Water Supplied by HCMUD102 is Safe to Drink

Updated: September 1, 2017 at 2:45pm

The water being supplied by HCMUD No. 102 is safe to drink.

HCMUD No. 102’s water treatment and distribution system has not been compromised by the flood water from Tropical Storm Harvey.

THE WATER BEING SUPPLIED BY HCMUD NO. 102 IS SAFE TO DRINK

Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

Updated: September 1, 2017 at 2:45pm

To the Residents of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 102:

We regret to inform you that the District is unable to provide sanitary sewer service at this time because of the calamitous effect on the District’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) caused by the unprecedented rainfall event from Tropical Storm Harvey.

The WWTP is flooded and the lift pumps are inoperable.  The District’s Operator at this time is unable to pump down the system until the flood waters recede, due to safety hazards relating to water and power.    

Any sewage or wastewater discharged from customers will flood the sanitary sewer system and possibly cause the risk of sanitary sewer back-ups. 

  • What does that mean for customers?  Please don’t flush, shower, bathe, wash clothes or dishes, or use any water that goes down your home drains.  If you do any of these activities, you run the risk of having sewage backup in your house.

There may be facilities near the District (shelters, schools, churches, restaurants or service stations) that are open and have restroom facilities.

Solid Waste Collection Update

To the Residents of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 102: 

Waste Corporation of Texas, L.P. (WCA), the Solid Waste Collector engaged by Harris County MUD No. 102, made the decision to suspend most operations for Thursday, August 31, 2017, for the greater Houston area. This decision was based on continuing high water and safety concerns.  WCA is attempting to get some of its trucks out and picking up where it can.  As the streets clear through the Greater Houston area, WCA anticipates site operations resuming on Friday, September 1, 2017, and being able to service its regularly scheduled Friday routes. 

It will be WCA’s goal to collect putrescible waste first (this is the material that begins to break down and if left uncollected would begin to decompose in the Houston heat).  WCA requests that residents separate their putrescible waste from their bulk waste to ensure proper and timely collection.  (A four bag maximum, per home, will be picked up each service day).  

WCA will not be collecting carpet or construction materials as regular collection related to this storm event.  At this time, WCA has made the decision to suspend recycle services to all of its clients, effective immediately, for a period of two weeks. 

An update from WCA is expected later today (August 31, 2017).