PGMUD October 29th Board Meeting Highlights and Construction Update

Dear PGMUD Resident:

Below please find a summary of the many activities underway within the District. Please feel free to call the District’s office at (281) 238-5000 for answers to any questions you may have.

Recently the District engaged the services of a e-commerce company to send to some 7000 Realtors in Fort Bend County a copy of the EVO Report. This report compares Pecan Grove MUD’s water and tax rates to comparable MUD districts in our area. Realtors were invited to bring their clients to our very favorable cost environment. The EVO report can be viewed on the District’s web site.

Deputy Watkins with the Fort Bend County Sherriff’s Department advised the Board that data collected from several speed monitoring devices deployed within Pecan Grove indicates that Mayweather is the only street where significant speeding (over 35 mph) is occurring. He promised extra vigilance by Sheriff’s deputies assigned to Pecan Grove.

Fire Chief Woolley of the Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department (“PGVFD”) reported average call volumes during the month of October, 2019. He said that Santa Claus will ride with PGVFD and visit all Pecan Grove neighborhoods, Waterside Estates and Harvest Green on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Park Manager Marcus Campbell proposed two projects for improvement of Pecan Grove Park: (1) a structure to provide shade for the swing sets; and (2) enhancements for the restrooms. The Board asked him to bring pricing information to the Board meeting next month. Mr. Campbell also reported that new soccer nets have been installed and irrigation for the butterfly garden has been completed in Memorial Park.

Jonah Haven has drafted detailed instructions needed to navigate the ORIENTEERING COURSE he installed at Pecan Grove Park. These instructions will be available on the District’s web site on or before November 8, 2019. Go to www.pecangrovemud.com and select “Parks”.

The Board is continuing to work towards potential transfer of WINDMILL PARK to PGMUD. At the last meeting, the District’s attorney reviewed a proposed Special Warranty Deed which, following the Board’s review, will be delivered to the parties whose agreement is necessary to transfer the park to PGMUD.

Excerpts from the EDP Operator’s Report

Sidewalk Improvements from Previous Month
  • 10/07/19 – 2431 Broken Elm Driveway Panel Around Manhole
  • 10/07/19 – 2511 Colonel Court Dr. Sidewalk Around Manhole
  • 10/07/19 – 2411 Woodwind Sidewalk Around Manhole
  • 10/07/19 – 2122 Thompson Crossing Sidewalk Around Manhole

Please keep in mind the District does not own nor maintain sidewalks, driveways and curbs and is unable to spend tax payer dollars to fix private issues. However, the District can make repairs to a sidewalk in the event there is a failed district utility in the area of the sidewalk and the deformation is substantial. Please call the customer service office to have your sidewalk inspected.

Meter Replacements

We continue to replace meters as they approach the 1.5 million gallon mark, as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,840 meters replaced to date, with 17 meter(s) replaced this month.

Water Distribution Lines

Water distribution lines within the District are in relatively good condition. There has been no concentration of repair on any of the lines. Repeated repairs of leaks in a section of a distribution line would tend to indicate a deterioration of that line’s condition. The district will continue to closely monitor the status of our distribution lines to keep them in reliable operating condition.

Harvest Green Water Treatment Facility

Harvest Green advised the District that as of October 24 their water treatment facility was fully operational and that effective immediately they would no longer purchase water from Pecan Grove MUD. The board asked the Operator to be sure to place a lock on the interconnect valve.

Odyssey Engineering Report

Projects Under Construction

Main Channel Rehabilitation

The District is rehabilitating the south bank of Main Channel at its confluence with Jones Creek. During Harvey, a portion of this bank eroded causing cavities behind some of the existing slope paving. Repairs will include rebuilding the slope, installation of an erosion control mat, and grout filing behind the void under the existing slope paving. The District has obtained approval from FEMA for this project.

Bids for construction were opened and the contract was awarded to Aranda Industries, LLC. Construction by mid-November, 2019.

Jones Creek Slope Rehabilitation

Construction has commenced on the Jones Creek Slope Rehabilitation project, which consists of installation of gabion basket erosion protection system along the west side of Pecan Lakes, adjacent to Jones Creek. Project is expected be under construction through 2020.

Drainage Improvements to Serve Victoria Garden Drive

The District is replacing the existing storm sewer from the intersection of Victoria Garden Drive and Old South Drive to the outfall into Bullhead Slough with a larger storm sewer to improve drainage in the area. In order to facilitate construction, there will be periodic road closures throughout November, starting November 6, 2019. Traffic lanes will be open at the end of the work day. Construction is expected to be completed in early December 2019.

Culvert Rehabilitation at Mayweather

Construction has commenced on the rehabilitation of existing culverts on the west side of Mayweather, where they discharge into Main Channel, in addition to minor slope paving repairs. The Project is expected to last through the end of 2019.

Levee Drainage Improvements Adjacent to Harvest Green

Construction has commenced on improvements to the drainage of the outside toe of the levee adjacent to the Harvest Green development. This project will clear out the trees and vegetation that prevents adequate drainage on the toe of the levee. Construction is expected to last through 2019.

Improvements to Raw Water Tanks at Surface Water Treatment Plant

The District will install a floating mixer in each of the raw water storage tanks at the Surface Water Treatment Plant located off Skinner Road. The mixers will create constant movement in the raw water to limit sediment from settling to the bottom of the tank. In addition, stairs and walkways will be installed as part of this project to improve operator access to the tanks. Notice to proceed has been issued and materials have been ordered by Contractor. Construction at the Surface Water Treatment Plant is expected to commence in January 2020.

Projects Under Design

Mason Road Levee Improvements

The District is working on raising the levee along Mason Road from the intersection of FM 359, north along Mason Road, then east along Oyster Creek to Farmers Road. Plans include adding up to an additional one (1) foot of height to the levee between Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club and Farmer Road where it crosses Oyster Creek. The Project will include adjustments to the existing parking lot at Belin Park which will include new paving in portions of the parking lot. The current schedule is for construction to commence in early 2020.

North Pump Station Improvements

The District is improving the access to the north pump station by adjusting the headwall, grading and relocation of existing powerlines. The Project also includes automation of the pumps based on level of water in Bullhead Slough. The Project is currently under design and construction is currently planned for mid-2020.

South Pump Station Automation

The District is updating the electrical system to allow for the pumps at the south pump station to automatically turn on or off based on the water level in the main channel. Design is being completed and project is advertising to receive construction bids.

Electrical Improvements and Generator at Water Plant No. 2

The District is updating the electrical system including installation of a new generator at water plant no. 2 (located near the elevated storage tank). Design is underway and expected to be completed by the end 2019 with construction anticipated in early 2020.

Improvements at Water Plant No. 3

The District is modifying the pumps and piping system at water plant no. 3 (located at the end of Willow Bend Dr.). Design is underway and expected to be completed in 4th Quarter 2019 with construction anticipated in early 2020.

South Pump Station Access Road Improvements

The District is improving the access road to the south pump station to install a concrete driveway. Design is underway and expected to be completed in 4th Quarter 2019 with construction anticipated in early 2020.

Rehabilitation of Lift Station 7

The District is rehabilitating and updating the electrical controls at Lift Station No. 7. The pumps, concrete wet well, valves, electrical components and other appurtenances have reached the design life. The Project is currently advertising, and construction is expected to commence in early 2020.

Jones Creek Rehabilitation Construction Notification

As you have seen, the Contractor for the construction project, Jones Creek Rehabilitation, has started with preliminary measures to assist construction access to the project. This work includes construction of access roads, temporary irrigation and the construction of the material staging area located north of the Pecan Lakes subdivision.

On Monday, October 14 the Contractor will begin the demolition of the existing structures. This activity will be loud at times and we appreciate the patience and understanding the residents that are directly affected by this construction activity.

The Contractor is allowed to work from 7 a.m. until sunset for seven days a week and, at this time, the Contractor does expect to work seven days a week in order to achieve the project delivery schedule.

During this time, please remember this is a construction site and stay safe! Please keep out of the construction area and instruct children not to play in or around the construction site.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the District office at 281-238-5000.

PGMUD September 24th Board Meeting Highlights and Construction Update

Dear PGMUD Resident:

Below please find a summary of the many activities underway within the District.  Please feel free to call the District’s office, (281) 238-5000 for answers to any questions you may have.

Odyssey Engineering informed the board that construction is scheduled to begin in early October to remedy slope failure on Jones Creek. This is a major project and is necessary to insure the long-term integrity of the levee wall protecting Pecan Lakes.  Details about this project can be found at www.pecangrovemud.com.

The District sold on September 24 series 2019A bonds (A1 rated) totaling $8,385,000.  The effective interest rate the District will pay is 2.68 percent – a record low interest rate.

The Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to 81 calls during the most recent 30 days of which 58 were in Pecan Grove (Waterside Estates and Harvest Green are also served by PGVFD).

An Orienteering Course in Pecan Grove Park was dedicated on September 13.  This course was built by Eagle Scout candidate Jonah Haven whose home is in Plantation Meadows.  It consists of some 22 hidden brass markers that persons navigating the course using either a compass or GPS must find.  Successful navigation of an Orienteering Course is required for Scouts and ROTC, but can be enjoyed by anyone.  The documentation needed to navigate the course will be posted soon at www.pecangrovemud.com under menu item “Parks”.

The Butterfly Garden in Memorial Park is largely complete.  Soon to be installed is a bench donated by a PG resident in honor of a deceased relative.  The girl scouts who built the garden intend to build a decorative fence around it as soon as funds are available.

The board approved repair of aerator 7 on Bullhead Slough.  At future meetings a proposal to improve the reliability of the aerator system will be considered.  This would involve changing the type of aerators and anchoring them to the bottom of the channel.  BTW there are fish in Bullhead and fishing (with a Texas license) is allowed.

Windmill Park Potential Transfer:  The board was advised by its attorney that negotiations are ongoing  but that there are substantial difficulties dealing with provisions in the land title that must be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties before a transfer requested by the POA to PGMUD can be completed.

Sidewalks Most Recently Improved:

  • Tilman at Southern Place
  • 2439 Standing Oaks
  • 2422 Standing Oaks
  • 1814 Foster Leaf
  • 1935 Foster Leaf
  • 2539 Silent Shore
  • 2547 Silent Shore

Please keep in mind the district does not own nor maintain sidewalks, driveways and curbs and is unable to spend tax payer dollars to fix private issues. However, the district can make repairs to a sidewalk in the event there is a failed district utility in the area of the sidewalk and the deformation is substantial. Please call the customer service office to have your sidewalk investigated.

Water Meter Replacement:  EDP continues to replace meters as they approach the 1.5 million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,828 meters replaced to date, with 23 meter(s) replaced this month.

Water Accountability

  • Percent Accountability 95.2 %
  • PGMUD Total Metered Water 96,511,000
  • Amount Produced 101,420,000
  • Amount Unaccounted for 4,909,000
  • Amount Used for Maintenance, Est. 50,000
  • Amount Lost Due to Known Leaks, Est. 150,000
  • Adjusted Accountability 96.3%

E-mail Alert Subscribers now total 3,227.

 

PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • Improvements to Raw Water Tanks at Surface Water Treatment Plant
  • Lift Station No. 4 Rehabilitation Is Complete
  • Main Channel Rehabilitation Contract Awarded
  • Jones Creek Slope Rehabilitation Begins In October
  • Culvert Rehabilitation at Mayweather Begins In October
  • Drainage Improvements to serve Victoria Garden Drive
  • Levee Drainage Improvements adjacent to Harvest Green
PROJECTS UNDER DESIGN
  • Mason Road Levee Improvements
  • North Pump Station Improvements
  • South Pump Station Automation
  • Electrical Improvements and Generator at Water Plant No. 2
  • Improvements at Water Plant No. 3
  • South Pump Station Access Road Improvement
  • Rehabilitation of Lift Station 7

 

Additional Information

For a description of all of the projects listed above, please visit the Construction Projects page of the website.

Construction Notification

Dear Pecan Grove Resident,

As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain the levee facilities in the community, Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District has awarded the contract for the Jones Creek Rehabilitation project to Texas Wall & Landscape (TWL). This project will repair the slope failures along Jones Creek behind the Pecan Lakes subdivision that were caused by Hurricane Harvey. The construction project involves removing the existing sheet piling and constructing a soldier pile wall with gabion basket slope protection. The gabion basket system is the preferred system for slope stabilization by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to their flexibility during the life of the project as well as their ability to allow saturated soils to more freely drain without impacting the structural stability of the overall system. The gabion system has successfully been used in similar areas along the Brazos River and Jones Creek. Please visit the Districts’ website for more information.

TWL will begin construction as early as the first week of October 2019. The construction project is expected to take 220 days, depending on weather and the conditions of the Brazos River. Due to the expedited construction schedule, TWL will be working seven (7) days a week from 7 a.m. until sunset. We are receiving federal funding for a significant portion of the design and construction and expedited construction is necessary to meet the federal funding requirements. We apologize in advance for the fact that the construction will be loud at times.

TWL will access the site from the north via F.M. 359 and from the east via a haul road from FM359, just north of the Pecan Grove Baptist Church. Please be mindful of the construction traffic in these areas.

During this time please remember this is a construction site and stay safe! Please keep out of the construction area and instruct children not to play in or around the construction site.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the District office at 281-238-5000.

Brazos River Forecast

Good morning, Pecan Grove. We have received 4.5” of rain on September 19th. The system is fully operational and working as designed to drain the channels and basins. The current weather forecast indicates that the region is expected to receive rain later this afternoon (September 20th) and we are prepared accordingly.

The included pictures show Bullhead Slough at the North Pump Station and Main Channel at the South Pump Station.

PGMUD August 27th Board Meeting Highlights

Highlights of PGMUD Board Meeting, August 27, 2019

1. The average appraised value of all the residential properties in PGMUD has stayed almost the same. The average fell from about $244,000 last year to $243,000 this year.

2. The PGMUD tax rate will be increased from $0.61½ to $0.63½ per hundred dollars of appraised value. This is a 3.25% increase. The biggest reason for the increased taxes is the impending loss of revenue from selling water to Harvest Green, which amounted to about $1 million in fiscal 2019. Harvest Green is completing their own wells and will not be buying water from Pecan Grove in the near future. The new tax rate will also provide funds needed to cover principal and interest for $8,385,000 in new bonds to be sold September 24, 2019. The new bonds are for the first set of projects identified in the recent bond election. The expected interest rate is 2.5% or less – a very good rate for PGMUD. The expected rating by Moody’s is A1.

3. The sheriff’s deputy contracted to Pecan Grove reported there were a few cars burglarized in August. The only cars broken into were those unlocked and one even had keys left inside it.

4. The possible Windmill Park transfer from the POA to PGMUD is waiting on legal issues related to paperwork that is missing.

5. The board voted to: increase the deposit fee to $125 with an additional $100 deposit charged per disconnection up to a maximum of $600; increase the reconnection fee to $75; and add charges of $10 each for delinquent letters and termination tags delivered to the customer. Click here to see the entire rate order.

6. Fire Chief Wooley informed the board that the Smith Estate bordering Harlem Road, where the brush has been cleared and a fence installed is going to be used as ranch land. It was also noted that the County’s Harlem Road park is planned as a baseball park.

7. Two sidewalks were repaired or raised in August: 1411 Roundstone Dr. and
2814 Greens Ferry Ct. Remember that PGMUD only addresses those sidewalks where district property (like manholes or water line leaks) have caused or contributed to the sidewalk moving substantially. Anyone with a sidewalk issue should contact the MUD office, 281-238-5000.

8. Water connections in PGMUD remained steady at 4484 (South Grand Apartments counts as one connection).

Please find below a partial list of projects in various stages of completion now underway in Pecan Grove MUD. This information is being provided so that you can stay up to date on these projects which are discussed at every meeting of the board of directors. If you have a question or comment about any topic, please call EDP, the district’s operator, at (281) 238-5000. And as always, if you would like to address the district’s engineer or the board, please join us at the next regular meeting September 24th at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church starting at 5:30 p.m.

Projects Under Construction

  • Bent Creek Court Drainage Improvements
  • Improvements to Raw Water Tanks at Surface Water Treatment Plant
  • Lift Station No. 4 Rehabilitation
  • Main Channel Rehabilitation
  • Jones Creek Slope Rehabilitation
  • Culvert Rehabilitation at Mayweather
  • Drainage Improvements to Serve Victoria Garden Drive
  • Levee Drainage Improvements adjacent to Harvest Green

Projects Under Design

  • Mason Road Levee Improvements
  • North Pump Station Improvements
  • South Pump Station Automation
  • Electrical Improvements and Generator at Water Plant No. 2
  • Improvements at Water Plant No. 3
  • South Pump Station Access Road Improvements
  • Rehabilitation of Lift Station 7

Additional Information

For a complete description of all of the current projects taking place in Pecan Grove MUD, visit the Construction Projects page of the website.

Labor Day Trash Collection

In observance of Labor Day, there will be no trash collection Monday, September 2nd. Trash collection will resume on the next scheduled service day.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2019 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. CDST at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church, 1727 FM 359, Richmond, TX. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the
tax rate that is adopted.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)

PGMUD July 2019 Project Highlights

Please find below a partial list of projects in various stages of completion now underway in Pecan Grove MUD. This information is being provided so that you can stay up to date on these projects which are discussed at every meeting of the board of directors. To view the status of a particular project, please visit the construction projects page. If you have a question or comment about any topic, please call EDP, the district’s operator, at (281) 238-5000. And as always, if you would like to address the district’s engineer or the board, please join us at the next regular meeting August 27 at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church starting at 5:30 p.m.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Motor Control Center (MCC) Update for Water Plant No. 2
  • Bent Creek Court Drainage Improvements
  • Improvements to Raw Water Tanks at Surface Water Treatment Plant
  • Lift Station No. 4 Rehabilitation
  • Levee Drainage Improvements Adjacent to Harvest Green
  • Mason Road Levee Improvements
  • Main Channel Rehabilitation
  • Jones Creek Slope Rehabilitation
  • Culvert Rehabilitation at Mayweather
  • Drainage Improvements to Serve Victoria Garden Drive

Independence Day Trash Collection

In observance of Independence Day, there will be no trash collection Thursday, July 4th. Trash collection will resume on the next scheduled service day.

PGMUD June 2019 Project Highlights

Please find below a partial list of projects in various stages of completion now underway in Pecan Grove MUD. This information is being provided so that you can stay up to date on these projects which are discussed at every meeting of the board of directors. To view the status of a particular project, please visit the construction projects page. If you have a question or comment about any topic, please call EDP, the district’s operator, at (281) 238-5000. And as always, if you would like to address the district’s engineer or the board, please join us at the next regular meeting July 30 at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church starting at 5:30 p.m.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Motor Control Center (MCC) Update for Water Plant No. 2
  • Bent Creek Court Drainage Improvements
  • Improvements to Raw Water Tanks at Surface Water Treatment Plant
  • Lift Station No. 4 Rehabilitation
  • Levee Drainage Improvements Adjacent to Harvest Green
  • Mason Road Levee Improvements
  • Main Channel Rehabilitation
  • Jones Creek Slope Rehabilitation
  • Culvert Rehabilitation at Mayweather
  • Drainage Improvements to Serve Victoria Garden Drive

June 4, 2019 Severe Weather Update

Why is there a Flash Flood Watch tonight through Thursday morning? The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas issued the watch due to potential high rainfall RATES over the next couple days. We’re not expecting a high TOTAL amount of rainfall, but it’s hard to predict right now what areas will see rates as high as 2-3 inches per hour.

What does this mean for you? It sounds basic, but if it seems like it’s raining hard, it probably is. If you’re driving and get caught in the heavy rainfall, exercise extreme caution. If you’re driving when the rain moves in, get off the road and to a safe, high, place since flash flooding can occur on streets and low areas.

How can you prepare?

  • First: Today and tonight before it gets dark you can clear drains, ditches, gutters, and curbs of debris that can wash into drains and cause street flooding. Stay hydrated and be mosquito smart! If you have a yard crew coming today, tell them not to blow your yard waste into the road.
  • Second: Secure anything in your yard that could wash away if it rains hard on your property.
  • Third: Check the weather before you go, since the rain is hard to predict and can quickly overwhelm drainage systems. Plan around the storms if you can since flooded roads can stall your car leading to permanent or expensive damage to your vehicle.

Drainage and Rivers

Right now our rivers are high but well within their banks. Unless the situation changes dramatically, we are not expecting any river impacts at this time. If rain falls at 3 inches per hour, isolated areas may see drainage systems overwhelmed and see some flash flooding.

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Board Meeting – May 28 Highlights

  • A Girl Scout troop came before the board and asked for permission to build a butterfly garden in Memorial Park. Each of the 12 scouts shared telling the board about the project and permission was enthusiastically granted.
  • Greg Lentz of Masterson Advisors informed the board that certain outstanding portions of the District’s Series 2010 Bonds have been successfully refinanced about one week ago. This refinancing will save the residents of PGMUD $3,920,743 in interest without extending the length of payback.
  • Justin Ring of Odyssey Engineering Group updated the board on many projects in various stages of completion:
    • Work to start in June to install a flap gate that will protect homes on Bent Creek Ct. from water backing up when water level in main Channel rises.
  • Storm Water Solutions’ Karen Sears reported that as of mid-May they had they had re-anchored and cleaned the 8 aerators serving Bullhead Slough.  One aerator is temporarily out of service waiting for a damaged power cord to be replaced.

Memorial Day Trash Collection

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no trash collection Monday, May 27th. Trash collection will resume on the next scheduled service day.

Thursday Morning Update

Good morning, Pecan Grove.  We are continuing to pump the water out of our system from the rains two days ago.  The system is fully operational and working as designed to drain the channels and basins.  The current weather forecast indicates that the region is expected to receive significant rain over the next three days.  While we do not know where the heaviest rainfall will occur, we are preparing the District accordingly.

Once the trash service has come to your house, please remove your trash cans from the curb.  In the event of heavy rains and street ponding, this will prevent the trash cans from blocking street inlets and keep the water from entering the storm sewer system.

Please continue to monitor information coming from Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and www.pecangrovemud.com.

Weather Update

Good morning, Pecan Grove. Overnight the rains started to let up and stop so the inlets and storm sewers were able to catch up with any water ponding on the streets and drain them into the channels and basins. Right now those systems are holding the water and we continue to pump the water out of the system. All water is contained within the channels and basins and we do not have any reports of remaining flooding.

The system is fully operational and working as designed to drain the channels and basins. The longer the rain can stay away, the better it will be for the drainage system.

The rest of the week still has potential for more rain and perhaps heavy storms. Please continue to monitor information coming from Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and www.pecangrovemud.com.

Brazos River Update

Due to the Brazos River level, as of this morning, our operator, EDP, has closed the sluice gate at the South Storm Water Pump Station and confirmed operations of the pumps. EDP is also running the lead pump at the Pecan Lakes Pump Station. The current forecast keeps us at these operational levels, but EDP is monitoring conditions as we expect local rain fall throughout the next few days. We will do another update tomorrow morning.

The graph below shows the river is expected to crest well below our levee height.

Brazos River Update

Forecast

The Brazos River at the Richmond Gauge is currently at a depth (or stage) of 39.9 ft. After this past weekend’s rain, the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service forecasts the Brazos River rising to a depth of 47.4 ft at Richmond by Friday May 10, 2019. In addition, the National Weather Service forecasts a 40%-60% chance of rain every day next week, with a “slight” chance of severe thunderstorms predicted by the NWS Storm Prediction Center.

Predicted Impacts

Based on the forecast flood stage of 47.4 ft, the following impacts are anticipated:
29.8’ – Water is over bottom of South Pump Station flap gates.38.6’ – Water is over bottom of Pecan Lakes flap gates. 40.0’ – EDP close South Pump Station Sluice Gates43.6’ – Pecan Lakes Pump Station – Lead Pump On45.6’ – Pecan Lakes Pump Station – All Pumps On

Actions

Based on the approved PGMUD EAP, the following actions are warranted at this time:
With predicted flood stage over 40.0 ft, we are in Readiness Level 4 (“Routine Operations”). The Operator should perform the following:Check gates for debris and seepageCheck channel slope conditionsCheck interior lakes for elevation changesCheck fuel level in Generator Once actual flood stage exceeds 40.0 ft, PGMUD will enter Readiness Level 3 (“Precautionary Operations”). Per the EAP this Readiness Level will add the following tasks to the Level 4 list: Set up Staffing Plan for OperationsCheck Emergency CommunicationsNotify Board daily of current & forecast conditionsNotify Board daily of equipment/supplies available and equipment/supplies needed

We will continue to monitor the situation and should the conditions change we will update you accordingly.

Unofficial Results of Election

Thank you to our voters who came out to Saturday’s bond and maintenance tax authorization election. We appreciate those of you who took the time to educate yourselves on the issues and vote.

Fort Bend County has reported the results to us, but they are unofficial until the Board canvassing the returns May 10. However, we have received word from the County, that even if the outstanding mail in ballots are returned before today’s 5 pm deadline, the results will not change.

Our proposition to vote bonds to improve our water sanitary sewer, drainage and levee facilities passed by a 64% margin – 246 for and 137 against.

Our proposition to be authorized to increase the maintenance tax to 75 cents passed by a slim margin – 196 yes to 190 no votes. There are 4 mail in ballots that still could arrive before the deadline, but even if those ballots are returned to Fort Bend County before the deadline, the favorable outcome will not change.

(NOTE: THERE ARE NO PLANS BY THE BOARD TO INCREASE THE MAINTENANCE TAX FROM 25 CENTS TO THE VOTED MAX OF 75 CENTS… this is just a voter authorization for the future.)

The Board plans to proceed as soon as possible with a bond application to the TCEQ to construct additional drainage improvements. We hope to sell bonds before the year end. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing some of you at our monthly meeting.

May 4, 2019 Bond Election, Operation and Maintenance Tax Election/El 4 de mayo de 2019 Elección de Bonos, Elecciones de Impuestos de Operación y Mantenimiento

Notice of Bond Election, Operation and Maintenance Tax Election
Aviso de Elección de Bonos, Elecciones de Impuestos de Operación y Mantenimiento

Order Calling Bond Election, Operation and Maintenance Tax Election
Orden Para Convocar Elección de Bonos, Elecciones de Impuestos de Operación y Mantenimiento

Trash Collection Tips

  • Tree trimmings need to be cut into 4 foot lengths, tied and bundled not to exceed 50 pounds.
  • Recycle cans are available at no charge. Call the customer service office (281-238-5000) to arrange delivery.
  • The maximum size allowable container is 50 gallons unless you purchased a cart directly from WCA.
  • The maximum weight per container, bag or bundle is 50 pounds.
  • Containers larger than 50 gallons and or items exceeding 50 pounds will have a notice placed on them indicating the need to use a smaller
    container or to remove some of the content on overweight containers or items for collection the next scheduled day.
  • Dirt, rocks, brick and concrete are not part of normal trash collection.