District Remains in Drought Stage 2 Conditions

The District remains in Drought Stage 2 conditions. Between May 2023 and August 2023, the static water level in the Evangeline Aquifer dropped on average 72-feet between the District’s two Evangeline water wells. As of April 2024, the aquifer’s static water levels have rebounded, but are still down 16-feet from the May 2023 levels. The Static Water Levels were increasing since Summer 2023, but have declined over the past two months. Please continue to conserve water. 10 Tips to conserve water are as follows:

Boil Water Notice Rescinded – Sunday, April 7, 2024

Street(s): 29702 to 29711 S. Legends Chase Court

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system, Montgomery County MUD 89 (PWS#1700717), to issue a Boil Water Notice to customers affected by a water line maintenance.

Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of Sunday, April 7, 2024.

If you have any further questions, please contact our Regulatory Compliance Department at (281) 367-5511.

To reach TCEQ, please call (512) 239-4691.

Another Correction: Public Notice to Boil Water In Effect Wednesday, April 3, 2024

ONLY these streets are affected: 29702 – 29711 S. Legends Chase Ct.

Due to water line maintenance, there is a temporary interruption in water service, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system Montgomery County MUD 89 (PWS#1700717) notify customers of the need to boil their water.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the Compliance Department at (281) 367-5511.

Combatting Drought Stage 2: 10 Essential Water Conservation Tips for Recovery

The District remains in Drought Stage 2 conditions. Between May 2023 and August 2023, the static water level in the Evangeline Aquifer dropped on average 16.5% between the District’s two Evangaline water wells. As of January 2024, the aquifer’s static water levels have rebounded about 9.3% on average, but are still down 7.2% from the May 2023 levels. Please continue to conserve water. 10 Tips to conserve water are as follows:

MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

Stage 2 of the district’s drought contingency plan has been triggered.

Please limit irrigation and lawn watering to the days indicated below.

  • Thursdays & Sundays for Retail Water Customers with an Even Numbered Address (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8)
  • Tuesdays & Saturdays for Retail Water Customers with an Odd Numbered Address (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9)
  • Thursdays and Sundays for Retail Water Customers responsible for watering common areas.

Irrigation of landscaped areas is further mandatory limited to between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s). However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at any time if it is by means of a hand-held hose equipped with a functioning positive shut-off device, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irrigation system.

  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s). Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand­held hose equipped with a functioning positive shut-off device. 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 granted a variance from this restriction in accordance with Section XI of this Plan if the health, safety, or welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.
  • Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any Aesthetic Water Use is prohibited except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s).
  • 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 recirculation system.
  • 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.
  • Use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways is prohibited except between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on the designated watering day(s) and 2:00 a.m. on the following day(s). However, if the golf course utilizes a water source for irrigation other than that provided by the District’s potable water supply system, the golf course shall not be subject to this restriction.
  • All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to their patrons except when requested.
  • All other Non-essential Water Uses are prohibited.

Overcoming Drought Together: 10 Essential Water Conservation Tips Amidst Evangeline Aquifer’s Decline

The District remains in Drought Stage 2 conditions.

Between May 2023 and August 2023, the static water level in the Evangeline Aquifer dropped on average 16.5% between the District’s two Evangaline water wells. Since August 2023, the aquifer’s static water levels have rebounded about 4.75% on average, but are still down 11.75% from the May 2023 levels.

Please continue to conserve water. 10 Tips to conserve water are as follows:

Water Wells and Conservation Efforts: Ensuring Quality Water Supply for Our Community

The District currently operates three water wells at our two Water Plants to provide water to all its customers. These Water Plants are shared in ownership with Montgomery County MUD No. 88 and Spring Creek UD. The District has two water wells which pump from the Evangeline Aquifer and one from the Jasper Aquifer. Historically in the District, the water produced from the two Evangline water wells has produced superior water quality compared to the water produced from the Jasper water well.

Due to the drought and increased water usage, our well production continues to increase year over year. Over the years, we have seen continued decline of the Evangline Aquifer water levels and thus have recently been forced to lower the pumping equipment for one of our water wells approximately 100-feet.

In order to try and conserve our Evangeline water wells, the District will begin increasing the production of the Jasper water well, which has a different water quality than the Evangeline wells. If you have any questions or concerns about the water quality, please contact the District’s Operator, Municipal Operations & Consulting, at (281) 367-5511.

Drought Water Rate FAQ

Pursuant to Section IX of the District’s Drought Contingency Plan, additional surcharges for water usage of 7,000 gallons and above may be applied to any user of the District’s system should the District enact Stage 2, 3, or 4 of its Drought Contingency Plan. The Water and Sewer Rates are included below.

Stage 2 Drought Conditions Persist

The District remains in stage 2 drought conditions, due to the low water level in the aquifer. During the month of August 2023 the District pumped 61,154,000 gallons of water.

Please continue to conserve water.