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WATER CONSERVATION IS ENCOURAGED
Even though portions of Texas has experienced recent rain events, drought conditions persist. While Fort Bend County MUD #2 has adequate water capacity to meet the demands of customers at this time, the District and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) ask customers to help conserve by:
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Taking quick showers.
Turn water off while brushing teeth, hands and face.
Wash FULL loads of clothes and dishes.
Inspect toilets for silent leaks.
Inspect faucets inside and out for leaks.
TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: Great ways to conserve
NFBWA SPRING NEWSLETTER 2013
REMEMBER...Only rain should go down the storm drains! Please do not dump grass clippings or trash down storm or sewer drains. You will be fined!
FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT 2 CHANGED DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION METHOD
North fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA)
Fort Bend County MUD 2 began using a new process of water disinfection in January 2011. This process involves using chloramines rather than only chlorine as the disinfectant in the water supply. This is due to the District’s gradual conversion to surface water. Currently the District receives its drinking water from the wells located within the District. However, the Fort Bend Subsidence District has mandated to begin reduction of ground water pumpage. The District will be receiving surface water from a water transmission line containing treated surface water supplied by the North Fort Bend Regional Water Authority. The water supplied to the Water Authority is from the City of Houston.
The use of chloramines rather than chlorine is not new technology as it is in widespread use in many cities and other drinking water supplies. The change is intended to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while providing protection from waterborne disease. The City of Houston has been treating its water with chloramines for over twenty years. Water containing chloramines is perfectly safe for drinking, bathing, cooking, and most other uses we have for water. HOWEVER, there are two categories of people who need to take special care with chloraminated water:
Kidney Dialysis Patients – The change to chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. A condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from the water that is used for the dialysate. Consequently, the pretreatment scheme used for the dialysis units must include some means, such as a charcoal filter, for removing the chloramines prior to the conversion to chloramines. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for other medical equipment.
Live Fish or Other Aquatic Animal Owners – Chloraminated water may be toxic to fish. If you have a fish tank, please make sure that the chemicals or filters that you are using are designed for use in water that has been treated with chloramines. You may also need to change the type of filter that you use for the fish tank.
Following are questions and answers that may address questions that you may have. You may also refer to the previous mail-outs by the District.
What is the current drinking water disinfection method?
The current method of disinfection used by the Fort Bend County MUD 2 is chlorination. Chlorine is added to drinking water at a controlled level. Chlorine is an effective disinfectant of many kinds of bacteria that may be harmful to one's health. The District's drinking water has met State and Federal standards for bacterial control for many years.
What is chloramination?
Chloramination is the use of both ammonia and chlorine to disinfect water. Ammonia is added to water at a carefully controlled level. The chlorine and ammonia react chemically to produce a combined chlorine residual or chloramines. Chloramines are safe in drinking water and serve as an effective method of disinfection. In the U.S., many water systems have used chloramination for several decades.
How can I get more information?
Feel free to contact the Fort Bend County MUD 2 Operator, Municipal District Services at (281) 290-6503 should you have a question or comment.
Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 2 was created by the Texas Water Rights Commission, now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in 1972, and operates pursuant to Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The TCEQ exercises continuing supervisory jurisdiction over the District.
The District has the authority, among other things, to purchase, construct, operate, and maintain facilities necessary for the
- supply of water;
- collection, transportation, and treatment of wastewater;
- control and diversion of storm water; and
- to provide for solid waste disposal and recycling services
The District is committed to
- sustaining a safe and reliable supply of water;
- providing quality service;
- maintaining the integrity of the sanitary sewer system; and
- practicing cost efficiency and ensuring financial stability of the District
The District maintains a Superior Water Rating from the State of Texas.
If you are a resident of Fort Bend County MUD #2, you can provide valuable feedback by sending an email message, or by attending monthly meetings. We'd love to hear from you.
Drinking Water Quality Report