Landscaping your yard? Adding trees, plants or maybe a flower bed? Thinking of adding an addition to your home? Before doing any excavation or building, call 811 to locate utilities.
One phone call can save you from cutting a phone line, striking a gas line, or cutting a power line. It will also save you time and money. When you build or plant in an easement, you are taking the risk and financial burden of blocking an easement. The utilities have the right to those easements. Obstacles placed in the easements without proper consent can be removed and not replaced.
After you have made the call to Texas811, take a look at your land survey. When you purchased your home, one was included.
Play it safe...call before you dig!
For more information log on to www.texas811.org/contact-us
"STORM DRAINS FLOW TO OCEAN"
Unlike the water that goes down your drain to the sewer, water that flows into storm drains is not treated and filtered for pollutants. This contaminated water flows into canals, into streams and lakes, then ends up in the ocean. Everything other than pure rain water is a potential contaminant that degrades water quality. It's very important that you help prevent contaminants from flowing into storm drains and never pour anything into them. Intentionally pouring water, pollutants, including grass clippings and leaves, into street gutters and storm drains is dangerous to the environment and is also illegal.
Storm drains are designed to handle normal water flow, but, occasionally during heavy rain, flooding will occur. Help limit the number of flooding incidents by keeping the drains clear by sweeping your curb after mowing and picking up stray trash before it ends up in the storm drain. This not only helps you and your property but everyone in the neighborhood.
Storm Sewer Information
Help Stop Illegal Dumping
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON STORM WATER
Good Water Habits
Where Storm Water Goes
Ever wonder the percentage of water usage in your home? Here is an idea.
Yes! Kids can Learn to use water wisely
Learn to use water wisely...
Conserve Outdoor Water
Yard and Garden
Managing Lawn Problems
Mulching and Composting
Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels
TAKE CARE OF TEXAS: Great ways to conserve
HOW TO READ A METER
Would you like to learn how to read your water meter?
Read your meter
How much water can a leaking faucet use? Click and find out.
How much water does a leaking toilet use? It can run your water bill up higher than you think. Click here and find out.
PLUG INTO ELECTONICS RECYCLING
Find out how to recycle your old television and computer equipment at
TexasRecyclesComputers.org or TexasRecyclesTVs.org
Fort Bend Mud #2 Sidewalk Policy
Please click the link below to view information about sidewalk repair within the disrict.
District Sidewalk Policy
NORTH FORT BEND WATER AUTHORITY
Subsidence District Requirements and Conversion to Surface Water
The District is within the boundaries of the Fort Bend Subsidence District which regulates groundwater withdrawal. The Fort Bend Subsidence District was formed to control land subsidence. Subsidence is the sinking or lowering of land surface caused by pumping large amounts of groundwater from underground aquifers. Subsidence may be controlled by converting to alternate sources of water such as surface water or treated effluent, rather than relying solely on groundwater. The District's authority to pump groundwater is subject to annual permits issued by the Subsidence District.
Fort Bend County MUD #2, along with other municipal utility districts in the area, is now part of North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA). The NFBWA was created by the Texas legislature. It assists in preparing for surface water conversion and compliance with Fort Bend Subsidence District mandates by providing surface water on a wholesale basis to public water suppliers within the Authority.
Projected mandates to reduce groundwater withdrawal are based on conversion to surface water requiring a 30% reduction by the year 2013 and a 60% reduction by the year 2025.
The District anticipates increases in fees or charges related to changes in the regulations for groundwater usage and conversion to surface water that will be reflected in individual household's monthly water bills.
The District's Board of Directors intends to make every effort to keep residents informed. For more information about the Subsidence District, see www.fbsubsidence.org.