Note from the Constable’s Office

As we embrace the beginning of school which is set for August 22nd our residents are reminded to prepare for a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Safety in and around our schools is a high priority.

Drivers are reminded to be conscious of designated crosswalks and pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to cross at designated crosswalks. If your child will be bicycling to school for the first time, familiarize them with a route to school you feel is safest prior to the start of school. Bicyclists should always wear an approve bicycle helmet and proper footwear (no sandals, flip-flops etc…).

Police officers from the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office and other law enforcement agencies will be out in force during school zone times. Drivers are reminded to be mindful of the 20 mph speed limits. Proper enforcement action will be taken for speed limit violations, use of cell phones in the school zones and seat belt compliance.

Together let’s make this a safe and prosperous school year for our community.

Constable Trever J. Nehls

New Traffic Signal

The new traffic signal at Delta Lakes and S. Mason will become functional beginning Friday, August 12th.

Emergency Preparedness Planning – Are You Prepared?

If you have lived in the greater Houston area for any length of time you know the question on everyone’s mind isn’t if a catastrophic event will occur, but when will it occur?  Whether it is flooding like we have seen in the recent year or a hurricane or tropical storm, emergency preparedness isn’t just smart planning, it is a necessity.

Fortunately, Fort Bend County is better prepared for a disaster than many other Counties in the nation. It only take one catastrophic event impacting the Houston area to cause damage to your home or business.  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District NO. 146 (FBCMUD146) wants to help our community plan and prepare for the unexpected by providing you with information and useful resources that can assist you in your efforts.  On the District’s website you will find numerous links to emergency preparedness websites and helpful phone numbers that will help you not only plan for an event, but help you stay abreast of the event as it unfolds.

So please visit our website at www.FBMUD146.org and let us help you stay safe and prepared.  Also visit http://www.fbcoem.org/go/doctype/1528/22662/ to receive emergency alerts from Fort Bend County.

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is a current event in the annual tropical cyclone season in the northern hemisphere; the season officially began on June 1st and ends on November 30, 2016.

Creating an Emergency Plan for Yourself and Your Family

An involved community is a prepared community, but you knowing what to do during a catastrophic event is not only your best protection but your responsibility as well.  No matter what type of event occurs it is prudent to assume that basic services such as water, electricity, phones and gas may be disrupted for a period of time.  Generally these services are restored first to facilities and structures that during a disaster assist in providing emergency and basic services to the public such as hospitals, water plants, fire stations, etc.

To best survive a disaster you should create a plan ahead of time that includes:

  • Informing yourself as to the types of catastrophic events that could affect you, your family and property in the area in which you live.
  • Teaching members of the family basic safety skills such as CPR, first aid; make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand and know how to use it.
  • Find the safest room in your home, your choice may vary depending on the type of event about to occur.
  • Make sure you have emergency numbers and website links handy and stored in multiple locations.  Everyone in the family should know how to dial 911.
  • Know how to turn off utilities such as gas, electricity and water valves and switches.
  • Have important documents located and stored in water tight bags within a fire proof safe.  Consider scanning all your important documents and keeping them on a USB flash drive or another secure location other than at their primary storage location.
  • Determine how your family will communicate, if separated, during different types of emergencies.
  • Have a plan for evacuating your home in the case of a fire; practice day and nighttime fire drills.  Take into consideration supplies needed for multi-story residences.
  • And just as important, how to care for how furry friends, and other pets; their needs matter too!

Disaster Supply Kit Sample Check List

This is a sample check list to use in creating your own custom supply kit tailored to meet your own needs.

Water – Five-day supply (one gallon per person per day)

Food – Five-day supply of non-perishable, canned or freeze dried (make sure you have a non-electric can opener)

Special dietary needs

First aid kit

Prescription medications

Sanitation and personal hygiene items

Change of clothing and sturdy, closed toe shoes

Sleeping supplies – Blankets, bedding or sleeping bags, pillows

Battery powered radio, weather radio, car or battery chargers for mobile devices, flashlights and plenty of extra batteries

Tools and supplies

Extra set of car keys

Cash and credit cards

Important family documents – Birth certificates, social security cards, insurance policy, etc.

Pet supplies – food, water, medicine, leash and kennel or crate

Superior Public Water System Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District NO. 146 (FBCMUD146) and its water utility operator, Environmental Development Partners (EDP), take great pride in providing District residents with quality drinking water through the operation of a reliable and compliant public water system as required by the State of Texas.  All Texas water supply systems are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) which inspects and evaluates the construction and operation of public water systems.

TCEQ recognizes overall excellence in the operation of a public water system by designating a system as “Superior” if a system meets the stringent criteria set forth by the TCEQ.  To earn this designation, a system must meet and maintain a higher set of standards than are required of all public water systems. These standards, including excelled efforts in protecting public health, ensuring reliable operations and water supply for the system’s customers, compliance with regulatory requirements and environmental stewardship, are required to be deemed “Superior.”  In fact, at the end of 2015, only approximately 13% of community water systems in Texas had achieved a ”Superior” ranking, according to State records.

FBCMUD146 is proud to have earned this “Superior” designation beginning in 2015.  The District, through its operator, provides service to approximately 1900 homes, multi-family units and commercial properties within its boundaries.