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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/
MUD 152 invests in early childhood outdoor learning space at Timbers Elementary
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, board members of MUD 152 were proud to present a check in the amount of $7,500 to Timbers Elementary in support of their new early childhood outdoor learning space called “Timbers Town”. Timbers Town, which will be open to the community after school until dark, will have a farmers market, music & art center, fire & police station, fire truck & police car, and a Timbers school bus once completed!
Principal Micah Bachemin shared the need and vision of an outdoor learning space for Timbers’ youngest scholars with the board in October 2020. Timbers Town will repurpose space in the playground area that currently has no equipment for the children to use. The total project cost involves Timbers Elementary fundraising efforts, contributions from the Timbers PTO, Humble ISD, and MUD 152.
A few of the four-year-old scholars at Timbers made these comments when they saw the new playground equipment that will be purchased:
“I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun! I’m going to tell everybody and I’m going to drive the bus!” – Charlotte
“I think it’s so cool! I give it a thumbs up!” – Zoey
“Woah! Is that for us? I like the music part because I love to dance!” – Jorge
“Fun, fun, so fun!” – Judah
The project is the second investment MUD 152 has made in partnership with Timbers Elementary in recent years. In 2019, MUD 152 worked with Timbers and Humble ISD to build a sidewalk in front of the school that makes walking near the school safer for kids and the community. In addition, MUD 152 worked with the Atascocita High School Student Council to place more than 1,000 storm water inlet markings in the neighborhood and hosted them in a mock MUD meeting to learn more about the function of a MUD board.
Atascocita HS Student Council Efforts
On February 26th, 2020, MUD 152 hosted Atascocita HS Student Council along with MUD 152 consultants in a mock meeting. Students were able to participate, ask questions, and understand the function of a MUD board.
MUD 152 thanked Atascocita HS Student Council for their efforts and provided a $5,000 stipend for their efforts in installing over 1,100 storm inlets throughout Atascocita South and Atasca Woods.
Safe Drinking Water
Harris County MUD 152’s water supply is provided from the Evangeline Aquifer Water Supply and is not connected to the City of Houston water supply. Harris County MUD 152 is not affected by the current Boil Water notice posted by the City of Houston.