Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – April 26, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Community/Administration building on the evening of April 26, 2022. The next meeting is scheduled for May 31, 2022 in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report for March 2022

PGVFD Report – March 2022

Parks Report

Repairs were completed on the restroom doors in Pecan Grove Park. Our parks contractor, Time & Season, is working with community volunteers to update the Butterfly Garden in Memorial Park. In May a new sidewalk from the playground to the parking lot in Pecan Grove Park will be built. Fort Bend County has donated 40 live oak trees to the subdivision and plans are in process for their placement. The community building had its first major meeting on April 19th with the Pecan Grove POA held its quarterly gathering.

Operator’s Report

  • March testing confirmed the drinking water system met the state and federal compliance standard for disinfection and there were no permit excursions for the month in wastewater.
  • The operator was authorized by the board to replace the surface water treatment plant sed basin east sludge pump for an estimated cost of $22,000.00. During inspection the pump was found to have a crack in the volute and in need of new seals, bearings, and wear plates.
  • The operator will be adding additional bollards and chains to places where motorized vehicles are accessing the levee.
  • The annual fire hydrant flushing will occur on June 13.

Engineer’s Report

Drainage and levee system, including maintenance, repair and improvements, including storm water pump stations

  • Belin Park Fence
    • Odyssey met representatives from Pecan Grove Athletic Association at Belin Park to discuss the existing fence back stop and its impact upon the levee.
    • Due to recent high wind events, the fence is dramatically leaning and could present a concern for the toe of the levee.
    • Odyssey recommends that PGMUD, in connection with the PGAA, budget to remove the existing fence in the next fiscal year.
    • PGAA will install, at their own expense, a new backstop fence set away from the toe of the levee.
  • Belin Park Parking
    • Additionally, discussed adjustment of the parking area located on the “Old Farmer Road” alignment that the District acquired from Fort Bend County.
    • PGAA proposes to overlay existing paving with asphalt and extend asphalt to allow for  better parking surface.
    • Odyssey discussed drainage and franchise utility concerns in the area, but otherwise would likely have no objection to the proposed adjustments, subject to Board approval and any necessary agreements between District and PGAA.
    • PGAA is determining costs and budgetary allowances for this project.
  • Ponding on Stuart Drive in Pecan Terrace
    • Resident notified the District of a large ponding area on Stuart Drive in Pecan Terrace.
    • Odyssey has determined that these streets have been accepted by Fort Bend County and has notified Road and Bridge of the issue and notified the resident.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – March 29, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Community/Administration building on the evening of February 29, 2022. The next meeting is scheduled for April 26, 2022 in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report for February 2022

PGVFD Report – February 2022

Parks Report

In April we will be replacing the doors for the restrooms in Pecan Grove Park. In addition, the board gave approval to building a sidewalk from the playground in the park to the roadway. The rules for rental of the PGMUD building are being finalized with an addition for use by non-profit organizations.

Operator’s Report for February 2022

February testing confirmed the drinking water system met the state and federal compliance standard for disinfection and there were no permit excursions for the month in wastewater. Replacement of both the surface water treatment plant GAC pumps and motors is complete and final cleanup is underway. Repair to the wastewater treatment plant outfall sinkhole has been completed and backfill testing is being scheduled.

Engineer’s Report

In 2021, Pecan Grove M.U.D. used the following amounts of water:

Current regulations require only 30% of water usage to be from surface water sources.  In 2025, this regulation increases to 60% of water usage to be from surface water sources.  Pecan Grove M.U.D. is already meeting this future standard.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – February 22, 2022

PGMUD Meeting of February 22, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Community/Administration building on the evening of February 22, 2021.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 29, 2022 in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report for January 2022

PGVFD Report – January 2022

Parks Report

In Pecan Grove Park, the new sidewalk to the benches around the pavilion was completed.  Vitec bushes at the signage have been replaced. A proposal for an additional sidewalk from the playground to the road is under study. The agreement for renting the PGMUD Administration/Community Building was presented and generated considerable discussion and was accepted with minor adjustments.

GFL Environmental Inc.

David Selesky and Tony Emilio from GFL Environmental Inc. (which bought Waste Management, our garbage service) introduced themselves and expressed their commitment to providing Pecan Grove with excellent trash hauling service.  They presented statistics for January that showed that for January that of 57,546 individual container collections for the month there were only 11 issues and only 6 missed pickups reported for Customer Service Success rate of 99.981%.  They left their contact information and asked that residents continue to report problems so that they can be corrected.

Operator’s Report for January 2022

All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month of January. The SWTP GAC pumps have been delivered with one installed and one in the installation process. The chlorine dioxide generator at the SWTP has been repaired and is working well. The gate for the Main Channel access has been repaired and the “No Motorized Vehicles” signs have been installed along Bullhead Slough. We added 5 email subscribers (now 3,846) with 4,052 text subscribers.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – January 25, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Community/Administration building on the evening of December 25, 2021. The next meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2022 in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report for December 2021

Parks Report

The trees along Mason Road and in Pecan Grove Park were trimmed in January. The restroom mirrors were replaced at the park as well. A new concrete sidewalk is being installed around the pavilion. There has been a request to install a sidewalk from the playground to the playground which Marcus said he would look into. We have had considerable interest in renting the new community building for events. The requirements and rental terms are being finalized.

Operator’s Report

  • All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month of
    The replacement surface water treatment plant GAC pumps and motors have been delivered and the installation is underway.
  • The replacement surface water treatment plant PALL membrane SCADA computer and software have been installed and are working as intended.
  • The installation of the bollards, gate and chain across the levee at Old Dixie Ln and Colonel Court Dr. has been completed.
  • EDP plans to overhaul and repair the surface water treatment plant chlorine dioxide generator for estimated cost of $24,600.00. The current system is nearing 10 years old and much of the equipment is beginning to fail. The overhaul and repair would consist of new piping, valves, pumps, rotameters and panels.
  • In December the motor at water plant #2 blew and tripped the main breaker at the plant. The motor was inspected and found to have short to ground and in need of repair. Emergency approval was given and repairs are underway.
  • GM Services completed the performance testing of the District’s water wells 3 and 5. No problems were noted during the inspections.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – December 16, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the new Pecan Grove Community/Administration building on the evening of December 16, 2021. The next meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2022 in the PGMUD Community/Administration building at 5:30 p.m.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report for December 2021

* The Sheriff’s Office has utilized its Day Shift and Evening Shift Traffic Units for a traffic enforcement operation in Pecan Grove for the month of December. This was in addition to the Contract Deputy Traffic enforcement. This operation will continue through January.

Operator’s Report

There was a problem with the GCWA meter which caused the amount produced to read low which led to an overestimate of accountability. The meter has been repaired. All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. At the Surface Water Treatment Plant the GAC pump replacement has been ordered and the PALL membrane SCADA computer and software upgrade are in process. Bollards and a gate on the levee at the east end of Old Dixie Lane and Colonel Court have been ordered. There is a sinkhole that has developed at the outfall and EDP has been authorized to get it repaired.

Engineering Report

Fort Bend Subsidence District has renewed the District’s well permits with a total authorized withdrawal of 850 million gallons of ground water for 2022.

Fort Bend County Change in Precincts

Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court has redrawn the precinct lines and renumbered the precincts effective January 1, 2022. Pecan Grove used to be in Precinct 3 but now is in Precinct 1 and our commissioner is now Vincent Morales. To see the new precinct lines go to www.fortbendcountytx.gov.

Fort Bend County Primary Elections

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, there will be primary elections in Texas for candidates contending to be on the ballot for the November general election. Early voting begins on Monday, February 14, 2022, and ends on Friday, February 25, 2022. The new PGMUD Community/Administration building will be a polling (voting) location on Election Day.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – November 30, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of November 30, 2021. The next meeting is scheduled for December 16, 2021 in the new PGMUD Administration/Community building at 5:30 p.m.

PGVFD Report – October 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – November 2021

Operator’s Report

All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. At the Waste Water Treatment Plant the sludge box winch and the sludge pump VFD have been repaired. At the Surface Water Treatment Plant the belt press water meter has been replaced and the GAC pump replacement has been ordered and the PALL membrane SCADA computer and software upgrade are in process. The bollards on the levee at the east end of Timothy Lane have been installed and the gate is in place. There is a sinkhole that has developed at the outfall and EDP has been authorized to get it repaired.

Fort Bend County Change in Precincts

Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court has redrawn the precinct lines and renumbered the precincts effective January 1, 2022. Pecan Grove used to be in Precinct 3 but now is in Precinct 1 and our commissioner is now Vincent Morales. To see the new precinct lines go to www.fortbendcountytx.gov.

What are the requirements for operating a golf cart on public roads in Texas?

  • Golf carts are required to display golf cart license plate ($10, does not expire) and a slow moving vehicle emblem.
  • All traffic laws pertaining to the movement regular motor vehicles apply.
  • An operator of golf cart on public roads must possess a valid driver’s license (or learner’s permit with an adult present),

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – October 26, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of October 26, 2021.

PGVFD Report – September 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

Monthly Contract Report – Pecan Grove – October 2021

Operator’s Report

All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. The bollards on the levee at the east end of Timothy Lane have been installed and the gate is being made. The tree in the swale between Harvest Green and our levee has been removed as it was restricting drainage.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – September 28, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of September, 2021.

PGVFD Report – August 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

Monthly Contract Report – Pecan Grove – September 2021

Parks Report – Time and Season

The flags at the parks were lowered to half-staff on September 8 and 11, 2021 in honor of Robert Ynclan and Patriot’s Day.

The pavers at Memorial Park were power washed and new dog waste dispensers were installed at Pecan Grove Park.

Time and Season will be having a new fence erected around the new admin/community building. The existing fence at PG Park will be painted and there will be repairs and improvements to the pavilion and restrooms. The parking spaces will be restriped and trees will be trimmed in the parks and along the levee/jogging trail.

EDP Operators Report

All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month. The operator was authorized to replace the sludge pump VFD at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, replace the GAC pumps at the Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP), and replace the water meter for the belt press at the SWTP and to upgrade the SCADA computer and software for the Pall Membrane system at the SWTP.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – August 31, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held via teleconference on the evening of August 31, 2021.

PGVFD Report – August 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report – August 2021

Parks Report (Time and Season, Inc.)

Flags at the parks were lowered to half-staff to honor and remember the service personnel killed at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
The monument signs in the parks were power washed in August.

Operations Report (EDP) for July 2021

All water quality tests were found to be in compliance for the month of July. Repairs were carried out on the SWTP membrane system, WWTP sludge box winch and the WWTP thickener sludge pump. Bollards have been ordered for installation at the northeast corner of the levee. A tree growing in the levee between Pecan Grove and Harvest Green will be removed in September. Water wells 3, 4 and 5 were performance tested in July with all passing.

This month’s water bill message is:

Please conserve water. Check your sprinkler system. Water in the street indicates adjustments are needed in duration and/or sprinkler pattern. Water smart and save money in the process. Free toilet leak detection tablets are available at the customer service office.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – July 27, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of July 27, 2021.

PGVFD Report – June 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

Monthly Contract Report – Pecan Grove – June 2021

There were two Burglary of Motor vehicles, both were unlocked vehicles. There were three burglaries of habitations. One was a known suspect who took property from a residence. One was property taken out of a garage that had been left open and the last one was a forced entry burglary where a window was broken in order to gain entry.

Parks Report (Time and Season, Inc.)

T&S removed the dead bottlenose brushes in Pecan Grove Park in July. No additional action at this time.

On July 14th, following the levee inspection, CDC contacted T&S regarding issues of Army worms. The park liaison approved treated for the worms along the levee for an estimated of $3,200.00. No additional action at this time.

Bullhead Slough

The aerators in Bullhead Slough continue to have maintenance and failure problems. CDC (the districts primary landscape contractor) is requesting that the district consider replacing the current aerators with the same type of aerator (Aqua Master Diffuser) as we use in Pecan Lakes.

Operations Report (EDP)

Repairs and Operations

In June repairs were completed at the water plant #2 emergency generator radiator and the generator is working. As a result of the annual fire hydrant flushing 5 hydrants (out of 411 tested) were repaired and are back in service.

Action Items Requested

Repairs are needed for the wastewater treatment plant sludge box winch and for the wastewater treatment plant thickener sludge pump. In addition, bollards are going to be installed at the North Eastern corner of the levee to impeded unauthorized vehicular traffic. Driving motorized vehicles on the levee can result in a $5,000 fine to violators.

In the near future, the district will be adding the capability for emergency text notification to all residents who have signed up through the website. This would allow the district to alert homeowners of any actions that negatively affect the water supply system and require them to take action.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – June 29, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on the evening of May 26, 2021. This was the first in-person meeting for the board since February of 2020.

PGVFD Report – May 2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

Monthly Contract Report – Pecan Grove – June 2021

Operations Report (EDP)

Our operations group is continuing to investigate the under reporting of water produced.

Repairs and Operations

In May repairs were completed at the Surface Water Plant with the reinstallation of a dewatering pipe for the sedimentation basin, the replacement of a high service pump and the completion of the membrane health check. The damaged automatic transfer switch at the Waste Water Treatment plant was replaced. The annual fire hydrant flushing was completed.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – May 26, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District was held via conference call on the evening of May 26, 2021. Current plans for the meetings are to return to in person meetings beginning in June.

PGVFD

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Monthly Contract Report

Electric Supply Contract

Dave Ciarella reported on the new contract with TXU that lowers are price per KW hour to about $0.41.

Parks Report

Marcus Campbell reported that there has been some vandalism in the restrooms at Pecan Grove Park that has been reported to the Sheriff’s office. The lighting at Windmill Park has been replaced. In May there were 16 pavilion reservations and June reservations are starting out strong. There also has been considerable interest in reserving the new community building for events when it is completed.

Operations

Accountability for April was high again as EDP still has some under production errors.



Annual fire hydrant testing begins the week of June 14th.

All water quality testing for the month was completed and showed that we meet all state standards.

The annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) will be mailed out in June.

We continue to maintain our website and send email blasts of important information to those signed up for emails. We have 3,663 email subscribers, up 32 from last month.

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Welcome Edward Gordon, Jr. to the Board

Pecan Grove MUD would like to welcome Edward Gordon, Jr. to the Board of Directors beginning this May as Assistant Vice President.

Mr. Gordon has been a resident of Pecan Grove for over 33 years and has served in Law Enforcement for 44 years. He is currently employed with the Fort Bend County District Attorney Office as the Chief Investigator.

Mr. Gordon is a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a member of FBI National Academy Associates. He is a graduate of the Central Fort Bend Chambers of Commerce Leadership class of 2020. Ed is also a rancher and loves to ride motorcycles.

Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – April 27, 2021

New Park in Precinct #3

Chris Elam from Precinct #3 Commissioner Meyer’s office discussed the plans for a proposed new 16 acre park south of our Surface Water Treatment Plant and northwest of Frost Elementary School. This information has also been shared with Fort Bend Municipal Utility District Nos. 143,146, 165 and 194. The commissioner’s office has asked these MUDs for input on development of this park. The park will follow the new Brandt Road extension.

Electric Supply Contract

Dave Ciarella reported on current pricing for electricity and the trends in electrical contract prices.

PGVFD Statistics For March 2021

Pecan Grove Monthly Sheriff’s Contract Report – March 2021

Operations Report

Water

(Due to a meter problem at Well No. 2, Ground Water Produced numbers for March are understated and accountability is overstated.)

Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing

Flushing of the District’s water lines will be conducted beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021. The flushing may continue until Friday, June 18, 2021.

Significant Activities for March

Several repairs were in process for March for the Surface Water Treatment plant including:

  • Ammonia analyzer replacement
  • Turbidimeter replacement
  • Sedimentation Basin Dewatering Pipe Reinstallation and the annual Membrane Health Check

In addition, the Water Plant #2 emergency generator is awaiting repair parts to get that unit back in service.

Planned Future Repairs

Wastewater Treatment Plant Step Screen Repair and Surface Water Treatment Plant High Service Pump #3 Motor Replacement all need repair.

Other

There will be no garbage pickup or recycling on Memorial Day, May 31st. Normal pick-up will resume on June 3rd.

Parks Report

Flags in the parks were lowered to half-staff in the parks to honor victims in Boulder and Indianapolis plus the passing of Walter Mondale and Congressman Alcee Hastings.

Two trees beside Bullhead Slough may need to be removed due to erosion.

There were 6 pavilion reservations utilized at Pecan Grove Park in April.

Board of Directors Vacancy

Director Bertrand is moving out of the district and filling his vacant position was considered in Executive Session. After the Executive Session, resident Ed Gordon was approved as a new director to fill the vacancy.

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Highlights of Pecan Grove MUD Meeting – March 30, 2021

Trash and Recycle Information (WCA)

To report a recycle or trash problem please go to the District’s home page at www.pecangrovemud.com.

Recycle and trash hauling trucks look the same – BUT GO TO APPROPRIATE DESTINATIONS. Crews work from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or later on heavy load days). Crews are not allowed to accept trash in a recycle container. WCA has been acquired.  Trucks markings and color may change.

Operator’s Report for the Board (EDP)

Management Summary

  • Significant Repairs From Previous Month: 19
  • In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs: 4
  • Water Plant #2 Generator Emergency Repair – On March 22nd, we had an emergency repair to the water plant #2 generator radiator. The estimated cost for replacement is $38,000.00 with a 6-8 week lead time. The radiator was found to be cracked and leaking following an extended run time during the freeze.

District Website

We continue to send updates to the website as needed. As of February 26, 2021, there are 3,613 email subscribers (+73).

  • Visitors to Customer Service Office: 313
  • Visitors to District’s Website Period Ending March 18:  1515
  • Customers Receiving News and Alerts: 3,632

 Parks Report (Time and Season, Inc.)

  1. T&S lowered the flags to half-staff from March 18th thru 22nd at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park in honor of the tragedy in Atlanta.
  2. T&S lowered the flags to half-staff from March 23rd and set to raise on March 27th at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park to honor the victims in Boulder, CO.
  3. T&S replaced broken parts on the flags pole at Memorial and Pecan Grove Park.
  4. Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of February.

Action Item Request & Updates

T&S was authorized at the October meeting to fertilize and herbicide the new trees at Pecan Grove Park. This has been completed. We have also pruned the trees. Stakes have been removed and mulch is scheduled for first week of April. CDC fertilized and herbicide the parks and levee. The Pecan Grove Park was also treated for fire grass.

T&S also mulched all the trees along Mason Road and Memorial Park.

T&S reported last month the water was off at Pecan Grove Park following Winter Storm Uri due to numerous leaks in the building. We repaired 10 leaks within the plumbing in the wall, water fountain and toilet leaks. See pictures attached. We will paint the repairs on the wall the week of March 29th.

February  2021 PGVFD  Report

Contract Deputy Report

For the month of March:

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News and February 23 Board Meeting Highlights

Extracts from Report by the District’s Operator (EDP)

Winter Storm Uri Effects

On Friday, February 12th, our operator, EDP, initiated our Emergency Response Plan in preparation for Winter Storm. On Tuesday, Feb 16th around 8:00 p.m. the District lost power in many sections of Pecan Grove. During this period water plant #2 (WP#2) and the waste water treatment plant changed over to generator power and continued to function as they should. The surface water treatment plant also switched to generator power, but that only powers the main building, so no water was able to be produced. The big concern was the loss of WP #1 which put the entire district’s water needs on WP #2. With water only being supplied by one water plant, pressure in the system did decrease quickly, but the plant programming kicked in and all booster pumps turned on to maintain system pressure. However, keeping all booster pumps running was unsustainable as it would have drained the ground storage tank faster than the well could refill it. At that point we decreased the pressure settings to just above the minimum required (35psi) and began looking for a way to get another plant online. In normal conditions, our pressure settings for the system are 55-60psi.

We determined the only viable alternative was WP #3, which has a generator, but was off line for maintenance. Our engineers, Odyssey Engineering Group was alerted and they contacted W. W. Payton, the contractors performing the maintenance, to see how close WP #3 was to being operational. Their team responded promptly and met us on site. We were able to run through the last few items to get the plant up and running around 1:00 AM on Wednesday, Feb 17th. Getting a second water plant on line resulted in minimal time of lower than normal, but safe, pressures throughout the system. Maintaining this pressure spared Pecan Grove MUD customers the Boil Water Notices experienced by many surrounding communities.

Due to Winter Storm Uri, Pecan Grove MUD was not able to read the water meters on February 15th. Therefore, we have billed each customer the same usage as their January bill. When we read meters in March, we will be able to correct any discrepancies. Please note, the February 15th date was prior to any leaks experienced due to the winter storm. If you had a pipe break at your house, please email customerservice@pecangrovemud.com to advise when the leak occurred and when it was repaired.

  • Significant Repairs From Previous Month: 19
  • In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs: 2
  • Lift Station #3 Lift Pump #2 Replacement: Authorization was requested to replace lift station #3 lift pump #2 for an estimated cost of $9,200.00. The current pump is out of production and replacement parts cannot be found.
  • Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month: 1900 Block of Misty Falls Ln. Sidewalk Replacement Around Manhole
  • Emergency Water Interconnect Usage: Harvest Green purchased water from the District Feb. 15 and 16.
  • Meter Replacement: We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 5,009 meters replaced to date, with 5 meter(s) replaced this month.
  • Water Production Period Ending January 15: 39,397,000 gallons
    • Ground water: 113,000 gallons
    • Surface water: 39,284,000 gallons (99.7%)
    • Adjusted Accountability 99.4%
  • Visitors to Customer Service Office: 401
  • Visitors to District’s Website Period Ending February 18: 2,725 (new record)
  • Customers Receiving News and Alerts: 3,601

Trash and Recycle Information (WCA)

Recycle and trash containers are not required to be placed in the street. They may be placed on the sidewalk or as close to the curb as practical.

To report a recycle or trash problem please go to the District’s home page at www.pecangrovemud.com. Leave the container near the street until it is picked up.

Recycle and trash hauling trucks look the same – BUT GO TO APPROPRIATE DESTINATIONS.

Crews are not allowed to accept trash in a recycle container.

Crews work from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or later on heavy load days).

Operation of the Parks (Time and Season)

Winter Freeze – T&S was able to open the park during the freezing temperatures. On Wednesday, we received a call regarding a water leak in the park. Upon arrival, we found water coming from the bathroom building. Currently the water is off and we are scheduling a plumber to investigate all leaks.

T&S replaced all flags at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park.

T&S lowered the flags to half-staff from February 8th thru 10th at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park in honor of Congressman Ron Wright.

Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of January.

T&S was authorized at the October meeting to fertilize and herbicide the new trees at Pecan Grove Park. This has been completed. We have also pruned the trees. Stakes and mulch will be completed in March.

T&S was authorized at the November meeting to move forward with tree trimming along area B (Pitts Road to Levee turns south); area C (Plantation Road South and around to end of area B – chain link fence); area A (FM 359 to Pitts Road) and area D (Timothy Ln to the north). This work has been completed.

Pecan Grove VFD Report for January

Sheriff’s Office Report for January 2021

There were a total of 5 BMV’s with 4 of them being in the Apartment complex. Most were unknown entry.

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News and January 26 Board Meeting Highlights

Trash and Recycle Information (Trevor Royal of WCA)

Recycle and trash containers are not required to be placed in the street.  They may be placed on the sidewalk or as close to the curb as practical.

To report recycle or trash problem please go to the District’s home page at www.pecangrovemud.com

Recycle and trash hauling trucks look the same – BUT GO TO APPROPRIATE DESTINATIONS.

Crews are not allowed to accept trash in a recycle container.

Crews work from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or later on heavy load days).

Operation of the Parks (Marcus Campbell of Time and Season)

T&S lowered the flags to half-staff from January 10th thru 13th at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park in honor of US Capital Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.

Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of December.

T&S was authorized at the October meeting to fertilize and herbicide the new trees at Pecan Grove Park. This has been completed. We have also pruned the trees. Stakes and mulch will be completed in March.

T&S was authorized at the November meeting to move forward with tree trimming along area B (Pitts Road to Levee turns south); area C (Plantation Road South and around to end of area B – chain link fence); area A (FM 359 to Pitts Road) and area D (Timothy Ln to the north). This work is in process and expected to be completed by end of week January 25th

T&S was authorized at the September meeting to move forward with new playground equipment and “kiddie cushion” surface material for Windmill Park. These  improvements have been received and installed. T&S was also authorized at the November meeting to repair and paint the pavilion. This has been completed. See playground photo below.

Pecan Grove VFD Report for December (Chief Joe Woolley)

COVID-19 protocol continues as written.

Our PPE stock is in good shape for now.

Our call volume has increased each month over the last year, mostly due to our population increasing as Harvest Green fills up and Covid – 19 also plays a part. We are responding to positive cases sometimes daily, about 5 to 6 per week.

We have had about 17 volunteers take the Covid vaccine. Duty crew members are either taking it through their full-time department or declining to take it at all. Most are refusing the vaccine.

In December we had 3 duty crew members become positive and missed some work, they have all recovered and back to work.

I am still closing out 2020 but we responded to just over 1,100 calls for service, another record for PGVFD

Stay Safe and Healthy.

Joey

Sheriff’s Office Report  (Lt. W. Hasted)

Four of the BMVs occurred at the Apartment Complex. Two smashed windows, one unlocked and one unknown how entry was made.

Extracts from Report by District Operator (EDP)

Adjusted Water Accountability: 96.1%

Customer Visits to District Office:  365

Water Sources for Period Ending December 15:

  • Wells – 7,078,000 gallons, 15.5%
  • Surface – 38,471,000 gallons, 84.5%

Drinking Water Testing

We collected 15 bacteriological samples in the month of December 2020. Daily distribution system disinfection testing confirmed the drinking water system met the state and federal compliance standard for disinfection.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent

There were no permit excursions for the month of December 2020. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is operating at 47% of the design flow.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Membrane Health Check

I was authorized at the October meeting to initiate an overall membrane system health check to be performed by PALL Water at the surface water treatment plant. This is scheduled for completion the week of February 17th.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Ammonia Monochloramine Analyzer Replacement

I was authorized at the November meeting to purchase and install a new 5500sc Ammonia Monochloramine analyzer. The analyzer has been delivered and we are scheduling installation and start up.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Low Range and Ultra High Range Turbidimeter Replacement

I was authorized at the November meeting to purchase and install three new TU5300sc low range and three new TU5400sc ultra high range turbidimeters. The turbidimeters have been delivered and we are scheduling installation and start up.

Surface Water Treatment Plant TCEQ Required Program Modifications

On January 13th, we moved forward with program changes to the PALL membrane system’s DIT (Direct Integrity Test) recording system for an estimated cost of $7,900.00. TCEQ has mandated that by April 2021 the DIT parameters shall change to record and report the lowest pressure of the test not the final reading. This was approved so that we would be at the front of the line of plants to be in compliance.

In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs: 10

Significant Repairs From Previous Month: 18

Water Meter Replacement

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 5,004 meters replaced to date, with 2 meter(s) replaced this month.

Sidewalk Repairs

No sidewalks were repaired in December to minimize disruption of sidewalk traffic, Christmas decorations, etc.  However, next month sidewalk repairs will resume.

Visitors last month to PGMUD website: 1965

Subscribers to PGMUD News and Alerts: 3546

Click here to view Projects Under Construction and Design.

 

 

News and December 29 Board Meeting Highlights

Trash and Recycle Information (Trevor Royal of WCA)

Christmas tree recycle pickup dates:

Thursday, January 7th and 14th

Trees must be 5 ft or less in length (base must be removed) and free of flocking, lights, ornaments, etc.

Trash and recycle containers are not required to be placed in the street.  They may be placed on the sidewalk or as close to the curb as practical.

Problem reports or questions may be sent directly to WCA from the District’s home page at www.pecangrovemud.com.

Crews work from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or later on heavy load days).

Recycle and trash hauling trucks look the same – BUT GO TO APPROPRIATE DESTINATIONS.

Crews are not allowed to accept trash in a recycle container.

Operations of the Parks (Marcus Campbell of Time and Season)

Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of November.

T&S was authorized at the September meeting to move forward with new playground equipment for Windmill Park. The equipment has been received has been installed  The pictures below show the park on January 1.  All equipment is new and the remaining work is installation of Kiddie Cushion under the play equipment which should be completed by January 5, 2021.

T&S was authorized at the November meeting to repair and paint the pavilion at Windmill Park. This has been completed.

T&S was authorized at the October meeting to fertilize and herbicide the new trees at Pecan Grove Park. This has been completed. We were also authorized to prune, remove stakes, and mulch the new trees, this is pending completion.

T&S was authorized at the November meeting to move forward with tree trimming along area B (Pitts Road to Levee turns south for $9,750.00) and area C (Plantation Road South and around to end of area B – chain link fence $9,500.00). This work is in process. We were also authorized to herbicide and clean the toe of levee to fence line. This has been completed.

T&S is requesting authorization to move forward with tree trimming along area A (FM 359 to Pitts Road for $11,500.00) and area D (Timothy ln to the north for $2,500.00). We are also requesting authorization to hand clean the levee debris for $7,000.00. These items are included in the annual budget.

Pecan Grove VFD Report (Chief Joe Woolley)

There were 99 calls for service:

66 in Pecan Grove

15 in Waterside Estates

16 in Harvest Green

8  mutual support or  out of our service area

On Christmas day there was a kitchen fire at a residence on Pitts Road.  It was contained with minimal damage.

Our PGVFD staff is at full strength.

Sheriff’s Office Report

  • Dispatched Calls: 253
  • Traffic Stops: 49
  • Field Contacts: 3
  • Property Checks: 206
  • Arrest: 4
  • Case Reports: 28
  • Alarm Calls: 18
  • 911 Calls: 1
  • House Watch: 29
  • Burglary Vehicles: 5
  • Burglary Habitation: 0
  • Burglary Building: 0
  • Arrest Information: POM & Family Violence

4 of the BMVs occurred at the Apartment Complex. Two smashed windows, one unlocked and one unknown how entry was made.

Extracts from Report by District’s Operator (EDP)

Adjusted Water Accountability 98.2%

Water Source Last Period:  Wells: 10,630,000 gallons, Surface: 47,133,000 gallons (81.6%)

We collected 15 bacteriological samples in the month of November 2020. Daily distribution system disinfection testing confirmed the drinking water system met the state and federal compliance standard for disinfection.

We were authorized at the April meeting to update the wastewater treatment plant lights with dark sky compliant shielding. The shielding has been installed and is providing the desired effect.

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month

  • 1900 Block of Hanover Springs Sidewalk Replacement Around Manhole
  • 2400 Block of Colonel Court Sidewalk Replacement Around Manhole

We replaced the missing “No Motorized Vehicles” sign where Farmer Road crosses Bullhead Slough as reported at the November meeting.

Significant Repairs From Previous Month: 15

In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs: 8

Grease trap inspections were completed on November 11th with no businesses failing.

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 5,002 meters replaced to date, with 9 meter(s) replaced this month.

Walk-in customers to the District’s Office: 311

We continue to send updates to the website as needed. As of November 30, 2020, there are 3,507 email subscribers (+14).

Visits last month to PGMUD website: 1545

Click here to view Projects Under Construction and Design.

News and November 24 Board Meeting Highlights

Trash and Recycle Information Update by Trevor Royal (WCA)

  • Crews work from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or later on heavy load days).
  • Recycle and trash hauling trucks look the same – BUT GO TO APPROPRIATE DESTINATIONS.
  • Crews are not allowed to accept trash in a recycle container.
  • Trash and recycle containers may be placed in your yard as close to the curb as practical.
  • Problem reports or questions may be sent directly to WCA from the District’s home page at www.pecangrovemud.com.

Parks Management Report by Marcus Campbell (Time & Season)

T&S was authorized at the October meeting to fertilize and herbicide the new trees at Pecan Grove Park. This has been completed. We were also authorized to prune, remove stakes, and mulch the new trees, this is pending completion.

T&S was authorized at the September meeting to move forward with new playground equipment for Windmill Park. The equipment has been ordered and is pending delivery. The installing will be completed upon receipt.

T&S is requesting authorization to move forward with repairs and paint to the pavilion at Windmill Park for an estimated cost of $3,000.00. This was included in the annual budget.

T&S is requesting authorization to trim trees along area B (Pitts Road to Levee turns south for $9,750.00) and area C (Plantation Road South and around to end of area B – chain link fence $9,500.00). We are also requesting authorization to herbicide and clean the toe of levee to fence line for a total of $4,000.00. These items are included in your annual budget.

Note: All of the foregoing action requests were approved

Sheriff’s Office Report by Lt. Hastedt

The following statistics reflect activity by the contract deputies during October:

  • 255 Dispatched Calls
  • 32 Traffic Stops
  • 267 Property Checks
  • 3 Arrests: DWI, Family Assault, Warrant
  • 1 Burglary of a Vehicle
  • 0 Burglary of a Habitation

Pecan Grove VFD Report by Chief Joe Woolley

  • 90 calls for emergency service.
  • 55 calls were located in Pecan Grove.
  • 20 calls were located in Waterside.
  • 9 calls were located in Harvest Green.
  • 5 calls were located outside of our district.
  • 1 call were to mutual aid another agency.
  • House fire in Waterside on 10/29/20 caused a large amount of fire damage as well as smoke and water damage.
  • A portable building fire next to a house in Pecan Grove (CIA) 11/1/20; no extension to the house – just scorched paint.
  • Normal medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, fire/medical alarms.

We sold 178 racks of ribs. Thanks for all who purchased one and special thanks to EDP (District operator) and WCA (District waste hauling company) for their substantial purchases.

With the Holidays here and everyone putting up their Christmas cheer, remember to be careful not to overload your circuits. If your cords or breakers are getting warm you are overloading them, Get them checked by a licensed electrician.

Stay Safe and Healthy

Extracts from Report by District’s Operator (EDP)

  • Water Accountability: 100%
  • Surface Water Treatment Plant Capacity: 81%
  • PGMUD Total Metered Water: 58,736,000 Gallons
  • Total Connections: 4,487
    (The Apartments count as one connection.)

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,993 meters replaced to date, with
1 meter(s) replaced this month.

Walk-ins to Customer Service Office: 416

Visits to PGMUD Web Site: 1474
Email Subscribers for News and Updates: 3493 (+27 from last month)

Status of Items Previously Discussed and Authorized

Surface Water Treatment Plant Membrane Health Check

I was authorized at the October Meeting to initiate an overall membrane system health check to be performed by PALL Water at the surface water treatment plant. I have given notice to
PALL and we are in the process of scheduling the dates for the inspection to take place.

Water Plant #2 Booster Pump and Motor Replacement

I was authorized at the January meeting to replace booster pumps #1, #2, #3 and #4 and booster pump motor #1, #2 and #3 at water plant #2. All booster pumps and motors are
working as intended. Water Plant #2 is online.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Dark Sky Compliant Light Replacement

I was authorized at the April meeting to update the wastewater treatment plant lights with dark sky compliant shielding. We have installed test shielding and it is providing good results. We
will have the final design fabricated and installed before the December meeting.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Waste Activated Sludge Pump #1 Repair

I was authorized at the September meeting to repair the wastewater treatment plant waste activated sludge pump #1. The pump has been installed and working as intended.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Sludge Well Pump #2 Repair

I was authorized in the August meeting to repair the surface water treatment plant sludge well pump #2. The pump has been installed and working as intended.

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month

  • Jane Long League Sidewalk Replacement Around Manhole
  • Country Mile Ct Sidewalk Replacement Around Manhole
  • Country Mile Ln Sidewalk Replacement Around Manhole

Repair Items Requiring Board Authorization

Surface Water Treatment Plant Ammonia Monochloramine Analyzer Replacement

I am requesting authorization to purchase and install a new 5500sc Ammonia Monochloramine analyzer for an estimated cost of $21,000.00. The new analyzer was approved in the current budget and I would like to proceed with the replacement.

Surface Water Treatment Plant Low Range and Ultra High Range Turbidimeter Replacement

I am requesting authorization to purchase and install three new TU5300sc low range and three new TU5400sc ultra high range turbidimeters for an estimated cost of $34,000.00. The new
turbidimeters were approved in the current budget and I would like to proceed with their replacement.

Note: All requested repair authorizations were approved.

Click here to view Projects Under Construction and Design.

News and October 27 Board Meeting Highlights

Report from Fire Chief Joe Woolley, PGVFD

Nothing big or out of the ordinary, Normal medical calls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fire/Medical Alarms.

  • 90 calls for emergency service
  • 59 calls were located in Pecan Grove
  • 19 calls were located in Waterside
  • 9 calls were located in Harvest Green
  • 2 calls were located outside of our district
  • 1 call was to mutual aid another agency

We have resumed in person training and meetings within CDC guidelines.

We would like to thank the community for their efforts in stopping the spread of the virus. Staying home, wearing face coverings and avoiding gatherings of 10 or more really helps us serve you.

Remember, if you experience a medical issue and feel like you need to be checked out, DO NOT wait to call because you’re afraid of the reports of the hospital situations. We will respond along with Fort Bend County EMS and evaluate your situation. If you do not need to go to the hospital, we will let you know. However, if it is serious and you do need to go, you will be transported. The important message here is don’t wait until it is too late.

In an effort to bring in some of our fundraiser dollars, we have put together a BBQ Rib sale. See below screen shot from PGVFD’s website.

We are selling a rack of ribs cooked and vacuum sealed by Harlem Road BBQ for $30.00 each. The packages vary in weight between 2.7 and 3.5 pounds. They will be ready for pick up at fire station 1 on Pitts Road Wednesday, November 25th from 4PM to 9PM. To order please go to www.pecangrovefire.org and click on “Pre-Order TODAY”. Deadline to order is November 17. For questions email bthompson@pecangrovefire.org.

I have a attached an e-mail I received from one of our residents. I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to brag a little. I feel Mr. Gaine’s e-mail gives a very accurate evaluation of your fire department.

Editor’s Note: The somewhat lengthy email praised PGVFD for their skill and professionalism in responding to an electrocution on September 18 when a person working on the gutters of a private home in Pecan Terrace was electrocuted and went into cardiac arrest. A passing motorist saw the panic situation and called 911. PGVFD arrived first followed shortly by Fort Bend EMS. Working as a team under great pressure these responders were successful in reviving the injured worker.

Report from Lt. Wayne Hastedt, FBC Sheriff’s Office

In the most recent reporting period there were 75 house watches, 0 burglaries, 25 traffic stops, 1 assault arrest, 2 warrant arrests and 1 car had its rear window broken out. The Sheriff’s Office will work closely with PG homeowner association leaders to keep traffic moving during the annual Christmas Lights Viewing season. Lt. Hastedt urges all homeowners to help keep traffic moving by using their driveways to keep parked cars off the streets as much as possible.

Operation of Parks

Flags were lowered to half-staff October 2 to honor National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and October 20 to honor Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston.

The board approved purchasing new playground equipment for Windmill Park for an expected cost of approximately $68,000.

There were 4 pavilion reservations during October and it is reserved by the Cancer Walk for November 7

The board reviewed bids from five contractors for mowing of the parks and levee and for the performance of other functions related to maintaining the District. It was decided to accept the proposal of CDC Unlimited, LLC, the firm that has served the District for the past 20 plus years.

Excerpts from the Operator’s Report (EDP)

  • Total water produced last month 77,028,000 gallons (60.34% was surface water)
  • Adjusted water accountability 95.7%
  • Sidewalk replacements around manholes 7
  • Water meters which have reached 1.5 million gallons replaced last month 7

The board approved engagement of PALL Water to do an overall membrane system check at the surface water treatment plant at an estimated cost of $10,000. This check will consist of an onsite two-day review to help pinpoint problem areas and provide
recommendations to optimally operate the plant.

Each meter is read in 1,000-gallon increments and is recorded using only the first four numbers (shown in white). For the purposes of monthly reads and billing the numbers in black should be ignored.

If the small red dial on your meter is moving, there is some amount of water flowing through the meter and it may signify a leak on your private water line. To check for a leak, ensure that all water inside and outside of your house has been turned off and monitor the small red dial. Allow for the possibility that a refrigerator icemaker may come on or someone in the house may flush a toilet. But if the red dial continues to turn there may be a leak. Common sources of leaks are running toilets, dripping faucets, sprinkler systems and cracked or broken house lines.

District Administration Building

The board was advised by Method Architecture that construction drawings are almost complete for the proposed building which now measures approximately 4,104 sq. ft. Its exterior is planned to be a combination of natural stone and brick with parking in front and on the north and south sides. The building will be situated near the fire station in the front corner of the District’s park on Pitts Road. It is expected that construction bids will be opened November 17 and it is hoped that the board will be able to approve a contractor at its next regular meeting November 24, Once final decisions have been made on floor plan and exterior this data will be included in a future newsletter and posted on the District’s web site.

Click here to view Projects Under Construction.

News and September Board Meeting Highlights

Public Hearing and Adoption of Tax Rate for 2021

PGMUD board president Ryan Yokubaitis opened the meeting conducted by telephone conference call and asked for public comment regarding the proposed tax rate for the coming year.  Paul Metcalf asked for clarification as to the exact rate and was advised that the proposed total tax would remain the same as last year at 63.5 cents per $100 of taxable value.  The board then adopted that tax rate by unanimous vote.

Report From Trash Hauling Company WCA

Trevor Royal representing WCA was asked why there had been a noticeable increase in garbage collection complaints in the previous 30 days.  He advised the board that in late August the company took delivery of six new trash hauling trucks and retired the old ones.  Unfortunately, all the new trucks required additional work and they were not able to be used on a full schedule.  Mr. Royal said the problems have been resolved and service errors should diminish sharply.

Report From PGVFD

Fire Chief Joe Woolley reported normal activity with no major fires or unusual events.  There were 85 calls for service as follows:  51 Pecan Grove, 18 Waterside, 10 Harvest Green, 6 Mutual Aid.

The fire department currently has 30 volunteers and is actively seeking to recruit up to 10 more.  Volunteers  should live in the PG area and be open to fire fighting training and once certified respond to emergency calls.  For information about the volunteer program go the PGVFD website:  www.pecangrovefire.org.

Report From FBCSO

Nobody from the Sheriff’s office was available to report.  However, the board voted to approve renewal of the patrol deputy contract for the new fiscal year beginning October 1.  The cost of the patrol contract is shared 20% by PGMUD and 80% by these homeowner associations which receive the patrol service :  POA, HOA and Grove CIA.

Report From Time and Seasons on Operations of the Parks

There were three pavilion reservations during September.

T&S lowered flags to half-staff on September 11, 2020 at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park in honor of Patriots Day.

T&S lowered flags to half-staff on September 19, 2020 at Pecan Grove Park and Memorial Park to honor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of August.

T&S is coordinating mowing proposals for District maintenance. I will present more information at the October meeting.

Excerpts From Operator’s Report  (EDP)

Water Accountability 99.5%

Total Water Produced 60,133,000 gallons (57.6% was surface water)

Action Items – Repair Items Requiring Board Authorization

The board approved new repairs totaling approximately $37,000.

Other Operational Matters

There were many water distribution, sanitary sewer and storm water repairs completed during the month

Meter Replacement:  EDP continues to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,985 meters replaced to date, with 21 meter(s) replaced this month.

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month:  None

District Administration Building

At its August meeting the board reviewed proposed construction plans and decided to reduce the size of the proposed building and its parking area with the goal of making the total estimated cost be no more than $1,000,000.  The TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) has approved financing the building with $1,000,000 which is remaining from bonds originally issued in 2010 to pay for construction of the surface water treatment plant. The board was advised that the revised construction plans are 90% complete.

Visitors to the Pecan Grove MUD Website Last Month:  2,420

Report from the District Engineer (Odyssey Engineering Group)

PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Bullhead Slough Rehabilitation

The District is dredging silt out of Bullhead Slough and rehabilitating the side slopes which have eroded over time.  Project includes installing ShoreSox product at the water’s edge to stabilize and prevent future erosion.

Project includes eastern and middle sections of Bullhead.  Rehabilitation of the western section (nearest Mason Road) of Bullhead will be performed in the future with construction likely to begin in first quarter of 2021.

Contractor is complete with Phase 1 rehabilitation with only project clean up remaining.

Residents are reminded that, until contractor is completely demobilized, this will be an active construction site.  DO NOT enter construction site at any time.  Unauthorized access to the construction area places the unauthorized visitor and construction crews at risk.

Improvements to Raw Water Tanks at Surface Water Treatment Plant

The District is installing a floating mixer in each of the raw water storage tanks at the Surface Water Treatment Plant located off Skinner Road.  The mixers create constant movement in the raw water to limit sediment from settling to the bottom of the tank. In addition, stairs and walkways are being installed as part of this project to improve operator access to the tanks.

Project is under construction. Sediment in the west tank has been removed contractor will remobilize to complete construction on the project.

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).

Construction is nearing completion and the water plant is expected to be placed back in service in October.

North Pump Station Improvements

The District is improving the access to the north pump station by adjusting the headwall and grading modifications.  Project also includes automation of the pumps based on level of water in Bullhead Slough. The intent of this improvement is that if heavy rains cause water in Bullhead Slough to rise to a predetermined level and Oyster Creek is too high to allow gravity flow, the pumps will come on automatically and remove flood water into Oyster Creek (no manual intervention required).

Construction activity is nearing completion and expected to be fully complete in early October.

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.).

Notice to Proceed has been issued.  Contractor will mobilize in October to begin construction operations.

Completed Projects

Since the residents approved the bond authorization in 2018, the District has completed (or is nearing completion) of the following projects.

Upcoming Capital Improvement Projects

The following projects are included in the new fiscal year budgets and were authorized by the District to commence:

  • Automatic Transfer Switch for Water Plant 1 & Water Well 5
    Project includes installation of necessary components to allow the connection of a portable generator to provide electricity to the facilities, if the electrical grid is not providing the required electricity.
  • Epoxy Repairs on Structural Levee
    Project includes regrouting and applying of epoxy to maintain the structural levee walls in the District.
  • Bullhead Slough – Phase Two
    Project will dredge and rehabilitate the side slopes of the portion of Bullhead Slough between Oyster Creek and Farmer Road.
  • Main Channel Clean Out – Phase Two and Three
    Project includes dredging of the main drainage channel between Pitts Road and Plantation Road and the South Pump Station, located at F.M. 359
  • Purchase of Water-Gate Barriers
    District will purchase additional temporary flood fighting features to aid in deployment in key areas around the levee, specifically along FM 359.

The District has identified the following locations for deployment of the Water-gate barriers in the event of rising Brazos River flood waters:

  • Across F.M. 359 approximately 500-feet north of the intersection with Plantation Drive
  • Across F.M. 359 approximately 2,000-feet south of the intersection with Plantation Drive (just south of the Campanile at Jones Creek Senior Living Center
  • Across access road to District’s wastewater treatment facility
  • Across Southern Place Drive

Water-gate barriers will only be deployed in accordance with the District’s approved Emergency Action Plan (EAP).

The Water-gate barriers have many benefits and make deployment easier.  You can visit this website (http://www.hydroresponse.com/watergate.htm) to witness how the water-gate barriers work in rising flood waters.

Levee Survey

District will engage a surveyor to perform a full topographic survey of the levee, including redundant levee, structural levee and related storm sewer.

 

News and August Board Meeting Highlights

Excerpts From Operator’s Report (EDP)

Water Accountability
  • Percent Accountability 99.4 %
  • PGMUD Total Metered Water 64,457,000
  • Amount Produced 64,846,000
  • Amount Unaccounted for 389,000
  • Amount Used for Maintenance, Est. 50,000
  • Amount Lost Due to Known Leaks, Est. 150,000
  • Adjusted Accountability 99.7%

Water source last month: 75.6% surface (Oyster Creek) 24.4% ground (wells)

Lift Station #7 Fence Replacement

I was authorized at the May meeting to replace the lift station #7 driveway fence. The fence has been replaced and the work is excellent.

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month
  • 3102 Old South Dr Sidewalk Repair Surrounding District Manhole
  • 2203 Pleasant Shade Sidewalk Repair Surrounding District Manhole
  • 1915 Hanover Springs Sidewalk Repair Surrounding District Manhole
  • 1911 Hill Forest CT Sidewalk Repair Surrounding District Manhole
  • 1203 Mayweather Ln Sidewalk Repair Surrounding District Manhole
Action Items – Repair Items Requiring Board Authorization
  • Surface Water Treatment Plant Lobby Air Conditioner Compressor Replacement
    I am requesting authorization to replace the surface water treatment plant lobby air conditioner compressor for an estimated cost of $4,900.00. The current compressor is not able to hold a charge and repair is not possible.
  • Surface Water Treatment Plant Carrier Water Meter Replacement
    I am requesting authorization to replace the surface water treatment plant carrier water meter for an estimated cost of $4,000.00. The current meter is not reading correctly and repairing the current unit is not possible.
  • Surface Water Treatment Plant Sludge Well Pump #2 Repair
    I am requesting authorization to repair the surface water treatment plant sludge well pump #2 for an estimated cost of $7,900.00. The mechanical seals, bushings, and roller bearings are in need of replacement.
  • Surface Water Treatment Plant Forklift Repair
    I am requesting authorization to repair the surface water treatment plant forklift for an
    estimated cost of $3,000.00. The speed sensors and bearings for the rear wheels have gone bad and need to be replaced.
In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs
  • 08/07/20 1510 Giles Main Break Repair
  • 08/03/20 2015 Plantation Sewer Lateral Replacement
  • 07/28/20 1614 Mahan Service Line Repair
  • 07/27/20 2326 Woven Wood Dr Service Line Repair
  • 07/27/20 2915 Old South Dr Service Line Repair
Meter Replacement

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,964 meters replaced to date, with 2 meter(s) replaced this month.

Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department Update

Fire chief Joe Woolley reported:

  • 118 calls for emergency service.
  • 70 calls were located in Pecan Grove
  • 28 calls were located in Waterside
  • 14 calls were located in Harvest Green
  • 6 calls were to mutual aid another agency or outside our area

Nothing big or out of the ordinary, but the volume of calls was noticeably higher than last month, Normal medical calls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fire/Medical Alarms.

Sheriff’s Office Update

Lt. Wayne Hastedt reported:

  • 215 dispatched calls
  • 0 burglaries or thefts (but 1 car left unlocked was ransacked)
  • 3 arrests
  • 1 traffic stop (officers have reduced contact to a minimum to avoid COVID-19 spread)

Renewal of Contract Deputy Contract

The PGMUD board reviewed a contract deputy budget proposal from Fort Bend County that would take effect when the next fiscal year begins October 1. That proposal calls for 3 deputies to be assigned to patrol Pecan Grove (but not Pecan Lakes which opted not to participate). The cost is expected to be $26,090 per month. Pecan Grove MUD would pay 20% of the cost and the 80% remainder would be shared by POA, HOA and CIA. The PGMUD board voted to approve the contract deputy proposal subject to approval by all three of the partner homeowner associations.

Update on Proposed Regional Park and Pickleball Courts

Commissioner Andy Meyers has led a push to develop the land north of Frost Elementary School and west of Mason Road into a regional park. That project got a big boost when Commissioners Court allocated it $2 million of the Parks Bond issue that voters will have an opportunity to approve in the upcoming November election.

Commissioner Meyers has also endorsed the building of Pickleball courts on land to be acquired adjacent to and just south of the Harlem Road park.

From Robert Pechukas, Manager of Policy & Administration, Commissioner Andy Meyers:

We have $2 million allocated in the parks bond for the potential regional park and another $250k for Harlem Road Park (for the pickleball courts). We have not moved forward with the Pickleball courts as of yet, but will get back on track after a few other items that are higher priority are finalized.

Operations of the Parks

Report by Marcus Campbell, Owner of Time and Season

  • Due to COVID-19, T&S (Time and Season) completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of August
  • T&S coordinated with WCA to have recycle bins at the Pecan Grove Park. They were delivered on August 10th, and will remain until further notice by WCA. See photo below.
  • T&S treated fire ants at Windmill Park.
  • T&S is working with CDC to complete irrigation repairs and upgrades at Windmill Park. I expect this work to be completed by next week.

The Board reviewed the question of whether to change the name of Windmill Park. The consensus was to keep that name. The board also reviewed and referred to the Parks Committee the following suggestion made by Marilyn Ewing via the “contact” menu item on the District’s website. Her suggestions follow:

Place a picnic table in Gazebo, there are benches but no table. Update play equipment with bright and colorful and new design. Add on side or across street by basketball court. Adult outdoor exercise equipment. Parents or others can work out while kids play.

If you have a suggestion for an improvement or addition to any of the District parks, please send an email via the PGMUD website.

District Administration Building

The Board was informed that the building planning committee would meet August 26 with the architectural firm handling building design to further refine details for the building. The next step will be to produce construction drawings so that bids for construction can be obtained. This building is planned for the southeast corner of Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road.

Bullhead Slough Silt Removal and Shoreline Stabilization

As previously reported, two sections of Bullhead Slough are being deepened and their shoreline fitted with a system to prevent erosion of their banks.

The brown object at the right center of the photo below is referred to as a dewatering bag. The bag(s) is filled by sucking silt from the bottom of the channel and storing it in a dewatering bag. Over approximately a 30 day period the water seeps out of the bag and finds its way back into Bullhead Slough. With the water gone what remains is dirt. To finish the job, the bag is cut open and the dirt removed and hauled away.

Miscellaneous Items

Current year to date collection of ad valorem taxes due: 98.35%

Last year to date collection of ad valorem taxes due: 98.40%

Total visitors to Pecan Grove Municipal Utility District website: 1,173

Total subscribers to News and Alerts: 3428

News and July Board Meeting Highlights

Excerpts From Operator’s Report

PGMUD Total Metered Water: 51,455,000 gallons

Amount Produced: 59,304,000 gallons

Adjusted Accountability: 87.1%

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month

  • 1806 Pilgrim Journey
Tree Removal

I am requesting authorization to remove a group of District owned trees along the property line of 902 Bent Creek Ct for an estimated cost of $5,200.00. The homeowner would like to replace their fence, but the trees have grown into the property line, preventing the work from being done. At the meeting the board approved this request.

Meter Replacement

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,962 meters replaced to date, with 3 meter(s) replaced this month.

Message Language on Next Water Bill

The customer service office will be closed and there will be no garbage pick-up or recycling on Labor Day, September 7th. Normal pick-up will resume on September 10th.

If you have an outside leak or sewer problem, call us before calling a plumber. We are here to help 24/7.

Operation of the Parks

  1. Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of July.
  2. Termite treatment was completed at Windmill Park.
  3. Mosquito treatment was completed at Pecan Grove Park & the Levee.
Action Item Request & Updates

I was authorized last month to make repairs to irrigation at Windmill Park. This has been completed.

The board discussed whether the park recently acquired from the Pecan Grove POA should continue to be called “Windmill Park.” It was decided to ask the parks committee to study the question of name and what additional facilities should be built. The public therefore has an opportunity to suggest names and improvements for the park. One easy way to accomplish this  is to go to www.pecangrovemud.com and on the menu line select “contact.” Scroll down and find the contact form. You can send your suggestion to individual directors or the entire board.

Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department Update

Fire chief Joe Woolley reported that according to Fort Bend County there are 36 active COVID-19 cases in the PGVFD coverage area: Pecan Grove, Waterside and Harvest Green.

The board reviewed and approved the PGVFD audit report for last year and the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020 which continues fire protection service fee at $11.00 per household.  As a part of the discussion about the budget it was observed that the service fee has remained constant for 5 years and there appeared to be a consensus among the PGMUD board members that beginning the fiscal year starting October 1, 2021 it would be reasonable for the fire department to request a rate adjustment in line with the consumer price index (CPI). Chief Woolley’s report continues below:

  • 81 calls for emergency service
  • 47 calls were located in Pecan Grove
  • 19 calls were located in Waterside
  • 12 calls were located in Harvest Green
  • 3 calls were located outside of our district
  • 0 calls were to mutual aid another agency

Nothing big or out of the ordinary, normal medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, fire/medical alarms.

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases, I have suspended in person training and meetings through the end of July. We will review the situation at the end of the month and make the decision to continue the suspension or open back up and at what level.

We would like to thank the community for their efforts in stopping the spread of the virus. Staying home, wearing face coverings and avoiding gatherings of 10 or more really helps us serve you.

Remember, if you experience a medical issue and feel like you need to be checked out, DO NOT wait to call because you’re afraid of the reports of the hospital situations. We will respond along with Fort Bend County EMS and evaluate your situation. If you do not need to go to the hospital, we will let you know. However, if it is serious and you do need to go, you will be transported. The important message here is don’t wait until it is too late.

It is the time of the year when the tropics fire up. Make sure you are ready, stock up on water, non-perishable food items, batteries, keep your vehicles filled with fuel etc. If you have a portable generator and we lose power, remember Safety First. Don’t run the generator indoors, not even in the garage. Carbon Monoxide is deadly. Also watch out for electrical shock.

Sheriff’s Office Update

No representative of the Sheriff’s office signed in to the meeting.

Bullhead Slough Improvements

The photo below illustrates two major improvements being carried out on two sections of Bullhead Slough. The floating platform in the waterway is directing a large hose which is sucking silt from the bottom to deepen the channel. The increased depth will improve Bullhead Slough’s capacity as a storm water detention facility. A deeper channel will also improve reliability of the aerators and help reduce growth of vegetation.

Also illustrated is the installation of a shoreline maintenance system called ShoreSox. The material is anchored in place along the shoreline and grass sod will be installed which will grow through the ShoreSox. The resulting system has been proven effective in maintaining the integrity of waterway shorelines in other areas.

Jones Creek Slope Repair Update

The work to stabilize the bank of Jones Creek adjoining Pecan Lakes has been completed.  The bank has been lined with steel cages of rocks whose purpose is to allow flood water that soaks the bank behind the baskets to drain quickly to the creek. The picture below was taken midway through the project and illustrates the rock-filled cages in place.

Administration Building Update

The board received a report that construction drawings would be delivered the week beginning August 3.  After these drawings are received, bids will be solicited for construction of the building.  It was decided to hire two contractors:  one to do the site preparation and the other to construct the building.

PecanGroveMUD.com Website Activity

Visits to the site last month: 1,862

Total subscribers to News and Board Meeting Highlights: 3,378

Odyssey Engineering Report on Construction Projects

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News + June Board Meeting Highlights

Fourth of July Fireworks Postponed (Excerpts From PG POA Report)

After reviewing the latest rising trends with COVID-19 cases in the Houston area in the past two weeks, and considering the guidance of local health officials, the POA Board has decided to POSTPONE our scheduled July 4th Fireworks event until later this year.

We are thankful to Sky Wonder Pyrotechnics (Fireworks Vendor), PGVFD and MUD board for their efforts to help us pivot and keep the show going on at Pecan Grove Park off Pitts Road on short-notice…we ALL wanted to make this work for the community.

FEMA Urges Flood Insurance Purchase

Recently PGMUD received a message from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) asking the District to suggest that residents purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). They asked that Pecan Grove residents be made aware of these informative web sites:

Please be aware that Flood Insurance must be purchased 30 days prior to any flooding event in most cases.

Flood Insurance Coverages and Claims

Flood Maps and Flood Map Changes

Excerpts from EDP Report (The District’s Operator)

  • Pecan Grove MUD has again this year continued the designation of Superior Water Quality from TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).
  • Water Accountability: 99.3 % (Total gallons produced 59,908,000, Total metered 59, 507,000)
  • Water Source:  Surface water 75.7%,  Ground (wells) water 24.3%
  • Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month
    • 1915 Hanover Springs Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Water Valve

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,958 meters replaced to date, with 1 meter(s) replaced this month.

Report from Marcus Campbell of Time & Season (The District’s Park Manager)

  • Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of June.
  • I was authorized last month to install Kiddie Cushion at the Pecan Grove Park. This is complete.
  • I was authorized last month to install sand in the volleyball area at Pecan Grove Park. This is complete.
  • T&S installed sand in the volleyball court and playground at Windmill Park. The pavilion and playground equipment have been cleaned.
  • I am requesting authorization to repair irrigation at Windmill Park for an estimated cost of $3,000.00.
  • I am requesting authorization to repair the expansion joints inside the pavilion as well as sidewalks at Windmill Park for an estimated cost of $7,000.00.

Report From Fire Chief Joe Woolley

  • 80 calls for emergency service.
  • 49 calls were located in Pecan Grove
  • 15 calls were located in Waterside
  • 11 calls were located in Harvest Green
  • 3 call were located outside of our district
  • 2 call were to mutual aid another agency
  • Nothing big or out of the ordinary, Normal medical calls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fire/Medical Alarms.
  • As most of you are aware, we have our annual 5 Miles My Way fun run coming up on July 4th. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been consulting with our county health officials discussing the rising numbers of Covid 19 cases, the precautions we need to put in place and recommendations to the public attending the event. The County Health Officials recommend that the department not hold the event due to the current spike in COVID-19 cases, the current hospital situation, the number of participants and the inability to maintain adequate social/physical distancing during certain times of the event.As your Fire Chief, it is my duty to do what is best to maintain the safety of the participants and residents of the community that we love and serve. Taking everything into consideration for the safety of our community and our personnel, I have decided to postpone our Annual 5 Miles My Way fun run to later in the year (date TBD, but possibly Labor Day or Thanksgiving Week).

    This was a very difficult decision to make. Our annual 5 Miles My Way fun run has been held for over 30 years and it brings our community together as we celebrate July 4th. This is one of two annual fundraisers that combined, provide approximately $40,000.00 to our annual budget. Both events have now been postponed as the safety of our community is our top priority.
  • Our Golf tournament has been moved to October 19, 2020. There will be more information coming out as this date gets closer.
  • Our annual audit has been completed and sent to Mrs. Miller, for your review.

Report From Trevor Royal of WCA (The District’sTrash Hauling Service)

  • Effective with the next contract year which begins October 1, the fee for trash hauling will be reduced from $13.14 to $12.98 per household.
  • An updated recycle flyer outlining permissible and non-permissible items is now available at  https://www.pecangrovemud.com/trash/  This flyer will be included as an insert with the next water bill.

Excerpts from Off Cinco Report (The District’s Website Provider)

  • Visitors to PGMUD’s website: 1570
  • Subscribers to News and Alerts: 3370

Odyssey Engineering Report on Construction Projects

News + May Board Meeting Highlights

The PGMUD board meeting was held May 26, 2020.  It was conducted by telephone conference (due to the COVID-19 emergency) beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:25 p.m.

Fire Department Report (Written by Fire Chief Woolley)

  • 93 calls for emergency service.
  • 64 calls were located in Pecan Grove
  • 16 calls were located in Waterside
  • 7 calls were located in Harvest Green
  • 3 calls were located outside of our district
  • 3 calls were to mutual aid another agency

Nothing big or out of the ordinary, Normal medical calls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fire/Medical Alarms.

Update on Covid-19

We are continuing our operation the same, following the protocol set by Fort Bend County EMS and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services. Basically, we are treating every patient as if they are positive. So, if you have a medical emergency and we respond, we will provide you with a mask for you or a caregiver to place on you for precaution. Don’t be alarmed. We are continuing to limit our exposure by only sending 1 firefighter inside your home on non-life threatening situations and having you walk outside. Life threatening emergencies (Cardiac Arrest, Difficulty Breathing etc.) we will handle as normal, doing whatever we need to. We will wear much more P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment).

We have found our high-water vehicle; it will be delivered on Thursday. We will need to complete some upfitting, ie; Emergency lighting, Radio, A rear lift gate, Stripping & Paint. Our first step is taking it to our mechanic to service and go through it. Our goal is to have it in service for this hurricane season.

Our Golf tournament has been moved to November for now.

We are still moving forward with the Five Miles My Way fun run on July 4th. We will be registering each weekend in June in front of the Daycare in Randall’s parking lot.

Our annual audit is under way, we met with the auditor on the 19th From 9:00 thru 6:30. The site visit and gathering of all necessary documentation have been completed. We will provide the final audit when we receive it.

Sheriff’s Office Report

  • One family violence arrest
  • One Burglary of a vehicle (wallet removed)
  • Zero burglaries of habitation or business

The FBSO has committed to increased surveillance of the levee using specialized vehicles.  Officers will warn or issue citations to anyone caught operating a motorized vehicle on the levee without authorization.

Parks Report (Written by Marcus Campbell – Time & Season Management)

Due to COVID-19, T&S completed additional cleaning as per the approval of the board for the month of May.

T&S installed new temporary signs at Pecan Grove Park for social distancing on May 3rd when playground and pavilion opened.

The shade structure has been installed.

I am requesting authorization to install 100 cubic yards of kiddie cushion at the Pecan Grove Park for $10,000.00. This was included in the budget for this fiscal year.

I am requesting authorization to install 12-15 cubic yards of sand in the volleyball area at Pecan Grove Park for an estimated cost of $1,500.00.

On May 19th, we added a post on the District’s website stating PGMUD has taken ownership of Windmill Park and will work towards repairs in the coming weeks and months. The following is a list of items we are currently working on that need immediate attention:

  • Cleaning of trash
  • Pest control (completed)
  • Pressure washing – playground equipment & pavilion
  • Adding sand and backfilling around uneven areas
  • Fixing broken playground equipment that can be fixed immediately
  • Replacement of signage

Trash Collection Matters (Text Approved by WCA)

Pecan Grove MUD residents may now report trash or recycle collection problems by going to www.pecangrovemud.com.  Near the top of the home page will be this link: Report Trash/Recycle problem.  Your report will be routed to WCA operations. Please wait 2 hours past your normal pick up time to send a report.  This is because, especially on heavy trash days, your truck may have had to go to the landfill to empty its load.  If you have been missed, WCA will make every effort to circle back and provide service.

FYI  it is not necessary to put trash or recycle containers in the street.  Recycle containers not placed in the street should be placed within 18 inches of the curb with wheels away from the curb.  This placement is necessary because recycle is sometimes picked up by a truck with a mechanical arm.  That arm can reach a container that is placed within 18 inches of the curb.  Trash containers may be placed on the sidewalk or as close to the street as practical.

Please remember trash placed in a recycle container WILL NOT BE PICKED UP even if it is labeled “trash”.

Operator’s Report (Written and Provided by EDP)

Sidewalk Improvements From Previous Month
  • 2003 Lake Dale Ct Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Water Valve
  • 2415 Cooling Breeze Dr Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Manhole
  • 1703 Copperwood Ln Sidewalk Repair Surrounding Water Valve
Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Has Been Completed
Water Accountability
  • Percent Accountability 97.7 %
  • PGMUD Total Metered Water 48,002,000
  • Amount Produced 49,128,000
  • Amount Unaccounted for 1,126,000
  • Amount Used for Maintenance, Est. 50,000
  • Amount Lost Due to Known Leaks, Est. 150,000
  • Adjusted Accountability 98.1%
In-Progress Water Distribution, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Repairs
  • 05/18/20 1915 Rambling Stone Service Line Repair
  • 05/05/20 2526 Glen Haven Ln Curb Stop Leak
  • 05/05/20 1523 Pecan Branch Dr Service Line Repair
  • 05/01/20 2439 Standing Oaks Ln Valve Stack Repair
Significant Repairs From Previous Month
  • SWTP (surface water treatment plant) Purchased New Cl2 Roller and Tubes
  • SWTP Installed New Motor on Flash Mix Pump
  • SWTP Purchased Items to be Used at SWTP
  • SWTP Ran Belt Press After Hours
  • WP #3 Installed New Air Relief and Isolation Valves on HPTs
  • WWTP Replaced Chlorine Cylinder Hoist
  • 1403 Hobson Dr Replaced Leaking Service Line
  • 1422 Emmott Dr Replaced Leaking Service Line
  • 2222 Spanish Forest Landscape Repair Post Service Line Replacement
  • 1522 Country Squire Replaced Leaking Service Line
  • 1011 Morton League Ct Replaced Revere Grade Sewer Lateral
  • 2339 Trail Wood Repaired Broken Sewer Line
Meter Replacement

We continue to replace meters as they approach the one and one half million gallon mark as well as hard to read and stuck meters. There is a total of 4,957 meters replaced to date, with 2 meter(s) replaced this month.

Total Connections 4,486

Preliminary Plans for a District Administration Building were reviewed.

This building would be approximately 4,600 square feet and would provide office space for EDP personnel serving the District.  It would contain a large multi-purpose meeting room suitable for the PGMUD monthly board meetings.  That same room and its kitchen and audio facilities would be available for rental to Pecan Grove residents for their private events.

Election of Directors Confirmed

The board accepted  three newly elected directors’ Sworn Statements and Oaths of Office for new four-year terms ending in May 2024.  These directors were unopposed in the election that would have been held May 2, 2020:  Chuck Bertrand, Stephen Crow, and Jean Gobar. The board voted to continue unchanged the officer titles and committee assignments of all board members.

Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance

The District has been asked by Fort Bend County to publicize the availability of financial assistance for eligible residents of FBC.  The text which follows was extracted from the flyer advising availability of such assistance.

Fort Bend County has approved $19.5 million in funding from the federal CARES Act to support our residents, which will help eligible citizens pay their rent, mortgage and utilities from June 2020 through November 2020. The County allocated an additional $2 million for utility assistance.

Online Applications Begin June 1st at 8am

Phone 281-238-CARE (281-238-2273)

https://www.fbchhs.org/social-services/request-services