No Boil Water Notice

This evening we received notice that the City of Houston lost pressure at its East Purification Plant. They then issued a Boil Water Notice for the City. The problem did not extend to the other two Water Plants operated by the City that supply our water. The short answer:

  • None of the systems (MUDs) operated by Si Environmental serviced by the East Purification Plant were affected.
  • The water authorities shut off their water supply from the COH prior to the boil water notice being issued.
  • None of our systems lost pressure or chlorine residual which prevents bacterial contamination

We will continue to monitor the system pressure and chlorine residuals in the distribution systems to maintain the safety of our water.

Community Planting Day at Fall Creek Butterfly Meadow

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
Fall Creek 9810 Wyatt Shores Drive, Humble, Texas 77396

Come beautify Fall Creek Park’s new butterfly meadow! Learn to sow native seed and plant wildflowers. Get some fresh air and exercise while getting to know your neighbors.

The butterfly meadow is off to a good start—And it also can be improved! Our goal is to increase the ecological benefit of the meadow for butterflies and other pollinator while also increasing its attractiveness and getting a head-start on spring blooms.

Well-behaved children 9 and up are welcome to join both the orientation and planting events with a supervising parent: Orientation–Not required, but highly recommended!

  • Friday, November 4th, 5-6 p.m.
  • Location: Butterfly Meadow Along Trails of Fall Creek Park (near bayou, see map in the link below). Park at the Sports Complex at 9810 Wyatt Shores Drive, Humble, TX 77396
  • (Rain Date: Friday, November 4th, 5-6 p.m.)

Planting Event

  • Saturday, November 5th, 8-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Butterfly Meadow of Fall Creek Park (near bayou, see map in the link below.)
  • Park at the Sports Complex at 9810 Wyatt Shores Drive, Humble, TX 77396
  • (Rain Date: Sunday, November 6th, 2-5:30 p.m.)
Register Today

 

Secure Watch and Safecam Programs

Harris County Sheriff’s Office – Secure Watch

The HCSO SecureWatch Program powered by Coreveillance is one of many Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) initiatives enlisting the help of community members and businesses in the fight against crime.

Click here for more information.

Safecam Programs

SafeCam is one of the crime prevention and investigative tools that the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) utilizes to demonstrate the effectiveness of partnerships between police and the community. Surveillance video recorded by cameras owned by residents and business owners like you have resulted in the arrests of numerous criminals. SafeCam is your opportunity to make the neighborhood in which you live and work a safer place for the entire community. If you have a private exterior security camera, you are eligible to participate and register your camera with SafeCam through the below link. By registering your camera, you are simply allowing the HCSO to contact you in the event of a crime in your area. HCSO will not have access to your camera system and cannot access camera footage without your consent. There is no requirement to provide footage at any time.

Register Your Camera

Fall Creek National Night Out

Fall Creek Residents,

Our community National Night Out will be on October 4, 2022, from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Fall Creek Clubhouse.

National Night Out is an annual community-building event that focuses on neighborhood camaraderie and positive social interaction to help make our villages a safe and better place to live. This event allows Fall Creek families and friends the opportunity to meet our local law enforcement, fire department, and emergency response providers.

Neighborhood unity is an important part of crime prevention. This event is hosted by our Fall Creek Crime Watch Committee. There will be many family fun activities and food trucks onsite. Your participation and support will be greatly appreciated!

Sponsors

  • Chick fil A
  • H-E-B

Activities

  • Game Truck
  • Bounce Houses
  • Live music (DJ)

Food Trucks

  • Quaker Steaks
  • The Lunch Box
  • IKrave Shaved Ice
  • Funnelocity

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The HARRIS COUNTY W.C.I.D. #96 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on October 4, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at 7930 Fall Creek Bend, Humble, TX 77396. Guests may attend the hearing via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86810787940?pwd=ZzY0WDFEVGx5S21POUtGQVZEYVl5UT09

Meeting ID: 868 1078 7940
Passcode: 083043

Dial by your location:
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 868 1078 7940
Passcode: 083043

Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding vour property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

Click here to read the notice.

Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas, Inc. Named a Nextdoor 2022 Neighborhood Favorite Local Business

[Magnolia, Texas, 8/23/2022] — Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas, Inc. has been named to the winning list of Nextdoor’s 6th annual Neighborhood Favorites, an awards program recognizing local businesses committed to helping their neighborhoods thrive. Winners of the 2022 Neighborhood Favorites were determined based on the number of neighbor recommendations a local business receives on Nextdoor across various categories.

“On Nextdoor, small businesses are a trusted and core member of the community. These local businesses go above and beyond to make their neighborhoods a kind, welcoming place. It is a true honor, and good for business, to be voted a Neighborhood Favorite by your most loyal customers — neighbors.” said Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar.
With more than 55 million business recommendations from neighbors, Nextdoor connects neighbors with each other and everything nearby.

“We know that this is a great honor to be in this group of businesses. A most sincere thank you to all our customers that took the time to acknowledge our company and the great effort put forth by our employees.  Our goal has always been to provide a service above and beyond customer expectation.  We know we’re not perfect, but we will always make it right, if given the opportunity.  Thank you again to our valuable customers for this extreme honor.” said RRRTX Owner, Carleen Wolff.

The complete list of winning businesses in each city is available at nextdoor.com/favorites.

TCEQ Drought Response for Public Water Systems

Dear Public Water System Official:

Severe drought conditions have returned to Texas, and forecasters are predicting that dry conditions may persist or worsen for the state. With the high use months of summer ahead, public water systems in Texas may start to see a strain on their water supplies. We must take the necessary steps to prevent the loss of drinking water for basic health and safety services. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is encouraging public water systems to take reasonable measures to increase conservation efforts and identify and secure alternative water supplies to meet potable water needs. Conservation and alternative water supply measures include the following:

  • Implement your Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) at the appropriate stages to reduce consumption
  • Encourage water conservation
  • Implement public education and outreach strategies
  • Measure and track existing water supplies
  • Repair leaks in the distribution system to limit water loss
  • Develop a plan to provide adequate and safe drinking water supplies
  • Report to TCEQ the amount of water supply if it is approaching less than 180 days
  • Timely seek authorizations and funding resources to extend existing supply or obtain new sources
  • Evaluate infrastructure and develop plans to meet needs (e.g. extending intake structures to deeper waters, drilling new wells, etc.)

Your DCP is an important tool in conserving and managing your water supply during difficult times. We encourage you to review your DCP and prepare to implement water use restrictions as appropriate. If the water system you purchase water from has recently implemented restrictions, review your purchase contract and be prepared to implement restrictions, if necessary.

In accordance with TCEQ’s rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code §288.20(b), you are required to notify the TCEQ of any changes to the implementation water use restrictions. TCEQ has developed an on-line form to facilitate a faster reporting of these changes. Information is collected and will be used to focus State resources and assistance:

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/drinkingwater/homeland_security/security_pws

This form should also be used for water supply shortage reporting. Please note that state law also requires water utilities to determine available water supply and report to TCEQ when supply is less than 180 days. This assessment should be based on all current sources (i.e. surface water, groundwater, and purchased treated water through an interconnection). Additional drought information is available at:

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/response/drought

If you don’t have reliable internet access, need help completing the form, or if you have questions, please call our Drought Program Representative in the Water Supply Division at 512-239-4691. The collective cooperation of all public water systems is vital to ensuring public drinking water needs can be sustained during this persistent drought.

Where can you go for more assistance and information?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has a free assistance program to help your water system address drought or other financial, managerial or technical issues.
For more information about available free assistance, the drought in Texas, and how to report water use restrictions or concerns in your area, please contact the TCEQ’S drought-information hotline at 1-800-447-2827.

Sincerely,

Toby Baker
Executive Director
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Click here to read TCEQ letter.

Drought Stage 1 – Notice

Dear Customer:

On June 21, 2022, the City of Houston enacted Stage 1 of the City of Houston’s Drought Contingency Plan. Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”) purchases the majority of its water from the City of Houston. Accordingly, to ensure that an adequate supply of water is available for drinking and bathing, you are hereby notified that Stage One of the Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 Drought Contingency Plan is now in effect. Stage One includes the following VOLUNTARY water use restrictions:

  1. Irrigation of residential landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8), and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), and irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of 12:00 midnight until 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on designated watering days. However, irrigation of residential landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.
  2. Irrigation of green belts, esplanades and sports field shall be limited to Mondays and Fridays between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
  3. Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rises. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
  4. Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.
  5. Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a re-circulation system.
  6. Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the District.
  7. Use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. However, if the golf course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the District, the facility shall not be subject to these regulations.
  8. All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.
  9. The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:
    1. wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
    2. use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
    3. use of water for dust control;
    4. flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and
    5. failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

The Board of Directors appreciates your cooperation and perseverance during this Conservation Condition. Once the Conservation Condition ends, we will notify you and you may then return to normal usage. If conditions should worsen, you will be notified of more stringent restrictions, to ensure the availability of water in your community.

Very truly yours,

Board of Directors
Harris County Water Control and
Improvement District No. 96