Weather Update as of 12/19/22

  • The approaching arctic air outbreak will be the coldest air mass since February 2021.
  • It is forecast that temperatures will drop quickly Thursday Night into Friday Morning.
    • Temperatures likely to be in the teens north of Highway 105, near 20 degrees near I-10, and in the mid 20s south of I-10
    • Many areas could be below freezing for 20-36 hours
  • Many areas will likely not get above freezing on Friday.
  • Though warming into the upper 30s will occur on Saturday, temperatures will drop below freezing on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

Important to Protect the Four Ps

  • People
  • Pets
  • Plants
  • Pipes

National Weather Service Information

  • Thursday into the Christmas Holiday
    • The Arctic front is on track to move into the area on Thursday. It will bring periods of freezing temperatures (and likely some <25°) into much of the weekend.
    • Too early to confidently pinpoint exactly just how low readings will fall, or how many consecutive hours below freezing any single location will get.
    • Confidence is high that we will see some bitterly cold air and freezing temperatures, but don’t focus on any individual model, or model run, this far out.
    • The specifics will change as time progresses.
  • All businesses and residents should begin preparation for some hard freezes before the coldest weather is set to move in on Thursday.
  • For industry that needs an extended amount of lead time, the NWS encourages individuals to review plans/actions that might need to be implemented should conditions warrant (any extended durations of subfreezing temperatures, gale force winds, high seas, low water conditions, etc.)

Damaged Fire Hydrant

As a result of Tachus installation of fiberoptic cables, the District’s Operator and crews are in the process of repairing a damaged fire hydrant located on Kemble Road in the District.

It will be necessary to shut of water services for approximately four hours to complete the repairs.

Notice Regarding Extreme Weather Emergencies

This communication is to notify you that Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 46, your retail water and sanitary sewer provider, is:

  • prohibited from imposing late fees or disconnecting retail water or sewer service for nonpayment of bills that are due during an extreme weather emergency until after the emergency is over;
  • required to offer a payment schedule to a customer who requests such a schedule for unpaid bills due during an extreme weather emergency; and
  • prohibited from disconnecting retail water or sewer service for nonpayment of bills due during an extreme weather emergency until after a payment schedule has been offered and the customer has either declined to accept the payment schedule in a timely fashion or violated the terms of the payment schedule.

For purposes of this communication, an “extreme weather emergency” is defined as a period beginning when the previous day’s highest temperature in an area did not exceed 28 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature is predicted to remain at or below that level for the next 24 hours according to the nearest National Weather Service reports for that area. An extreme weather emergency is over on the second business day the temperature exceeds 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

Aviso Sobre Emergencias Climáticas Extremas

Esta comunicación es para notificarle que su proveedor de agua y alcantarillado sanitario Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 46 es:

  • prohibido imponer cargos por demora o desconectar el servicio de agua o alcantarillado por falta de pago de las facturas que vencen durante una emergencia climática extrema hasta después de que termine la emergencia;
  • obligado a ofrecer un plan de pago a un cliente que solicite dicho acuerdo para las facturas adeudadas durante una emergencia climática extrema; y
  • prohibido desconectar el servicio de agua o alcantarillado por falta de pago de facturas adeudadas durante una emergencia climática extrema hasta que se haya ofrecido un plan de pago y el cliente se haya negado a aceptar el plan de pago de manera oportuna o haya violado los términos del plan de pago.

A los fines de este comunicado, una “emergencia climática extrema” se define como un período que comienza cuando la temperatura más alta del día anterior en un área no superó los 28 grados Fahrenheit y se pronostica que la temperatura permanecerá en ese nivel o por debajo de este durante las próximas 24 horas. de acuerdo con los informes del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional más cercano para esa área. Una emergencia climática extrema termina el segundo día hábil en que la temperatura supera los 28 grados Fahrenheit.

Water Main Break

As a result of Tachus installation of fiberoptic cables, a water main break has occurred in the District.

As of 7:00 p.m., the District’s Operator and crew are in the process of repairing damage, and it will be necessary to shut of water services for approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete the repair.

No Boil Water Notice for HCMUD 46

PLEASE NOTE THAT HARRIS COUNTY MUD 46 IS NOT BEING IMPACTED BY THE CITY OF HOUSTON’S BOIL WATER NOTICE.

The Board of Directors of Harris County MUD 46 wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday Season.

Water Main Break

As a result of Tachus installation of fiberoptic cables, a water main break has occurred in the District.

The District’s Operator and crew are in the process of repairing damage, and it may be necessary to shut of water services for approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete the repair.

Currently, this should only affect residents on Keyturn Lane. You will be notified as soon as the repairs are completed and water services are once available.

Tachus Fiber Internet Installing Underground Fiberoptic Cables

Tachus Fiber Internet is actively installing its underground fiberoptic cables in the District. If you witness water leaks or the presence of heavy water in the District as a result of the operation efforts by Tachus or its subcontractors, please contact the District’s Operator, JePa Services, Inc., immediately.

JePa representatives can be reached at 281-377-9100.

Well Repair Blast and Stage I Water Conservation

Good News: The Water Well Repair Project for Harris County MUD No. 46 has been completed ahead of schedule!

The Board of Directors would like to thank our neighbors at Harris County MUD No. 109 for graciously extending the use of the emergency interconnect during this time.

The District will be receiving water through its own water well effective Tuesday, 25 October 2022. Please note that because the direction of water flow will change after the interconnect with Harris County MUD No. 109 is terminated, some sediment caused from the water mains may appear in your tap water. Because it is necessary to flush the end lines of the water mains, it is recommended that you allow your water to run for a few minutes until it is clear in color. There is no need to boil the water before use.

Thank you for your compliance with the Stage II water restrictions during the period of the Well Repair. Your consideration is greatly appreciated!

Visit www.hcmud46.org to check for any District water restrictions due to current drought conditions.

Water Restriction for Non-Essential Water Usage in Effect Until Further Notice

As you know, the District’s Water Well is under repair, and the District is currently receiving water from our neighbor, Harris County MUD 109.

The District’s Operator and Engineer are working diligently on getting water restored to our District. In the meantime, along with Harris County MUD 109, we need to continue to conserve water.

Until further notice please restrict all non-essential water usage, including watering of lawns, car washing, and power-washing of driveways, etc. The Harris County MUD 46 Board of Directors is appreciative of your understanding and compliance and will, of course, will update you as soon as the repairs are made.

 

Sign Up for the District’s Alert System

The District has implemented an email and text alert system for the residents of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 46. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in either email or text alert format, or both, related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.

The email alerts that you may receive will contain the majority of the relevant information and may occasionally direct you back to the District’s website for more details.

Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.

These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.

To sign up for email and text notifications, please click here to visit the sign-up page.