HC MUD 341 Summer Water Usage and Conservation Recommendations

Recently the Houston area has been experiencing hotter and drier than normal weather conditions, which have resulted in an increased demand on our water system especially in peak hours.  While the hot and dry conditions continue, we encourage all residents to be water wise.

Wholesale changes are not required at this time, but little things can go a long way to maintaining water pressure throughout the system.  Here are a few quick tips:

  • Landscape irrigation is the largest demand on our system right now. If you have an irrigation system, change your irrigation times to earlier hours in the morning such as between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.  This will also enhance the effectiveness of your irrigation.  A lot of daytime watering is lost due to evaporative heat conditions.
  • Over irrigating is one of the largest sources of overuse in our water supply and causes high water bills. Want to know how long and how much to water? Please see https://www.watermyyard.org/#/Location.
  • Patronize a local car wash instead of doing it yourself in the driveway.
  • Postpone all non-essential water usage such as power washing.
  • Do not drain and refill swimming pools. Only add water to replace losses from normal use.

Water supplies are under stress throughout Harris County.  Small changes in water usage may help us avoid mandated changes that could be imposed on us.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Low Water Pressure

HCMUD 341 has a system wide low pressure issue. The cause has been identified & corrected. Pressure should be restored within 1 hour. Thanks for your patience.

Construction Announcement

Beginning this week, HC MUD 341 will begin the replacement of a lake inlet pipe near the intersection of Lakeshore Ridge and Heather Run.  The current inlet pipe is metal and has rusted and detached from the drain in that area.  Part of the construction process includes damming a portion of the lake to facilitate the installation of the new concrete drain pipe.  This is a high traffic area so we ask all residents and resident’s contractors to use caution in this area.  The sidewalk will have to be closed adjacent to the work area so please use the sidewalk on the other side of the street.  Barring weather delays, the project should be completed within 3 weeks.

The televising project to investigate the interior of our storm sewers and sanitary sewers is slightly over 50 percent complete.  You may have seen the Pro Pipe trucks which are doing this work.  After the camera work is completed, the MUD will analyze the footage to determine if any replacements are required.

The rehabilitation of the water storage tank at our water plant is approximately 60 percent complete.  The MUD completed two of the above ground water storage tanks last year and this will complete the last tank ensuring reliable water supplies in the event of an emergency.

If you have any questions, please contact our engineer Eric Johnson at EJohnson@idseg.com or 832.590.7224 or 713.962.0666.  You may also contact MUD 341 through our website at https://www.hcmud341.org/contact/#contact.