Flume Smart Water Monitor Can Help You Save Water

Fort Bend MUD 146, in cooperation with the North Fort Bend Water Authority, has partnered with Flume to bring Long Meadow Farms homeowners in Fort Bend MUD 146 a new tool to take control of home water usage! With Flume, you can effectively manage, monitor, and reduce indoor and outdoor water consumption. Take advantage of the Fort Bend MUD 146 rebate program when you purchase a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor.

Up to 40% of homes experience undetected water leaks and related damage. When left undetected, leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Flume’s Smart Home Water Monitor tracks water use via a mobile app and can be set to send notifications if it detects leaks or excess water use. 70% of new Flume customers find a leak, which can save homeowners from costly repairs and water bills.

According to the Texas Water Development Board, between 50% and 80% of water consumption is used outside the home. Studies done by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agency show that more than half of landscape irrigation water is wasted due to overwatering, inefficient watering practices and broken or poorly maintained irrigation systems. Flume’s Water Monitor tracks your entire property’s water usage and provides you with detailed insights into your irrigation usage. With Flume, you’ll see how much water you’re using and when – so you’ll know exactly where you can save water.

With simple self-installation, most people can install the Flume device in less than 15 minutes. Cutting pipes, or hiring a plumber, is not required. Once installed, the device will track water usage and provide the information to help customers conserve water, save money, and protect homes from costly leaks.

Flume gives you the power to:

  • Track water usage down to the minute
  • Receive alerts when leaks and excess water uses are detected
  • Set customizable water budgets
  • Monitor monthly water use and eliminate surprise water bills.

By participating in the Fort Bend MUD 146 Flume rebate program, Fort Bend MUD 146 customers can purchase a Flume Smart Water Monitor for $74 + tax and shipping (normally $199). A limited number of Flume’s are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click Here for more information and to sign up for the Fort Bend MUD 146 Flume Rebate Program

Boulevard Fence Replacement Project – Phase III

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 authorized construction of Phase III of the fence replacement project. The project is scheduled to begin March 14, 2022, starting at the south end of the project limit on James Long Parkway near Harvest Thistle Drive and progressing north along James Long Parkway toward Oyster Creek. The construction schedule and sequencing for Phase III of the fence replacement project is shown in the map below and will be updated as the project progresses.

The project includes removal of existing wood fencing, which will be replaced with brick walls utilizing the existing stone columns as part of Phase III of the replacement plan.  When the fence is removed, the Contractor will erect temporary chain link construction fence to secure resident’s property. The Contractor requests impacted residents secure pets, clearly mark any private utility lines in the yard (such as irrigation, gas grill, swimming pool, etc.) and turn off the irrigation prior to demolition beginning. The Contractor will be working within the existing utility easements and landscape reserves. The District requests that affected residents remove any items attached to the fence, and items that are within five feet of the fence line. Landscaping, decorative items, etc. should be removed or tied back away from the construction area. Residents that will be directly affected by the project will receive additional notifications prior to work taking place behind their property.

For more information about the Fence Replacement Project, or general inquiries related to FBCMUD146 parks and common areas, please contact us through the District’s website at http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/ with questions or comments.

Notice Regarding Signs

The Fort Bend MUD No. 146 Board of Directors is aware that signs have been placed on James Long Drive at the limits of the upcoming fence replacement project. These signs were placed by the contractor without the District’s review or approval. The District has directed the contractor to remove the signs immediately.

Delayed Trash Service Notice

Due to weather conditions, trash services will start two hours later this morning.

If there are any other delays or instances of service not being completed, we will let you know along with the plan for service on Saturday morning, if needed.