Update 9/7/17 at 3:00 pm

Savannah Estates residents are now able to flush toilets, take quick showers, hand wash dishes in the sink, and use indoor drains for personal hygiene. Please continue to refrain from laundry washing and dishwasher usage, to avoid surging the system.

All other District customers may resume normal sanitary sewer usage, however, please continue to observe the once per day laundry washing and dishwasher usage. We are working expeditiously to repair flooded sewer treatment plant facilities and equipment.

Your drinking water remains safe to consume.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Update 9/6/17 at 4:30 pm

The status of sanitary sewer usage has not changed much from prior posts (all sections of the District except Savannah Estates may use the sanitary sewer system conservatively – flushing toilets and short showers, may use dishwashers and washing machines once a day).

Portable toilets are now located at 14822 Appaloosa Avenue and also the intersection of Painted Trail and Provost, both in Savannah Estates.

Waste Water Treatment Plant: Operating on temporary bleach system. UV system damaged and inoperable. On-site lift station is operating on one lift pump, with the second one pulled for dipping and baking. The other two lift pumps are too small to keep up with flow, although we are using one as a jockey pump to supplement the main lift pump.

Lift Stations 1 and 3: Pumps are operating and wet well level remains normal.

Lift Station 2 in Savannah Estates: We have pumped down three feet from the high wet well over the past 48 hours. The level will remain high until the collection system manholes are no longer flooded in Savannah Estates. We recommend remaining in a sewer restriction until the wet well level decreases.

Water Well 4: Still inaccessible due to flooding.

The District’s water remains safe to drink.

Debris Removal Notice for Harris Country Residents

4 p.m. Press Conference with Judge Ed Emmett


  • Normal Household Trash – Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. You should continue to follow your normal garbage removal schedule.
  • Vegetative Debris (do not put in bags) – Leaves, Logs, Plants, Trees
  • Construction & Demolition Debris – Building materials, Carpet, Drywall, Furniture, Lumber, Mattresses, Plumbing
  • Appliances and White Goods – Air conditioners, Dishwashers (taped shut), Freezers (food removed, taped shut), Refrigerators (
    food removed, taped shut), Stoves (taped shut), Washers, dryers (taped shut), Water heaters
  • Electronics – Computers, Radios, Stereos, Televisions
  • Household Hazardous Waste – Cleaning supplies, Batteries, Lawn chemicals, Oils, Oil-based paints and stains, Pesticides

Debris Separation

Separate debris into the six categories shown above.

Household Hazardous Waste should be taken to the County’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 6900 Hahl Road for disposal.

Please call 281-560-6230 for hours and more information or visit: http://www.eng.hctx.net/Consultants/Household-Hazardous/Household-Hazardous-Waste.

Do Not Stack or Lean

Placing debris near or on trees, poles, or other structures makes removal difficult. This includes fire hydrants and meters.

Unsure Where to Place Debris?

Place debris in the public rights-of -way. If you don’t have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, place debris no further than 15 feet off the back of curb or edge of pavement.

Note: Any debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up.

Private Roads, Business, Commercial and Light Industrial Waste

Please check with your respective management companies for disposal options.

The MUD District will be doing all we can to expedite collection.