MUD 152 announces improvement projects for district infrastructure
Harris County MUD 152 is excited to release this list of projects that will strengthen the district’s infrastructure and help homeowners better track their water usage. Projects will be funded by the recent selling of $5,225,000 in Series 2022 bonds. The bonds will not cause an increase to current MUD 152 tax rates.
- Water Plant No. 1, which is located by Timbers Elementary, will see its Ground Storage Tank replaced.
- Each home will receive a new smart water meter, giving residents an up-to-date accurate reading of their water usage. Smart meters are also able to help identify the presence of a water leak which may not be visible to homeowners.
- Provides resources to support capital improvement projects with other local MUDs that operate the Atascocita Joint Operations wastewater (toilet flushing) treatment plant.
You can also view a map of the district with outlines which areas of Atascocita South and Atasca Woods will be included in each of the projects.
|Project ID No||Anticipated Construction||Project Title||Project Description|
|1||2022-2023||Water Plant No. 1 Modification and Rehabilitation||The scope of this project includes the replacement of the Ground Storage Tank (“GST”) No. 1, the recoating of the interior and exterior of both Hydropneumatic Tanks, and the construction of a concrete masonry unit (“CMU”) disinfection building to replace the existing fiberglass building.|
|2||2025||Well No. 2 Inspection and Pump Replacement||The scope of this project includes the inspection of the District’s Water Well No. 2, in addition to the replacement of the well pump.|
|3||2025||Water Plant No.2 Rehabilitation||The scope of this project includes the recoating of the interior and exterior of the GST No. 1 located at Water Plant No. 2.|
|4||2022-2023||Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Sections 1-3||The scope of this project includes the cleaning, televising, inspection, and rehabilitation of existing sanitary sewer lines within Atascocita South Section 1-3 and Sections 4-6.|
|5||2023-2024||Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Sections 4-6|
|6||2024-2025||Sanitary Sewer CCTV Sections 4-6|
|7||2022-2023||Smart Water Meter Installation||The scope of the project includes the installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure, and ultrasonic meters throughout the District. Smart meters provide more accurate readings over the lifetime of the meter and provide customers with access to real time water usage data and lead detection alerts.|
|8||2022-2026||Atascocita Joint Operations Board (“AJOB”) 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan Projects||The scope of this line item includes several capital improvement projects at the jointly owned AJOB wastewater treatment plant facility. Such projects include site rehabilitation, digester improvements, the addition of a thickener sludge pump, belt press replacement and upgrade, chlorine contact basin wall addition, variable frequency drive digester blower replacements, and headworks and fine screen improvements.|
Voluntary Water Conservation
MUD 152 is joining MUDs across Texas in implementing a voluntary water conservation notice for the district. Given the current dry conditions across our area, it is important for homeowners to think about ways to reduce their water usage. Water conservation experts suggest among other approaches, reducing the time spent in the shower, washing only fully loaded washing machines, waiting until the dishwasher is fully loaded before turning it on, and watering your lawn on a more limited basis.
2021 Drinking Water Quality Report
Superior Public Water System Designation
You may have noticed new signs in the district highlighting us as a designated Superior Public Water System by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. This designation means that MUD 152 exceeds minimum standards in proper oversight, safe and clean water, necessary preparedness and management. To qualify for this designation, the district’s facilities and processes must meet standards outlined in the Texas Administrative Code.
(1) To attain recognition as a “Superior Public Water System”, the following additional requirements must be met:
(A) Physical facilities shall comply with the requirements in these sections.
(B) There shall be a minimum of two licensed operators with additional operators required for larger systems.
(C) The system’s microbiological record for the previous 24 months period shall indicate no violations (frequency, number or maximum contaminant level of the drinking water standards.
(D) The quality of the water shall comply with all primary water quality parameters listed in the drinking water standards.
(E) The chemical quality of the water shall comply with all secondary constituent levels listed in the drinking water standards.
(F) The system’s operation shall comply with applicable state statutes and minimum acceptable operating practices set forth in §290.46 of this title (relating to Minimum Acceptable Operating Practices for Public Drinking Water Systems).
(G) The system’s capacities shall meet or exceed minimum water system capacity requirements set forth in §290.45 of this title (relating to Minimum Water System Capacity Requirements).
(H) The system shall have at least two wells, two raw water pumps or a combination of these with enough capacity to provide average daily consumption with the largest well or pump out of service. This requirement shall also apply to treatment plant pumps necessary for operation in accordance with §290.42 of this title (relating to Water Treatment).
(I) The water system shall be well maintained and the facilities shall present a pleasing appearance to the public.
Houston City Council Water Fee
You may have noticed recent news regarding a water fee hike approved by the Houston City Council. It does NOT affect us since our neighborhood is served by MUD 152. We are in unincorporated Harris County, which is not part of the City of Houston or City of Humble. We do not purchase water from the City of Houston.
Details regarding the fee hike can be found here: https://abc13.com/society/houston-water-fee-hike-approved-by-city-council/10823352/