In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 emergency, water usage on your April bill was averaged using your previous 4 months of actual water usage at your residence. Meters were read in May and the May water bill reflects the actual reading and usage.
In your March water bill, we informed you that the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) fee was scheduled to increase from $3.97 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.68 per 1,000 gallons. The NHCRWA rescinded the increase due to COVID-19 and therefore the District did NOT pass this increase on to you. It is unclear if or when the NHCRWA will increase their fee; if they do, the District will then pass the increase on to its customers.
No Boil Water Notices are in effect for Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 (the District). The District does not receive water from the City of Houston and is not affected by the City of Houston’s water main break. Harris County MUD 387 provides water to the Harris County portion of the District from six (6) groundwater wells and the San Jacinto Water Authority (SJRA) provides water to the Montgomery County portion of the District. The water meets all Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules and regulations.
Residents in in the Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 may have recently received a front-door notice titled, “COMMUNITY WATER TEST.” The notice is in a clear bag and includes a small bottle for testing tap water.
Please be informed that this notice is not affiliated with your Municipal Utility District. Water in the District is not tested this way locally.
Residents in in the Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 may have recently received a front-door notice titled, “COMMUNITY WATER TEST.” The notice is in a clear bag and includes a small bottle for testing tap water. Please be informed that this notice is not affiliated with your Municipal Utility District. Water in the District is not tested this way locally. If you have questions or concerns about your water quality, please contact your water operator, Municipal District Services, LLC, at (281) 290-6507.
Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 is actively monitoring tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico that is forecasted to impact the Houston area throughout today, Wednesday, June 5th and tomorrow, June 6th. Currently 4-6 inches of rainfall is forecasted through Thursday, June 6th.
Why is there a Flash Flood Watch tonight through Thursday morning? The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas issued the watch due to potential high rainfall RATES over the next couple days. We’re not expecting a high TOTAL amount of rainfall, but it’s hard to predict right now what areas will see rates as high as 2-3 inches per hour.
What does this mean for you? It sounds basic, but if it seems like it’s raining hard, it probably is. If you’re driving and get caught in the heavy rainfall, exercise extreme caution. If you’re driving when the rain moves in, get off the road and to a safe, high, place since flash flooding can occur on streets and low areas.
How can you prepare?
First: Today and tonight before it gets dark you can clear drains, ditches, gutters, and curbs of debris that can wash into drains and cause street flooding. Stay hydrated and be mosquito smart! If you have a yard crew coming today, tell them not to blow your yard waste into the road.
Second: Secure anything in your yard that could wash away if it rains hard on your property.
Third: Check the weather before you go, since the rain is hard to predict and can quickly cause flooding. Plan around the storms if you can since flooded roads can stall your car leading to permanent or expensive damage to your vehicle.
Rivers and Flooding
Right now our rivers are high but well within their banks. Unless the situation changes dramatically, we are not expecting any river impacts at this time. If rain falls at a rate of 3 inches per hour or more, isolated areas may see some flash flooding.