Harvey Update

The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management has provided the following update regarding Tropical Depression Harvey.

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management (FBC OEM) is monitoring Tropical Depression Harvey in the Gulf.  FBC OEM is currently at Level III (Increased Readiness).

Below is a summary from the latest National Weather Service information:

  • The remnants of Harvey are now a tropical depression and will most likely soon become a tropical storm
  • Harvey is forecast to be a strong tropical storm or weak hurricane
  • A Tropical Storm Watch was issued at 10am for several counties, including Fort Bend County
  • Harvey is forecast to make landfall on the mid Texas coast on Friday
  • There is the potential for the system to slow down after landfall and then move slowly east or northeast – this will impact our area
  • The earliest tropical storm force winds will impact our area is Thursday night but it more likely that we will begin experiencing these winds Friday morning
    • It is likely that we will experience tropical storm force winds throughout the weekend and into Monday
  • It should be noted that tornadoes are possible in the spiral bands mainly on the right side of the track – this includes our area
  • With landfall and then a slow track east and/or northeast means we could experience periods of heavy rain Friday through Monday
  • NWS thinks that coastal counties will get about 10-15 inches of rain with up to 20 inches of rain possible
    • Counties well inland will experience less
  • We will most likely begin to see rain from this system Friday afternoon
  • Flash flood watches will be likely in our area as we get closer to the event
  • It should be noted that there is still uncertainty in the track of the system, which will affect rainfall totals in our area – we hope to have a more refined forecast later this evening on in the morning.

359 Road Work and Traffic Control Plan

PGMUD will be constructing flood improvement features along FM 359 over the next few months. This work includes construction in the road Right-of-Way which also includes areas adjacent to the pavement. To accommodate for the safety of the construction crew and road travelers, temporary traffic control features will be installed that will affect your commute during this construction period. Each of the three exhibits represent the traffic control plan for a separate construction activity which will occur at some point during the construction. The construction schedule may be modified depending on weather or unforeseen circumstances during construction. PGMUD appreciates your patience during this construction activity. Listed below are the details with the anticipated start time and duration of work.

Traffic Control Plan A: August 14 – September 5
Traffic Control Plan B: October 6 – October 23
Traffic Control Plan C: September 5 – October 4

A Message from the Board of Directors

The Fort Bend County Commissioners will conduct a workshop during the regular Commissioners’ Court Agenda on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at 401 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas to discuss the proposed Mobility Bond Election for Fort Bend County (Precinct 3 projects and Owens Road, Segments 1 and 2 are included) and then call a bond election for November, 2017. You can access the agenda at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=55 and view a proposed projects map and list at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=344. The meetings are open to the public.

Restrooms at the Pecan Grove Park

Due to a major leak inside the restrooms at the Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road, the restrooms will be closed until Sunday, July 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking Lot at Pecan Grove Park

The parking lot at the Pecan Grove park located on Pitts Road will be under construction for approximately three weeks. Please check back here for updates on when construction will be complete.

A message from Chad Howard, President of the Board of Directors

The Fort Bend County Commissioners are planning a workshop on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at 401 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas to receive public comments on the proposed Mobility Bond Election for Fort Bend County (Owens Road, Segments 1 and 2 is included). You can view proposed project maps and a list at this link http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=344. When the agenda for the special workshop meeting on July 25, 2017 is posted at the county, we will update the website to confirm the special workshop meeting of the Fort Bend County Commissioners and post the agenda link.

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court’s Meeting June 5th

Pecan Grove Residents

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

On June 5, 2017 the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting / workshop on the second floor of the Fort Bend County Courthouse located at 401 Jackson Street, Richmond, TX at 1:00 p.m. regarding Mobility Projects in Fort Bend County.

Let’s make a stand and be heard at this very important meeting.

Plantation 7 – Plantation Work

Construction activity related to the Plantation 7 Drainage Improvements Project on the property of the golf course has completed. All work activities on the golf course are now being conducted by the golf course ownership and not under the guidance of the MUD.

The MUD continues construction for the project along Plantation Drive. The work consists of installing the underground storm pipe along the south side of Plantation Drive towards Quarterpath Drive. It is estimated the work will continue through the middle of June, and is dependent on weather conditions. There will be lane closures along in the work area as the contractor progresses. Traffic control plans have been approved by Fort Bend County and will be implemented for the safety of the contractor and residents of the District. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the drainage infrastructure in Pecan Grove MUD.

A message from Chad Howard, President of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District Board of Directors regarding Owens Road Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Patterson on May 22, 2017

Thank you to Commissioner Patterson, a representative from Commissioner Meyers’ Office and everyone else who came out last night to discuss Fort Bend County’s proposed realignment of Owens Road as it impacts the community and traffic on Plantation Drive.

Several of you asked how to best stay informed regarding this project and other Fort Bend County projects that impact the community. The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court generally meets in Regular Session on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 401 Jackson Street in the City of Richmond, Texas at 1:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. You can view the Fort Bend County Commissioner Court schedule at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=56. Regular meeting agendas, as well as special sessions and workshop meetings scheduled for Fort Bend County Commissioners’ Court are generally posted the Friday before the scheduled meeting and can be viewed at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=55.

WCA is running behind today.

WCA is running behind on today’s trash and recycling pick-up. All trash and recycling throughout the district will be collected today, but not as early as usually expected.

Pecan Grove – Chromium Results

Chromium is a naturally occurring metallic element. It is found in the ground and in rocks and, when located in water bearing aquifers, it will dissolve into the water. In recent years much attention has been brought to Chromium-6 (hexavalent chromium), which is one type of chromium. Chromium-6 contamination can be naturally occurring or caused by manufacturing processes.

Drinking water quality standards are set by the federal and state regulatory agencies. In Texas these agencies are the EPA and the TCEQ. When a contaminant is shown to cause adverse health effects, these regulatory agencies will set an Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL). MCLs are set at levels that are intended to protect the public health and be technologically and financially achievable for water systems. Currently the EPA and TCEQ have set an MCL of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for Total Chromium. The laboratory method for testing Total Chromium for Drinking Water Standards is required to have a minimum detection limit of 10 ppb. The Total Chromium results for Pecan Grove MUD’s drinking water quality testing have all shown levels of Chromium that are below the minimum detection limit.

The amount of Chromium-6 in the water is included with other types of chromium in the test result for Total Chromium. The EPA and TCEQ have not set an MCL for Chromium-6. However, the EPA is currently conducting a study to evaluate drinking water standards that may result in an MCL for Chromium-6. This EPA study is titled the “Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule” (“UCMR”). This study is being performed by collecting and analyzing samples from drinking water systems around the country for a large variety of contaminants including Chromium-6. Unlike most public water systems in the area, Pecan Grove MUD participates in this study and has collected several samples testing for Chromium-6. The Chromium-6 test results from this study range from 0.236 ppb – 2.69 ppb. The California MCL for Chromium-6 is 10 ppb. While the current MCL for Total Chromium testing has a minimum detection limit of 10 ppb, the testing performed as part of the UCMR is much lower.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least trace amounts of some contaminants. Pecan Grove MUD’s water currently meets and exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards and in fact meets the stricter Chromium-6 standard set in California.

Pecan Grove Chromium Results (PDF)

New Board Meeting Time

Please note that the Board of Directors for Pecan Grove MUD has changed their regular meeting time on the last Tuesday of each month to 5:30 p.m. for all meetings going forward. Please mark your calendars accordingly. The District website has been updated to reflect the new meeting start time. Thank you.

Plantation 7 Drainage Notice

Pecan Grove Residents,

Construction of the Plantation 7 Drainage Improvements Project has begun along Hole Nos. 2 , 3 and 9 on the property of the golf course. Crews that are running heavy machinery will continue working on the golf course from now until April 2017. For your own safety and the safety of the crews working, please remain off the course and off any golf cart paths near this work. Any trespassing on this site is extremely dangerous to yourself and you run the risk of being injured. The contractor has full authority to remove you from the site. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the drainage infrastructure in the MUD.

Tax Payment Notice

Taxes must be paid by 01/31/2017 to avoid penalties and interest.

If you do not escrow your taxes and have not received a tax statement, please contact the tax office at (281) 499-1223 or visit their website at www.taxtech.net.

Plantation 7 Drainage Improvements Project

Pecan Grove Residents,

Construction of the Plantation 7 Drainage Improvements Project will be starting during the week of December 5. This construction area for this project will include work on Hole Nos. 2, 3, and 9, along with underground infrastructure within the Right-of-Way of Plantation Drive, Old South Drive, and Rambling Stone Drive. An increased amount of heavy truck activity will occur at the golf cart crossing on Old South Drive and Plantation Drive. The contractor’s expected completion date is April 1, 2017. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the drainage infrastructure in the MUD.

The Contractor will be restricted to only working on the golf course until the first week of January. This is being done to minimize the disturbance of all residential activities during the Christmas holiday.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

To WCA Customers,

WCA will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. If your scheduled collection day falls on Thursday, service will resume the following scheduled pick up day. If you have a clause in your contract that addresses holiday makeup, this will not apply to your community.

Please understand that Monday, November 28, 2016 will be considered a double day. It will take the crews longer than a normal service day, but you will be serviced on Monday, November 28.

Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Regards,

WCA

Road Improvements on Morton League

Fort Bend County Road and Bridge will be working on road improvements on Morton League beginning October 3, 2016. The first section will be from Plantation to Austin Colony. The second section will be from Austin Colony to Pitts Road. Paving will stop before Thanksgiving and continue in January, 2017, if necessary.

Labor Day

The Pecan Grove MUD Customer Service Office will be closed and there will be no garbage or recycling pick-up on Labor Day, September 5th. Normal pick-up will resume on Thursday, September 8th.

PGMUD Park

The park will be closed Friday, August 19th due to gate repairs and maintenance. You may access the park by foot but no cars will be able to gain access. We are sorry for any inconvenience. For any questions, please call Park Management at 832-818-5600.

PGMUD Board of Directors

New Payment Options

You may now pay via credit/debit/prepaid card or eCheck.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are all accepted.

Listed below are our available options for your convenience:

Web Payments

Log onto https://pecangrove.firstbilling.com to access the online payment portal. You can register your account, OR pay as a guest.

Automatic Monthly Payments

Log onto https://pecangrove.firstbilling.com or contact PGMUD Customer Service Office at (281) 238-5000 to sign up for auto payments. You can select your payment method, enter your desired payment recurring due date (no later than the 28th) and either a fixed payment amount or amount of the current bill. Each month, you will receive an email confirming the payment was successful. If you are currently signed up for Bank Draft, please be aware that your payment will no longer be drafted. Please access the payment portal to register for the new Auto Pay services.

Live Agent Assisted Payments

Call our office during normal business hours.

By Mail

Enclose payment stub with your check or money order in the return envelope provided.  Please allow ample time to ensure delivery before the due date. Mail your payment, addressed to Pecan Grove MUD, P.O. Box 1149, Richmond, TX 77406-1149.

In Person

Our office location is 2035 FM 359, Suite K, Richmond, TX  77406

Night Drop Box

Our office location has a drop box slot on the side window. Please insert a check or money order, along with the payment stub, in the return envelope. Our payment processing department will post the payment the following business day.

Online Bill Pay through Your Financial Institution

Payments can be made via your at-home internet service. Please allow 7-10 business days, prior to the due date, for the payment to be received.

First Billing Services assesses a convenience fee for each credit, debit, prepaid card and eCheck transaction. Card transactions will be assessed a 3.99% fee. One-time eCheck transactions will be assessed a $1.99 fee, and recurring eCheck transactions will be assessed a $1.00 fee.

For more information or assistance with registration,
Call the Pecan Grove Customer Service Office at (281) 238-5000
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Brazos at Richmond

The most recent forecast for Richmond continues to show the Brazos receding from a peak elevation of 54.81’. The most recent observation is 49.15’ at 2:15pm indicating a drop of approximately 5’. The Brazos River at Richmond is now below NWS major flood level and the current forecast calls for it to be below minor flood level early Friday morning. For reference, the River has been elevation 30’+ since mid-April.

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Brazos River Update

Brazos at Richmond:
 
The most recent forecast for Richmond continues to show the Brazos receding from a peak elevation of 54.81’. The most recent observation is 50.34’ at 2:15 pm indicating a drop of over 4’ since the peak and approximately 1’ over the last 24 hours. The latest forecast shows the Riverfalling below major flood level this evening and below minor flood level on Thursday. Upcoming forecasts should continue to be monitored for any significant changes.

 

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