilot program that includes 20 smart water meters.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion – Facility expansion that will provide an additional 100,000 gallons per day of capacity. Another District facility expansion is also underway that will increase capacity by 300,000 gallons per day. Texas Water Development Board has approved funds for the expansion in the form of low interest rate bonds (rate to be well below market rates). Harris County Community Development Grant program has also conditionally awarded $1 million for the project.
Security Enhancement — Additional deputy for increased patrol coverage for District communities.
Continuation of recurring community programs including:
- National Night Out
- Back to School Assistance – Donation of back packs and school supplies to the children of HCMUD 148
- Annual Christmas Event in conjunction with the Water Smart Program
- Senior Citizen Program
- Summer Nutrition Program – Provides summer lunches for the District’s youth
Through the commitment and determination of our leadership and a group of dedicated consultants, we were able to deliver significant facility improvements, expanded amenities and enhanced service. The District was able to save more than $8 million through the receipt of grants. Our 2019 accomplishments were exciting, but in 2020 the best is yet to come as our work will bring even more progress and new beginnings for the District. We anticipate the receipt of additional funding to help us bring to reality even more community enhancements such as:
- Lift Station No. 2 Replacement
- Secondary waterline connection to Kingslake Forest water distribution system
- Water Plant yard piping improvements
- Third waterline connection to the District’s entire water distribution system
- Wastewater Plant Phase II Expansion
- Fire hydrant recoating and rehabilitation throughout the district
- Security enhancements with the addition of cameras at the Water Plant
- Soccer Fields
Progress is off to a great start this year. We will continue to keep you informed about the amazing successes being achieved in our District.
Calvet Shelley – President
Charles Randle – Vice President
Bobby Roberson – Secretary
Jacqueline McConnell – Assistant Secretary
Larry Canon – Treasurer
For questions or concerns please reach out the Board President, Calvet Shelley, at (832) 602-8647.
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.