Covid-19 Announcement – South Houston

Attention,

At WCA, our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our customers and staff during this Coronavirus epidemic. Our drivers and crew members will be returning to full duty by the end of this week and WCA plans to resume service, business as usual, Monday, August 24, 2020.

How Will This Affect Your Service?

WCA residential service will resume to business as usual effective Monday, August 24, 2020.

Recycle Services

Effective August 24, 2020 – WCA is resuming recycle service for the greater Houston area.

Bulk Services

Effective August 24, 2020 – WCA is resuming recycle service for the greater Houston area.

We have taken the recommended health and safety precautions in response to the Coronavirus epidemic and will continue to do so. We will keep you informed of any future developments that affect your service.

We thank you for your partnership and for your patience while our crew members were in quarantine. Please take care and be safe throughout the remainder of this Coronavirus epidemic.

Sincerely,

WCA Municipal Department

Long Meadow Farms – Reclaimed Water Distribution System

The North Fort Bend Water Authority is sponsoring a new reclaimed water district system in Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 which is partially funded through the Texas Water Development Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

This reclaimed system will replace approximately 0.26 million gallons per day of potable water and reclaimed water from the Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 wastewater treatment plant in order to provide a cost effective and sustainable solution for green space irrigation and amenity lake level maintenance.

The Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 wastewater treatment plant serves Fort Bend County MUD Nos. 146 and 194, which are nearly built out and have a current population of approximately 7,895 and will have an estimated 2030 population of 7,955.

WCA Service Updates

Attention to WCA Customers,

At WCA, our highest priority during the COVID pandemic continues to be the health and well-being of our customers and staff. In recent days, several of our residential drivers from our South Houston Hauling Division have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. In accordance with recommended CDC guidelines, the helpers and other drivers who have been in close contact with these drivers are being quarantined.

Area Affected

Our South Houston Hauling Division, which provides waste collection services South of 290, up through downtown, and as far south as Missouri City, Texas, has been impacted by these health precautions, this includes our Bay City Hauling Division. All other Divisions of WCA/VF Waste Services will continue to operate business as usual. If your community resides in our South Houston or Bay City Hauling Division’s geographical boundary, it is possible your regular collection services will be temporarily affected. We are confident our collection crews will be back to full staffing shortly and any service disruption will be minimal.

Curbside Services

Effective August 10, 2020 – WCA is not making changes to curbside service. However, you may experience delays with your regular curbside service.

Recycle Services

Effective August 10, 2020 – WCA is suspending recycle service currently.

Bulk Services

Effective August 10, 2020 – WCA is suspending bulk service currently.

Please note that any suspended services will not be made up or pushed to another service day.

WCA Waste services made these decisions in furtherance of our health and safety commitment to our community and the WCA family. We thank you for your partnership and for your patience and continued trust in WCA/VF Waste Services.

Process for Determining Ownership and / or Reporting Sidewalk Problems

General

Homeowners living in Long Meadow Farms Community Association are responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks within the street right-of-ways adjoining their property. According to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Long Meadow Farms (CC&R’s), Article VIII. Architectural Restrictions, Section D.:

Before the construction of any residence is complete, the Builder shall construct in all adjacent street rights-of-ways a sidewalk four feet (4’) in width, parallel to the street curb in accordance with local standard and ordinances and the Building/Residential Design Guidelines. The sidewalk will extend the full width of the Lot. On corner Lots, the sidewalk shall extend the full width and depth of the Lot and up to the street curb at the corner and finished with the complement of required curb ramps. Sidewalks shall be kept in a well-maintained condition at all times. Cracked or broken concrete shall mean that the sidewalk is not in a well-maintained condition. The maintenance of all sidewalks is the responsibility of the owner.

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 (the District) owns and is responsible for maintaining concrete sidewalks in and adjoining District owned common areas. The District also owns underground water, sewer, and storm sewer facilities throughout the District.

Safe sidewalks and proactive maintenance of District facilities is a top priority for the District Board of Directors. To that end, the District has established a program to help residents identify ownership of sidewalk problems in the District. When the District can determine that the sidewalk problem is located on or adjoining District property or is caused by a District facility, the District will prioritize and schedule sidewalk repairs using the District’s public funds.

Procedure

Residents are encouraged to determine property ownership by visiting County maps available on-line through the Fort Bend County Appraisal District at https://www.fbcad.org/interactive-map. When visiting the map site, you simply enter the street address in the search box on the screen or navigate on the map to the location of your sidewalk problem. Once you find your location of concern, you simply click on the parcel adjoining the sidewalk problem. The parcel that you clicked on will be highlighted and an information box will appear on the screen. The property owner’s name will appear at the top of the box. Per the Long Meadow Farms CC&R’s, the adjoining landowner is responsible for maintenance of the sidewalk.

If the parcel adjoining the sidewalk problem is owned by the District or if the sidewalk is located within a parcel owned by the District, contact us and a District representative will investigate your concern and report back to you.

To request assistance from the District, contact the District by clicking on the following link: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact. The District will:

  • Confirm ownership of the property adjoining the sidewalk problem.
  • If the sidewalk is owned by the District, then the District will schedule an inspection of the sidewalk to confirm the sidewalk condition. The location and type of repair will be recorded and
    the location will be logged onto the list of identified District sidewalk repairs. Repair locations are prioritized based on the observed conditions and based on priority repairs are scheduled by the District.
  • If sidewalk maintenance is determined to be the responsibility of the Resident or a landowner other than the District, the District will check for existing District facilities at the reported problem location that could be a contributing factor in the sidewalk problem.
  • Once the maintenance responsibility is confirmed, based on the Deed restrictions, and the District has determine whether there is a possibility of a District facility contributing to the problem, the District will update the Resident with the findings of the District.
  • It is the District’s goal to report these initial findings to the Resident within ten (10) days of receiving the Resident’s request.
  • If a District facility is present, then the District will further investigate the request to determine if the District facility is contributing to the sidewalk problem. An inspection by the District will be scheduled within fourteen (14) days of the District’s initial report to the Resident.
  • Upon completion of the District’s inspection, a determination will be made establishing whether the District has any responsibility for making the repair. If the District has the legal authority to make the repair, then, the repair location will be recorded, prioritized, and the appropriate repair will be scheduled for a future repair.
  • Upon completion of the investigation and field inspection, the District will provide a final report to the Resident identifying the responsible party for making the repair and, as appropriate, any plans that the District has for completing the identified repairs.
  • At the request of the Resident, investigations by District personnel may be referred to the District Board of Directors for review.

Process for Determining Ownership and / or Reporting Sidewalk Problems (PDF)