NFBWA Reclaimed Water Distribution System Construction Update

North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) began construction of a reclaimed water distribution system within Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 146 on March 1st, 2021. The project is currently under construction in our District and is expected to be complete in December 2021. The project includes the installation of underground pipelines throughout the District to provide reclaimed water for irrigation of our District green spaces and for filling our amenity lakes. The reclaimed water system will reduce the District potable water demand by approximately 260,000 gallons per day. In addition to reducing the District’s demand for potable drinking water, the reclaimed water will be provided at a reduced cost and will benefit the region by reducing our dependence on ground water.

The project is currently in the 3rd phase of construction, which includes areas along Winston Ranch Parkway, Prairie Manor Drive, James long Parkway, Delta Lake, and Mason Road. Construction impact is expected to be minimal as most pipelines are routed through existing District rights-of-way. Pipes are installed using directional drilling methods to minimize disruption of roadways and utilities and reduce impact to sidewalks, landscaping and our green spaces.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit www.nfbwa.com. Questions or comments about the project may be directed to https://www.nfbwa.com/contact-us.

General inquiries for areas within Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 146 may be directed to http://www.fbmud146.org/contact.

Long Meadow Farms (FBCMUD 146 and 194) Reclaimed Water Distribution Construction Phasing Plan

Board Meeting Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Board of Directors of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm. During the meeting, the District’s Engineer will provide an update on Bellfort Farms including their recommendations to address drainage, fences and trees concerns within the District’s 40-foot reserve.

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NFBWA to Begin Construction of Non-Potable Water Distribution Network

The North Fort Bend Water Authority (the “NFBWA”) is expected to begin construction of a non-potable water distribution system within Long Meadow Farms in both Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 (the “District”) and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 194 (“MUD 194”) in January 2021. The project includes the installation of underground water lines throughout the District and MUD 194 to provide non-potable water for irrigation and amenity lake level maintenance. The non-potable water, which is Type 1 Effluent water, is safe for human contact but not treated to the stringent level of drinking/potable water. The buried non-potable water line network is separate from the potable water lines network. The new non-potable system will reduce potable water use by approximately 0.26 million gallons per day. Construction impact is expected to be minimal, because directional drilling methods will be utilized to minimize disruption of roadways and utilities and to reduce impact to sidewalks and landscaping. The project is being funded by the NFBWA, and the new non-potable system is expected to be operational by approximately the fourth quarter of 2021.

Entities drawing water from a well within the Fort Bend Subsidence District (the “FBSD”) must have a Ground Water Reduction Plan (“GRP”) that implements a 60% reduction of groundwater reliance by 2025. The NFBWA was created to develop a long-term supply of alternative water sources in an effort to reduce the impacts of subsidence in Fort Bend County, to conserve water resources, and to educate people on the value of water. The District has partnered with the NFBWA to meet the FBSD mandates and instill conservation practices through reclaimed water.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit www.nfbwa.com.

For more information about the FBSD, please visit www.fbsubsidence.org.