Residential Outdoor Water Leaks or Sewer Problems

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District NO. 146 (the District) provides water and wastewater services to the District’s approximately 1700 residential connections through Environmental Development Partners (EDP), a professional water utility operator providing services throughout the greater Houston area. EDP has been providing service to the District since 2012.

Residents that experience any type of outdoor leak or sewer problem at their home are encouraged to call EDP prior to contacting a plumber to help avoid unnecessary repairs or expenditures. EDP’s professional and experienced staff is available to assist residents and help diagnose those emergency issues 24 / 7.

Other routine services such as paying your water bill or setting up new water service can be addressed online at EDP’s website: http://www.edpwater.com/.

If you have an outside leak or sewer problem, call the District before calling a plumber. We are here to help 24/7.

The customer service telephone number is (832) 467-1599. You can also email your non-emergency questions/ comments to: CUSTOMERSERVICE@EDPWATER.COM.

Water Conservation Tips

The dog days of summer are here!  The recent triple digit temperatures has everyone scrambling to water their yard and plants, add water to their pool, refill the family pets water dish or break into their best rain dance.   Although Texas has recovered from the severe drought experienced a few years ago, the recent high temperatures should remind everyone of the need to conserve our most precious resource – WATER.

Did you know that during the summer months 50% – 80% of our water consumption is used outside according to the Texas Water Development Board?  And as much as half of that may be wasted?  With the rising cost of water, it benefits all of us to make a more conscious effort to conserve water.  So, as you scramble to stay cool this summer take a few minutes to think about how you can do your part to conserve.  Here are a few simple tips that you can implement at your home:

  • Water before 10am to save water and maintain plant health.
  • Regularly maintain your irrigation system to make sure water is being properly applied, sprinkler heads are free from debris, water is flowing at the proper pressure and the system does not have any leaks.
  • Ensure that irrigation heads are not watering sidewalks or driveways.
  • Instead of washing your own car at home, use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  • When revamping your landscape beds consider using drought tolerant and native plants that require less water.
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios, as opposed to hosing them off.
  • Harvest rainwater for landscape use with a rain barrel, it is great for your plants and can save you money on your water bill. Make sure your rain barrel is installed in a location approved by your homeowner’s association.  Rain barrels can be purchased at hardware stores or online.  Or construct one yourself; check out the TakeCareofTexas.org guide to rain water harvesting and rain barrel construction at the link below:

http://takecareoftexas.org/sites/default/files/publications/gi-383_3_0.pdf.