Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96

Through  HCWCID No. 96’s website you can easily find links to the following services:

If you have any questions about your water bill or water service please contact:

Si Environmental, LLC
Local: (832) 490-1600
Toll Free: 1 (877) 382-7414
Report Water Leak: (832) 490-1601, dispatch@sienv.com
www.sienv.com

Lead and Copper Service Line Inventory Statement

Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”) has no lead service lines nor galvanized service lines requiring replacement.

The District reached this determination because its water distribution system was installed after 1988, the year that Texas implemented the Safe Drinking Water Act banning the use of lead for any public water lines.

Additionally, the District has found no evidence of the use of lead service lines (i) in the system records, including distribution system maps and drawings, historical records, meter installation records, inspections and records of the distribution system that indicate the material composition, or (ii) when reading water meters or performing maintenance activities in the course of normal system operations.

Should you have any questions, please contact the District at 713-850-9000.

Directors’ Election

Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”), which is the water district that is responsible for water, sewer, and drainage in Fall Creek, will be holding a Directors’ Election for two (2) Board of Director positions. The District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas and is subject to provisions of the Texas Election Code, including conducting elections.

WE NEED ELECTION WORKERS TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED

ELECTION WORKERS

Election workers must be persons who are registered to vote at an address within Fall Creek and may not be related by blood or marriage to a current Director of the District or to any of the candidates running to serve on the Board of the District.

Presiding Judge and Alternate Judge

Election Judges will be paid $20.00 per hour, including training time. One of either the Presiding Judge or the Alternate Judge must open and close the polling location on the dates/times listed below. Either may also be a poll worker.

Poll Workers

Poll workers will be paid $15.00 per hour, including training time. Voting will be by paper ballot. Poll workers will be provided a list of registered voters and will be responsible for ensuring that only qualified voters of the District are permitted to vote.

SK Law is the District’s general counsel and Agent for Election matters. An email will be sent from SK Law to all prospective election workers regarding the training date(s), as well as a link to “Sign Up Genius” where the election workers will be able to select dates and times to work. There will be two (2) election workers on duty at all times. Work sessions on Sign Up Genius can be for a minimum of 1‑hour or maximum of 4-hour sessions.

EARLY VOTING
Polling Location Dates Hours
Fall Creek Sports Complex
9810 Wyatt Shores Drive
Monday, April 22 through
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fall Creek Sports Complex
9810 Wyatt Shores Drive
Monday, April 29 through
Tuesday, April 30
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
ELECTION DAY
Polling Location Dates Hours
Fall Creek Sports Complex
9810 Wyatt Shores Drive
Saturday, May 4 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Please email hcwcid96@sklaw.us if you are interested in serving as an election worker.

Election Documents
  • None at this time.

District Contact Information

Sanford Kuhl Hagan Kugle Parker Kahn LLP
1980 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1380
Houston, Texas 77056
Email: hcwcid96@sklaw.us
Phone: 713-850-9000

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 2023 on October 3, 2023, 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/85264736072?pwd=RTRBcW8zK0FHNG9NY0RhdTIILIBHUT09 or via Teleconference by dialing 1-346-248-7799. Meeting ID: 852 6473 6072, Passcode 133352. 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 your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

STAGE TWO DROUGHT WATER RESTRICTIONS

To ensure that an adequate supply of water is available for drinking and bathing, you are hereby notified that Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan is now in effect. Stage 2 includes the MANDATORY water use restrictions set for the below. Any person who violates the water use restrictions set forth below is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500). Each day that one or more of the provisions in this Plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense. If a person is convicted of three or more distinct violations of this Plan, the Operator shall, upon due notice to the customer, be authorized to discontinue water service to the premises where such violations occur. Services discontinued under such circumstances shall be restored only upon payment of a re-connection charge, as set forth in the District’s Rate Order, and any other costs incurred by the District in discontinuing and re-connecting service. In addition, suitable assurance must be given to the District that the same action shall not be repeated while the Plan is in effect. Compliance with this plan may also be sought through injunctive relief in the district court.

WATER USE RESTRICTIONS

(a) 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, residential irrigation of 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.

(b) Irrigation of green belts, esplanades, and sports fields shall be limited to Mondays and Fridays between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f) 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.

(g) 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.

(h) All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

(i) 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.