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.