The W.I.S.E. Guys Residential Program

The W.I.S.E. Guys residential program is a free, no obligations, water conservation service currently being offered to Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 residents through water conservation initiatives offered by the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA). NFBWA created a program called Larry’s Toolbox to incentivize MUDs to conserve water. This program consists of nine (9) initiatives, all worth a set number of points, and if a MUD participates in enough initiatives to receive a minimum number of points, they will receive a discounted water rate the following year. The W.I.S.E. Guys residential program is just one of the nine (9) initiatives offered to MUDs by NFBWA. Currently, the District only needs to have nine (9) more residential water irrigation system evaluations performed by District residents to receive the achievable points available for this initiative.

The purpose of this program is to evaluate existing residential irrigation systems and make recommendations for improvements to the performance of the system and to the scheduling of the controller to eliminate unnecessary waste. The program allows for a licensed irrigator/representative to provide face-to-face education to the homeowner on efficient irrigation and proper controller scheduling which in turn will eliminate unnecessary waste and allow for residents to save money on their water bills. You are not required to make any adjustments or repairs to your system.

The W.I.S.E. Guys representative will not make any repairs to the system as part of the evaluation. The W.I.S.E Guys representative will only make the recommended adjustments to the system controller if the customer allows such adjustments. In many instances, the adjustment to the system controller is the first step to water conservation and cost savings. The homeowner is under no obligation to hire the W.I.S.E. Guys representative to repair the problems found within their system.

Click the following link to the North Fort Bend Water Authority’s website to register: http://www.vepollc.com/wise_request_gis.aspx?wid=1035. Your application will be assigned to an approved W.I.S.E. Guys contractor who will contact you within seven (7) days to schedule an evaluation.

Unrestrained and Free-Roaming Animals

This spring has seen perfect weather for enjoying the District’s outdoor amenities such as parks, playgrounds, and trails. Often our K9 best friends join us for our daily dose of exercise. The District has seen an increase in the number of reports of unrestrained dogs in area parks, lakes and along trails.

Although your dog may be kind and gentle, many people are very frightened by unrestrained dogs due to a personal bad experience. Unrestrained dogs may be overly enthusiastic with small children, as well as the young-at-heart, which may cause fear of the animal and increase the risk for dog bites or other injuries. Due to the risk of dog bites or other injuries, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained dogs are at increased risk of being bitten by wildlife present in the community, increasing the potential risk of the spread of rabies.

In order to protect the public health and reduce the risk of the spread of disease, including rabies, Fort Bend County has established regulations requiring the restraint of dogs when outside a dwelling. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in protecting the public using common areas and reducing the risk of disease, including rabies, within the community. As you enjoy the great outdoors with your pet, please help keep our community safe by abiding with dog restraint regulations! The District also encourages you to report all instances of unrestrained dogs. To report a dog bite or other emergency situation, please call 911. For non-emergency reports of unrestrained dogs, please contact Fort Bend County Animal Control Services (281) 342-1512.