Mosquitoes aren’t just a bothersome itch, they are also carriers for the Zika virus and more. Here are a few safe treatments and natural prevention methods to keep your home bite-free.View Post
For those affected by Hurricane Harvey, knowing what to do next, where to find items that need replacing or contractors to help it get done, may be a bit of a challenge.To that end, the following list of resources has been compiled to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.View Post
HCMUD 1 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm. This month the meeting location has been changed to:
2817 West Dallas
Houston, Texas 77019
The public is welcome to attend.
Due to circumstances as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the recyclables which were scheduled to be picked up on 9/6 will not be collected until 9/10 (Sunday). Please have your recycle bins in the street no later than Sunday morning at 6:00am. We apologize for the inconvenience. Normal schedules for recycling should resume next week.View Post
Water services are fully operational and the water is safe to drink. Trash collection services are continuing as regularly scheduled, but high volume and lots of traffic at disposal sites may cause some delays for trash collection for residents. Thank you for your patience as we get through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.View Post
Don’t Forget to Turn Off Your Water!
You are preparing to leave your home for an extended time away, you make sure everything that you need is packed. You turn off the lights, re-program your thermostat and re-route your mail. But what about your water? What steps have you taken to secure your home from possible expensive water leaks while away?
A leak can happen at any time and it only takes a small water line leak in your home to cause serious water damage and/or escalate your water bill by hundreds of dollars. To help avoid this, we recommend shutting off the water to your home before leaving. This is easy to do and only takes a few minutes. By shutting off the water to your home, you could save money, avoid damage and gain peace of mind while away.
Unfortunately, many homeowners are uncertain about where their main water shut off valves are located or how to operate them when the need arises. While shutting off the water to your home may sound challenging, it is actually quite simple. The first step in shutting off your water is locating the shut off valves on your property. In the Houston area, a property can have as many as three shut off valves located in several different areas. These locations can be both inside and outside of your home. The most typical locations are:
Don’t Mix Up Your Other Lines: There are individual valves to turn off the water for a specific appliance (sink, toilet etc.). Although the shut-off to the water heater may look promising, that only affects the outflow of hot water from that point. Do not confuse your exterior gas shut-off (and connected gas meter) with water lines.
If you cannot locate your internal water shut-off as listed above, please contact your Operator to have your water shut off at the external meter, it is not recommended to tamper with the water meter yourself.