EPA Update: Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. For details, visit:  https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater

Reforestation Program – Oyster Creek Greenbelt and the Nature Preserve Initiative

In November 2016, the Parks Committee and the Board of Directors approved a program that allows residents living adjacent to the Oyster Creek Greenbelt and the Nature Preserve a mechanism to install new trees in these District common areas. At the request of the residents living adjacent to these areas and the recreational users of these common areas, the Parks Committee developed a program whereas residents can pay for the purchase and installation of a native tree in a location mutually agreeable to the resident and the District. Because of the interest in this program the District is extending it for the Spring 2020 planting.

The purpose of the Reforestation Program is:

  • To provide individual residents the opportunity to install a tree behind their home
  • To promote the installation of new native trees along the greenbelt to ensure a native population of varying maturity
  • To educate the community regarding the positive environmental impacts of reforestation
  • To preserve property values
  • To enhance the quality of life for recreational users of the OCG and the Nature Preserve
  • To maintain or enhance wildlife habitat
  • To sequester carbon dioxide

The program’s success will be monitored and it may be expanded in the future. To review the Reforestation Program in its entirety you may follow this link to the District’s website:


Questions and / or comments may be directed to http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.

Crime Prevention Tips

The holiday season is upon us and while we are all preparing for family festivities, criminals are preparing for opportunities to take advantage of your holiday shopping spree!  The December holiday season historically sees an increase in criminal activities, but motor vehicle theft is one of the most common criminal activities that takes place year-round.

As a homeowner there are a number of things you can do to help avoid being the victim of this type of activity:

  • Always remove your keys, roll up windows, and lock your car. Never leave your keys in the car while you are away, even if your car is parked in your garage.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car, even if they are out of sight. If you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle lock it in the trunk.  If a criminal sees items of value in a vehicle then they are more likely to break into that vehicle.
  • The most common items stolen from vehicles are:
    • GPS Devices
    • DVD Players
    • Handguns
    • Money
    • Briefcases
    • Laptop Computers
    • Purses
    • Smartphones
    • Tools
  • If possible, park your car in your garage, next best alternative is your driveway. Try to avoid street parking, cars parked on the street are broken into more frequently then cars parked in a driveway.
  • Always activate your car alarm if you have one.
  • Report any suspicious activity immediately to the Sheriff’s or Constable’s Office.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office also offers a number of great tips for improving security measures of a residence, as well as a check list of items to be considered before leaving for vacation.  Click on or type the following link to view this information:


To report suspicious activity or non-emergency criminal activities you may call:

  • Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 4 – (281) 242-4014
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – (281) 342-6116

We Want to Hear From You

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 (FBCMUD 146) strives to keep the content on the District’s website current and relevant to the residents of the District. The District’s website contains numerous articles related to projects, initiatives, services, meetings and other general information that as a resident keeps you informed about living in a municipal utility district, and specifically FBCMUD 146. FBCMUD 146 wants to keep residents informed through transparent and timely communication via the website and is always looking for ideas for article topics that are important to you as a resident.

Please contact us through the District’s website, “Contact Us” page, to suggest topics for future articles: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact.

Fire Protection Fee Increase

State law authorizes Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) to enter into contracts to provide fire protection services for property located within the MUD. Pursuant to a written fire plan approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the voters of Fort Bend County MUD No. 146 (FBCMUD146), FBCMUD 146 has entered into a Fire Protection Agreement with the City of Richmond (the “City”) for the City to provide fire protection services to property located within FBCMUD146. FBCMUD146 generally receives fire protection services from the fire station on Mason Road approximately one mile south of the District. Under the Fire Protection Agreement, FBCMUD 146 collects from its customers and then pays to the City a mandatory monthly fee for fire protection services based upon the number of residential homes and apartment units and the square footage of non-residential property located within the District.

The terms of the Fire Protection Agreement provide for an annual inflation adjustment of the monthly fire protection fee, which is calculated based upon the change in the published Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, known as the CPI-U, and occurs each year on October 1st.

Based on this calculation, beginning on October 1, 2019, the monthly fire protection fee paid to the City by the District will be increased from $11.87/month per connection to $12.07/month per connection.

Click on the following link to submit questions/comments: http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/.

Park, Lake and Trail Guidelines

The Board of Directors at their July 17, 2019 meeting created the following guidelines for the use of the District’s parks, lakes and trails.  Please contact us through the District website at http://www.fbmud146.org/contact/ with questions or comments.


Hours of Operation
 Daily from Dawn to Dusk

Portions of the Parks, Lakes or Trail areas may be closed at any time due to maintenance, repair or operational matters.

Park, Lake and Trail Guidelines

  • The use of unauthorized motorized vehicles or watercraft in the park, lake and trail areas is prohibited.
  • The parks, lakes and trail areas are a tobacco and alcohol-free zone.
  • Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Trash should be placed in designated receptacles.
  • The use of amplified sound equipment for music, speech or entertainment purposes is prohibited.
  • The unauthorized use of the parks by for-profit organizations is not allowed.
  • Camping, loitering, advertising or solicitation is prohibited on District property.
  • The use of gas and charcoal grills is permitted but may not be operated underneath a structure or pavilion.
  • Please do not remove picnic tables from underneath the pavilions.
  • Fishing from the bank is permitted with a fishing pole, maximum of one fishing pole per person, and no cast nets or trot lines are allowed. No fishing is allowed from any bridge.
  • Dangerous wildlife may be present. Please do not feed the wildlife.
  • Fireworks are strictly prohibited without prior authorization.
  • Please keep pets on a leash at all times.
  • Please be courteous and clean up after yourself and your pets.