Residential Recycling Collection Process

In September you received a new 65-gallon cart for the collection of all of your recyclable materials. This upgraded service has been provided for you (Longmeadow Farms) by WCA at no additional charge to the customer. You will find that this larger capacity will greatly reduce the amount of your household trash and present a cleaner way to recycle.

Documents pertaining to the recycling process can be found below and on the Resource Center page:

Update on Reports of High Water Usage

The Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 Board of Directors (the “Board”) held a special meeting, on October 1, 2015, to listen to resident questions and concerns regarding the recent high water usage and utility bills. The Board takes these concerns seriously and generated the following list of action items at the end of the meeting:

  • The Board instructed its operator to not send upcoming delinquent letters and decided it will not impose any late charges on these current bills until after the Board can more fully discuss and investigate the concerns raised regarding high water usage and utility bills at the Board’s regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Long Meadow Farms Welcome Center.
  • The Board plans to compare the District’s water rates to other nearby districts and consider restructuring the water usage tiers and rates.
  • A self-appointed committee of residents (coordinating the scope with a Board liaison) will research and identify 2-3 independent audit firms that the Board will select from to conduct an independent audit of water usage calculations and the billing process and systems. This is in addition to the District’s independent financial audit already performed annually by a CPA.
  • The Board plans to continue its policy of asking the operator to hire an independent third party to do meter accuracy testing on randomly selected resident water meters, but also agreed to independently test the meter of any resident with unusual high usage who requests a test.
  • The Board plans to post master water meter testing/calibration information on the District’s website.
  • The Board plans to investigate reports of utility bills reflecting identical usage for certain months in the last several years and to ensure that meters are manually being read as reported.
  • The Board plans to determine the cost to use door tags on the dates the meters are read and the cost to install automated meters that electronically provide hourly or daily usage data to residents via phone apps or computer software.
  • The Board will obtain more information from EDP regarding the error tolerance of hand held meter reading equipment and discuss potential changes to the error tolerance.
  • EDP and the Board plan to investigate reports of poor customer service from EDP representatives.

Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips For Inside the Home

The average American family uses 320 gallons of water per day, make use of these tips to help save on your utility bill, and conserve water in your community.

    • Check all toilets in the house for leaks twice a year and repair a leaking toilet immediately.
    • Repair or replace dripping or leaking faucets and waterlines.
    • When washing dishes by hand, use a sink full of soapy water. Don’t let the water run continuously.

Click here for more water saving ideas.

Water Produced and Sold Facts

In response to customer inquiries concerning water bills received this month, the Board of Directors of Fort Bend MUD 146 would like you to have the following information to help answer questions.

  • As you may know, FB MUD 146 is required by law and by the Fort Bend Subsidence District to convert from using groundwater to using surface water. Surface water costs substantially more to produce than groundwater. The North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) is responsible for coordinating the conversion to surface water. More information about the NFBWA is available at: http://www.nfbwa.com/.
  • During the period of July 4, 2015 to August 11, 2015, no rainfall was recorded in the District.
  • Since the water meters were read on July 24, 2015, the District has rechecked approximately 100 water meters, and the recheck confirmed that all meter readings are correct.
  • The amount of water billed to customers increased by approximately 15 million gallons during the billing cycle from June 24, 2015 to July 24, 2015 and by an additional approximately 16.3 million gallons during the billing cycle from July 24, 2015 to August 24, 2015.
  • During the billing cycle from July 24, 2015 to August 24, 2015 the District produced a total of 62,452,000 gallons of water.

Click here to view detailed information.

Guidelines for New Residential Recycling Collection

Congratulations! You recently should have received a new 65-gallon cart for the collection of all of your recyclable materials. This upgraded service has been provided for you (Longmeadow Farms) by WCA at no additional charge to the customer. You will find that this larger capacity will greatly reduce the amount of your household trash and present a cleaner way to recycle.

Click here for more information.

About FBMUD 146

FBMUD No. 146 was created by the TCEQ in 2004, with the idea that providing water, drainage, sewer and other services to our communities was a job best done by a group of citizens who are residents of the District and who are elected by their neighbors. Operating as a MUD also allows broader latitude to customize services, promote community benefits and respond to opportunities that benefit our customers.