Notice of District Water System Flushing

As part of the District’s routine water system maintenance, fire hydrant flushing will be performed beginning Monday, January 17, 2022, through Friday, January 28, 2022. Flushing will not interrupt your water service; however, during the flushing, you may see discolored water and a drop in water pressure while crews are working in your area.

Fire hydrant flushing is performed to maintain system water quality by removing sediment from the system and is a necessary procedure to ensure the water system maintains the best possible water quality and adequate pressure and flow.

During flushing water may become discolored due to naturally occurring mineral sediment that is being removed from the system. While there are no health concerns associated with the discolored water, this sediment can cause permanent staining of clothing and some porous surfaces.

Discoloration of water may persist for a short time after the work is complete; however, this does not affect water quality and water will remain safe to drink. You can check your water before washing clothes, using your ice maker or filling your pool or spa. To check for discolored water, run water from a faucet that is closest to your water meter. If you see discolored water run your faucet until the water clears up.

The District will provide updates on where we are flushing in the District via the District email notification and text messaging system. If you have questions about this or other matters related to your water or sewer service, please contact the District’s water operator by phone at 832- 467-1599 or online at www.edpwater.com.

To sign up to receive important news and updates from the District via text messages, send a text message to the number 281- 868-8998 with the word MUD146. To sign up via email, please visit the District’s website at www.fbmud146.org.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is being performed.

Water System Flushing – Proposed Schedule

  • Monday, January 17, 2022
    Venture Park Drive, Douglas Spur, Blue Glade Drive, Prairie Crest Drive, Barrett Knolls Drive, Hawkspur Ridge, Crocket Ridge Drive, Maggie Mist Drive, Shawnee Park Drive, Winston Ranch Court, Prairie Sage Drive, Silver Chase Lane, Lonely Star Lane, Ravens Point, Idle Wind Court, Port Branch, Falcon Creek Court, Somervell Court, Silent River Drive, Long Meadow Farms Parkway
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    Winston Lake Drive, Campaign Circle, Clover Circle, Mier Manor Court, Edge Rose Court, Havens Glade Court, Black Spur Court, Sparrows Spur Court, Sparrows Spur Street, Kurz Point Drive, Mattwood Drive, Chelsey Circle, Buffalo Creek Drive, James Long Court, Winston Ranch Parkway, West Bellfort, Prairie Green Court, Rebecca Hill Court, Blue Topaz, Lone Star Junction, Ripford Court, While River Court, Amber Crossing
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
    Amber Crossing, Galdys Yoakum, Machall Manor Court, Oakley Hill Court, Antonia Manor Court, Palmito Ranch Drive, Winston Ranch Parkway, Spur Ridge Court, Venture Park Court, Bentford Park, Natchez Crossing, Riverine Terrance Court, Beverly Chase Drive, Caddo Park Court, Autumn Manor Drive, Hawkley Drive, Long Meadow Farms Parkway, Crescent Knolls Drive, Shawnee Park Drive, Phantom Mist Drive, Idle Wind Drive, Idle Wind Court, James Long Parkway, Long Path Court, Rampart Point, Harvest Thistle Drive
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Harvest Thistle Drive, Bering Chase Way, Andrea Park Drive, Winding Path Way, Redcrest Manor Drive, Rosehedge Terrace Way, Aurora Park Drive, Upland Manor Court, Laywood Court, Mesic Ridge, Prairie Planes Court, Cresting Ridge Drive, Falling Dawn Drive, Grove Chase Court
  • Friday January 21, 2022
    Winding Path Way, Summer Wine Drive, Prairie Manor Drive, Delta Lake Drive, Crownstone Drive, Ruston Ridge Court, Newstone Drive, Long Cross Drive, Tupelo Ridge Drive, Purdy Crescent Trail, Long Way Trace, Sage Thistle Tail, Sage Acres Court, Greenthorne Trace, Elderwood Terrace Drive, Valiant Knolls Drive, Azalea Chase Drive, Wandering Willow Drive, Whistle Wood Drive, March Creek Court, West Bellfort, Grand Parkway

NFBWA to Begin Construction of Non-Potable Water Distribution Network

The North Fort Bend Water Authority (the “NFBWA”) is expected to begin construction of a non-potable water distribution system within Long Meadow Farms in both Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 (the “District”) and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 194 (“MUD 194”) in January 2021. The project includes the installation of underground water lines throughout the District and MUD 194 to provide non-potable water for irrigation and amenity lake level maintenance. The non-potable water, which is Type 1 Effluent water, is safe for human contact but not treated to the stringent level of drinking/potable water. The buried non-potable water line network is separate from the potable water lines network. The new non-potable system will reduce potable water use by approximately 0.26 million gallons per day. Construction impact is expected to be minimal, because directional drilling methods will be utilized to minimize disruption of roadways and utilities and to reduce impact to sidewalks and landscaping. The project is being funded by the NFBWA, and the new non-potable system is expected to be operational by approximately the fourth quarter of 2021.

Entities drawing water from a well within the Fort Bend Subsidence District (the “FBSD”) must have a Ground Water Reduction Plan (“GRP”) that implements a 60% reduction of groundwater reliance by 2025. The NFBWA was created to develop a long-term supply of alternative water sources in an effort to reduce the impacts of subsidence in Fort Bend County, to conserve water resources, and to educate people on the value of water. The District has partnered with the NFBWA to meet the FBSD mandates and instill conservation practices through reclaimed water.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit www.nfbwa.com.

For more information about the FBSD, please visit www.fbsubsidence.org.

North Fort Bend Water Authority Fee Increase

Effective January 1, 2021, the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) is increasing its mandated surface water fee from $4.30 per 1,000 gallons to $4.60 per 1,000 gallons. This Subsidence District mandated fee, reflected as a separate line item on your water bill, is paid directly to the NFBWA and is used to design, build and operate new infrastructure, which delivers surface water to your district.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit www.nfbwa.com.

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.