Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – April 30, 2024

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Country Club at 3:30 p.m. on April 30, 2024. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 3:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office
Monthly Contract Report for April 2024

PGVFD Report – April 2024

Country Club

A special meeting was held at the country club on April 17, 2024, to listen to residents’ thoughts on the proposed acquisition. A letter of intent was authorized and sent to the owners with earnest money. We have learned that the letter was accepted by the owners. There will be another special meeting on June 5, 2024, at the Country Club at 6:00 p.m. to communicate progress and allow residents to ask questions.

Parks Report

The Pecan Grove Property Owners Association (POA) has asked to plant a tree in Memorial Park in memory of Jim Ashmore, who was the long term president of the POA. The tree planting will occur probably late next fall when tree survival is better.

The POA held their annual Easter Egg hunt on March 30, 2024, at Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road.  This event has some problems due to overcrowding, parking violations and the presence of food vendors at the park. These concerns will need to be addressed before next year’s event.

One of the fountains at Pecan Grove Park has been repaired and the second fountain is waiting on delivery of parts to get it back in service.

The pavilion in the park was reserved 7 times in April and the reservations for May have been busy as well.

Operator’s Report – Si Environmental, LLC

March 2024 testing showed that the drinking water system met the state and federal compliance standard for disinfection and there were no permit excursions for the month.

At the SWTP the ClO2 batch tank B replacement has been completed. The replacement of the gate at the SWTP is in process and will be reimbursed by Fort Bend County. Replacement of the thickner torque monitor is in process as well as the shelter boxes.

The replacement of the booster check valve at Water Plant #3 is complete as is CL2 regulator at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The incoming potable water backflow device is in process.

The district valve and manhole survey is complete.

In new actions needed, the coffing hoist at the WWTP was deemed unsafe and will be replaced; the hand wheel operator at the North storm water pump station will be replaced.

At the SWTP, the high service pump #1 piping will be repaired; the belt press poly feed system is going to be replaced; a bottom belt for inventory will be bought.

At Water Plant #1 booster pump check valves #1 and #2 will be replaced.

The inspection for district lines containing lead and or copper (pre-1989) mandated by the EPA has begun and must be completed by October 16, 2024. Of the 2,580 locations identified, the inspections have been completed on 315.

Reprogramming of district owned radios will be completed and returned by May 13, 2024.

The program to replace high usage residence meters in the district has replaced 1,613 meters since January 2023 with 16 this month.

On April 20,2024, the district started to receive calls about odor in the water.  Extra testing was performed and even though a few of the samples did have odor the testing showed the water was safe to drink and passed all required tests.

Please remember to call Si Enviro first, if you have an outside water leak.

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Brazos River at Richmond Forecasted to Crest at 45.2′ on Saturday, May 11th: Pecan Grove MUD Monitoring Conditions Closely

The current flood gauge depth for the Brazos River at Richmond (at US 90 bridge) is 43.9’, as of Thursday May 9, 2024. The National Weather Service’s current forecast is for the Brazos River to crest at 45.2’ (gauge depth) on Saturday May 11th. For reference, the record crest at Richmond is 55.2’ during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

The forecasted crest gauge depth translates to a crest elevation of approximately 75’ (above mean sea level) at Pecan Grove MUD’s main outfall channel at FM 359. This elevation is approximately 10’ below the banks of the outfall channel, and approximately 15’ below the top of the Pecan Grove Levee (see below). There is currently no concern that the Brazos River will impact homes inside the Pecan Grove levee.

There is a forecast for approximately 2” of rain on Sunday, but the PGMUD internal drainage system has adequate capacity to handle this rainfall without concern.

PGMUD is actively monitoring conditions of the Brazos River. Currently, our Operator and Engineer are performing daily inspections of our facilities. We will keep our residents informed with any new updates.

 

 

UPDATE: Addressing Taste and Odor Concerns

Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District “PGMUD” has received the preliminary sample report from the 3rd party lab, Water Utility Services, Inc.  All samples were within permit, but 3 of the 27 samples did have a slight odor.  To view the report, click here.

This afternoon the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality “TCEQ” visited PGMUD to complete a site inspection of the water plants and pull their own samples throughout the distribution system.  They spent 3-4 hours in the district and found no abnormalities.  A few samples were taken back to their lab for further testing.  A formal report will be issued.

PMGUD general permit requires residuals to be no lower than 0.5 and no higher than 4.0 total chloramine.  Based on the Water Utility Services report, samples fall within permit range.

To move water through the system, Si Enviro heavily flushed water mains Sunday through Wednesday. The number of calls we have received today has decreased considerably, but if you are still experiencing odor in your water, please contact customer service at 281-238-5000 or 832-490-1601.

PGMUD wants to reiterate that your drinking water continues to meet or exceed all federal and state regulations and is safe to drink.

Addressing Taste and Odor Concerns: Pecan Grove MUD’s Commitment to Water Quality and Safety

Water Quality Concerns:

Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District “PGMUD” is aware of the current concerns related to taste and odor in our water system.

All required state drinking water samples taken to date meet or exceed both the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality “TCEQ” and EPA drinking water standards. In an effort to look into the concerns, PGMUD is currently collecting additional drinking water samples for analysis by a third party lab.

PGMUD wants to reiterate that your drinking water continues to meet or exceed all federal and state regulations and is safe to drink.

Meeting of April 17, 2024

Over 100 residents attended the special Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District meeting on April 17,2024 at the PGMUD Administration/Community building.  After opening the meeting board president, Ryan Yokubaitis, opened the floor to public comments.  Approximately 15 resident expressed their support for PGMUD to purchase the land owned by the current Pecan Grove Country Club along with the club building (plus the pool, tennis courts and workout building).  As communicated previously, the current plan is for the club building and the golf course would then be leased by the group known as “The Club at Pecan Grove” (TCPG).  TCPG would operate the club and golf course as a separate entity.  Because of the PGMUD ownership, the Pecan Grove resident would be offered preferential memberships and rates at all facilities.

The PGMUD board then went into executive session and upon coming out of executive session voted to submit a Letter of Intent to Purchase (including an earnest money contract) to the current owners of Pecan Grove Country Club.

The Club at Pecan Grove and Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District

Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District (PGMUD) has become involved in the possible acquisition of Pecan Grove Country Club (PGCC).  The current owners of (PGCC) are in negotiations to sell the assets of the club to new owners.  A group of current members, The Club at Pecan Grove (TCPG), was looking to buy the assets if they could raise the capital to complete a deal.  The sale was not a certainty and the continued viability of PGCC or its successor is of major importance for our neighborhood.  If the current owners are unable to sell it, there is concern that it might be abandoned.  This would have very negative effect on property values in Pecan Grove subdivision.  The value of homes and property could decline by 10% to 20%, according to the Matheson and Associates, the financial advisor to PGMUD.

Something similar happened to the Quail Valley Country Club course several years ago and the impact on values was so substantial that Missouri City stepped in, bought the course and renovated it and the increase in property values has more than made up for the previous impact.

PGMUD is proposing to buy just the physical assets of PGCC and make arrangements for TCPG to manage those assets along with the membership.  Currently this acquisition is on going and will take several months to come to realization.  PGMUD will provide updates periodically in this website.

Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – March 26, 2024

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Community/Administration building at 12:30 p.m. on March 26, 2024. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 3:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office
Monthly Contract Report for March 2024

PGVFD Report – March 2024

Parks Report

A dedication service for the bench commemorating Joe Woolley’s service to Pecan Grove was held on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Chief Woolley served Pecan Grove as Fire Chief for many years and was highly instrumental in making Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department a highly professional organization and in protecting our subdivision and our residents from danger. The bench is located between the fire station and the PGMUD administration building.

The first stationary workout fixtures for the West end of the Park are on order.

Some additional trees for Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road were planted the last week of March to shade the new walking trail.

A new remote operated gate for Pecan Grove Park is on order.

Operator’s Report – Si Environmental, LLC

February 2024 testing showed that the drinking water system met the state and federal compliance standard for disinfection and there were no permit excursions for the month.
At the SWTP the ClO2 batch tank B replacement is in process. On Filter Skid C a total of 4 membranes have been delivered; the annual GAC exchange was completed on February 5.

The sanitary sewer manhole survey is in process.

The following repairs or replacements are in process or completed: a portable generator for the lift stations is on order with delivery in 6-7 months; replacement of the guide rail system at the WWTP is complete; at the WWTP the incoming potable water backflow replacement as well as the chlorine regulator are in process.

The inspection for district lines containing lead and or copper (pre-1989) mandated by the EPA has begun and must be completed by October 16, 2024. We can anticipate that the lead and copper lines will have to replaced, but we don’t know the extent of the problem, nor has the EPA provided a time line for addressing replacement.

New actions needed include: replacement of the thickner torque monitor at the SWTP as well as replacing 3 weatherization boxes and replacing check valves on the booster pumps at Water Plant #3.

The program to replace high usage residence meters in the district has replaced 1,597 meters since January 2023 with 66 this month.

Please remember to call Si Enviro first, if you have an outside water leak.

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INTERNAL TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY

As part of the District’s continuing efforts to provide the most comprehensive flood protection for Pecan Grove residents, the District has authorized KM Surveying to obtain actual elevations of the foundations for each residential property located within the boundaries of the levee.  Over the next several weeks, the surveyors will be in the District to obtain this topographic information.  They will be obtaining elevations at front doors and will not need access to any structures or backyards.

This information will be used by the District as part of a comprehensive drainage model to investigate ways that drainage inside the levee can be improved.

Should you have any questions regarding the surveyors or how the information will be used, please contact the District at (281) 238-5000 or send an email to customerservice@pecangrovemud.com.