Ewaste and Document Destruction Event

Electronic Waste Pickup and Document Shredding.

For Harris County MUD No. 368 Residents Only

Provided free of charge by Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas

www.rrrtx.net, 1-866-516-9805

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kohrville Elementary – 11600 Woodland Shore Dr.

Please click on this link for the details of this event:
E-Waste Recycling Day Flyer_05_21_2016. [PDF]

Flooding Information for April 20, 2016

On the night of April 17, 2016, the City of Houston and the surrounding areas began to experience a large amount of rainfall that ultimately created historic flooding in the early morning hours of April 18th. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, the northwest and north side of the city was hit particularly hard with 10 to 20 inches of rain measured.

The Board of Directors for the District would like to take this opportunity to inform the residents of actions that have been implemented in an effort to increase the drainage rate for the water in the Northern Point subdivision.

Currently, the District is running two large stationary pumps to siphon water out of the District.  The stationary pumps have run continuously since April 17th and will remain on until the water in the District completely drains.

In addition to the two large stationary pumps, the District has deployed two portable pumps.  The District has a 6″ temporary portable pump and the District rented an 8″ diesel portable pump in an effort to transport water from Northern Point to Ashford Grove.  The portable pumps are diverting water to the South instead of to the North where Willow Creek is already out of its banks.

The District respectfully requests the residents assist with clearing trash and debris from their property so that it will not impede drainage.  Additionally, the Board would like to remind residents that there can be unknown hazards when water is draining and the Board would like to advise that residents do not let their children play in the floodwater.

Channel 11 story about HCCO

A recent KHOU Channel 11 investigation report uncovered discrepancies in patrol time billed to customers by the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Office (“HCCO”), in regard to contracts for patrol service in  certain utility districts and homeowners associations.  Channel 11 stated that utility districts and homeowners associations were not receiving their patrol amount contractually agreed to with HCCO.  The District would like to take this opportunity to inform its residents that the issues reported on Channel 11 pertain to split contracts, meaning, HCCO splits their time between out-of-district calls and calls  within  the district pursuant to the percentage amounts specified in the customer’s contract.  Harris County Municipal Utility  District No. 368 (“MUD 368”), has a 100% contract with the HCCO and the issues reported by Channel 11 do not pertain to MUD 368.   

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DESIGNATED AGENT

Document in PDF


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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DESIGNATED AGENT
THE STATE OF TEXAS §
COUNTY OF HARRIS §
HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 368 §
TO THE RESIDENTS OF HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 368 AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:
The Board of Directors of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 368 (the “District”) has appointed its Attorney, Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977, with office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Friday as the District’s agent for the May 7, 2016 Directors Election to perform the duties set forth in Sections 31.122 and 31.123 of the Texas Election Code, as amended. The period during which the agent’s office will be open for election duties will be from Friday, March 18, 2016, through Thursday, June 16, 2016. All inquiries concerning the May 7, 2016 Directors Election should be directed to the District’s agent.
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
President, Board of Directors

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AVISO DE NOMBRAMIENTO DE REPRESENTANTE DESIGNADO
EL ESTADO DE TEXAS §
CONDADO DE HARRIS §
DISTRITO DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NO. 368 DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS §
PARA LOS RESIDENTES DE DISTRITO DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NO. 368 DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS Y TODAS LAS DEMÁS PARTES INTERESADAS:
La Junta Directiva de DE DISTRITO DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS MUNICIPALES NO. 368 DEL CONDADO DE HARRIS (el “Distrito”) ha designado a su Abogado, Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977, como representante del Distrito para la Elección de Directores del 7 de mayo de 2016, a fin de cumplir con las obligaciones establecidas en las Secciones 31.122 y 31.123 del Código Electoral de Texas, según sus modificaciones. El horario de oficina del agente es de 8:00 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. de lunes a jueves y de 8:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. los viernes, con la excepción, del viernes 19 de febrero de 2016, día en que el horario e oficina del agente será de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. El período electoral durante el cual estará abierta la oficina del representante designado para cumplir con las obligaciones electorales se extenderá desde el vierne 18 de marzo de 2016 hasta el jueves 16 de junio de 2016. Todas las consultas sobre la elección para directores del 7 de mayo 2016 deben ser dirigidas al agente del Distrito.
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
Presidente de la Junta Directiva
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THOÂNG BAÙO VEÀ VIEÄC BOÅ NHIEÄM ÑAÏI DIEÄN ÑÖÔÏC UÛY QUYEÀN
TIEÅU BANG TEXAS §
QUAÄN FORT BEND/HARRIS §
CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 368 QUAÄN HARRIS §
THAÂN GÔÛI CÖ DAÂN CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 368 QUAÄN HARRIS VAØ TAÁT CAÛ NHÖÕNG NGÖÔØI QUAN TAÂM KHAÙC:
Ban Giaùm Ñoác CÔ QUAN TIEÄN ÍCH THAØNH PHOÁ SOÁ 368 QUAÄN HARRIS (“Cô Quan”) ñaõ boå nhieäm Luaät Sö cuûa cô quan, Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977, laøm ñaïi dieän cuûa Cô Quan trong Giaùm Ñoác ngaøy 7 thaùng Naêm, 2016 ñeå thöïc hieän caùc nghóa vuï qui ñònh trong Muïc 31.122 vaø 31.123 cuûa Boä Luaät Tuyeån Cöû Texas, nhö ñöôïc tu chính. Giờ làm việc của phía đại diện từ 8:00 sáng đến 5:30 chiều, thứ Hai tới thứ Năm, và từ 8:00 sáng đến 1:00 chiều thứ Sáu, ng ại t ừ và hứ Sáu ngà 19 háng Hai Naêm, 2016, giờ làm việc của đại diện s từ 8:00 giờ sáng đến 5:00 giờ chiều. hời gian văn phòng phái đại diện mở cửa làm việc ch các nhiệm vụ t ng cuộc bầu cử là từ ngà thứ Naêm, 18 tháng Ba, 2016, đến ngà thứ Sáu, 16 tháng Sáu, 2016. ất cả các câu hỏi về Cuộc Bầu Cử Giám Đốc Điều Hành ngà 7 tháng Năm, 2016 nên liên hệ t ực tiếp với đại diện của Cơ Quan.
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
Chủ ịch, Ban Giám Đốc Điều Hành

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指定代理人委任公告
德克薩斯州 §
哈瑞斯縣 § Harris 縣第368號市政公用事業區 §
居民及所有相關各方
Harris 縣第368號市政公用事業區(此“區”)已指定此區的律師Johnson Petrov LLP, 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, 713.489.8977,為本區代理進行2016年5月7日之理事選舉,執行德州選舉法第31.122及31.123修訂條例規定的職責。代理辦公時間為週一至週四上午8:00至下午5:30 ,週五上午8:00至下午1:00,除了星期五,2016年2月19日外,代理辦公時間應是上午8:00至下午5:00。在此期間代理辦公室將自2016年3月18日星期四起至2016年6月18日星期五止將開放進行選舉工作。所有有關2016年5月7日理事選舉之查詢均應交由地區代理。
/s/ Roy P. Lackey
理事會,理事

History

Harris County Municipal Utility District (MUD) 368 — originally known as Three Lakes MUD No. 1 — was created by order of the Texas Water Rights Commission (currently the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – TCEQ) on December 13, 1973, to provide water and wastewater services to residents. Since that time, the District has added garbage collection, recycling and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable security services.

Harris County MUD #368 is managed by five elected Directors and is presently composed of nine subdivisions in various states of development: Three Lakes, Three Lakes East, Pinecrest Forest, Northpointe East, Willow Falls, StonePine, Northern Point, Ashford Place, and Ashford Grove. The total number of connections served are over 3,300.

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A friendly reminder – Detention Ponds

All of the Detention Ponds throughout the District can be used to exercise in or play in, but by no means are any motorized vehicles of any kind allowed in these areas as the posted signs state. MUD 368 has expended considerable funds to repair prior damage caused by operators of motorized vehicles. The District will prosecute if need be. The reason for this is that we don’t want any accidents and we would like to keep our green spaces in good conditions so everyone can enjoy them. The District plans on bringing the detention facilities up to acceptance condition in anticipation of turning over these facilities in the future to Harris County Flood Control District for maintenance. This will remove a large financial responsibility from the District and its customers.

Thank you for your cooperation!

F.Y.I For any Resident who has an alarm system

Please, contact your alarm company and advise them our neighborhoods have a security contract with Harris County Constable Precinct 4. In the event of an emergency at your home the phone number your alarm company needs to call is 281-376-2472. It has come to our attention that some alarm companies are calling Tomball and they will not respond.

Backflow Prevention Devices Help Safeguard the Water Supply

When water flows backwards through the water supply system, it is called backsiphonage or backflow. When that water is accidentally mixed with hazardous chemicals or bacteria, it can be dangerous…even fatal!

The danger could come from improperly installed pools and sprinkler systems. In many districts, homeowners are required to have their water district inspect a new pool or sprinkler system to help prevent this problem. (Check with your district about specific rules and regulations governing pools, spas, and irrigation systems.)

Another potential danger to the water system comes from a surprising source. Did you know that a common garden hose could contaminate the water supply if it is connected to a harmful substance and the pressure in the water main line drops while your hose is submerged in polluted or contaminated water? The water (and whatever is in it) could be sucked back into your pipes and your drinking water supply.

Water pressure drops can happen when firefighters battle a nearby blaze or when repairs are made due to a broken water line. This contamination could come from the chemicals used to fertilize and kill weeds on your lawn. The cleansers used in your kitchen and bathroom could be hazardous if swallowed, as could bacteria in the water from your pool or waterbed.

backfl1Fortunately, keeping your water safe from these contaminants is not that difficult to do. Take the following precautions to protect your drinking water:

  • Buy and install inexpensive backflow prevention devices for all threaded faucets around your home. They are usually available at hardware stores and home improvement centers.

  • If you install a pool or sprinkler system, have a representative from your water district inspect the device for proper installation, whether this is required or not.

  • Never submerge hoses in buckets, pools, tubs or sinks.

  • Always keep the end of the hose clear of possible contaminants.

  • Do not use spray attachments without a backflow prevention device. The chemicals used on your lawn are toxic and can be fatal if ingested.

Article reprinted with permission from waterdistrict.com

 

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WHY CONSERVE WATER? WHY NOT?

WHY CONSERVE WATER? WHY NOT?

There are lots of good reasons to learn to use our water resources more efficiently. In Texas, our conventional fresh-water supplies are already 75 to 80 percent developed, so it is just common sense that we put water conservation and reuse measures into effect – not only to preserve and extend limited water supplies, but to save some real money, too.

Water customers have a lot to gain by using water wisely. Consider, for example, that if everyone cut back just 10 to 15 percent in personal water use, we could save billions of dollars over the next 50 years. The effort to conserve water requires us to change some wasteful habits, and it must begin now. Some steps are simple: don’t leave the water running in the sink, for example, while you put toothpaste on your toothbrush and scrub your teeth. Turn it on for rinsing only. Others, like landscaping modifications, can take more time, thought and resources to accomplish. But, everyone can participate by using water wiser in some way.

Here are some ways to save both water and money at home:

  • For an investment of $10 to $20, homeowners can install low-flow shower heads, place dams or bottles in the toilet tank, install low-flow aerators on the faucets, and repair dripping faucets and leaking toilets. This could save the average household 10,000 to 25,000 gallons each year for a family of four, and would pay for itself in less than a year! Even more savings can be realized if good outdoor water conservation is practiced for the lawn and garden.

  • When building a new home or remodeling a bathroom, install a new low-volume flush toilet that uses only 1.6 gallons per flush.

  • Test toilets for leaks. Add a few drops of food coloring to the water in the toilet tank, but do not flush the toilet. Watch to see if the coloring appears in the bowl within a few minutes. It if does, the toilet has a silent leak that needs to be repaired.

  • Use some type of toilet tank displacement device to reduce the volume of water in the tank, but still provide enough for flushing. (Bricks are NOT recommended because they eventually crumble and could damage the working mechanisms.) Displacement devices are not recommended with new low-volume flush toilets.

  • Do not use hot water when cold water will do. Period.

In the kitchen…

  • Scrape the dishes clean instead of rinsing them before placing them in the dishwasher.

  • Fill a pan of water — or put a stopper in the sink — for washing and rinsing pots, pans, dishes, and cooking implements rather than turning on the water faucet each time a rinse is needed.

  • Never run the dishwasher without a full load. This will save water, energy, detergent and money.
    Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator. Running water from the tap until it is cool enough to drink is wasteful.

  • Use a small pan of cold water when cleaning vegetables rather than letting the water run over them.

  • Use less water for cooking. Not only does it save water, but also food is more nutritious when the vitamins and minerals are not “boiled” out of them and poured down the sink with the extra water.

  • Always keep water conservation in mind. Avoid doing wasteful things like making a huge pot of coffee if you’re only going to drink one or two cups, or even throwing away a glass full of ice after it cooled a few swallows of water. These things may not seem like much, but they add up over time.

In the Laundry…

  • Did you know that 32 to 59 gallons of water are required for each washing machine load?

  • Wash only full loads of clothes when using your washing machine.

  • Use the lowest possible water level setting on the washing machine.

  • Use cold water whenever possible. This saves energy, too, and conserves the hot water for other uses. This is also better for most of today’s fabrics.

Appliances and Plumbing…

  • When purchasing new appliances, check the water requirements of various models and brands. Some use less water than others.

  • Check water line connections and faucets for leaks. A slow drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water EACH DAY, or 5,000 gallons a month. This will increase your water bill.

  • Repair leaky faucets promptly. It is easy to do, it costs very little and can make a substantial savings in your water bills.

  • Make sure that the line from the water meter to your house is free of leaks. To check, turn off all indoor and outdoor faucets and water-using appliances. The water meter should be read at 10 to 20 minute intervals. If it continues to run or turn, a leak probably exists and needs to be located.

  • Insulate all hot water pipes to reduce the delays (and wasted water) experienced while waiting for the water to heat up.

  • Set the thermostat on the hot water heater at a reasonable level. Extremely hot settings waste water (because it takes some extra cold water to make it usable) and energy and can even cause minor burns.

Outdoor Use…

  • Water only when needed and do not over-water. Soil can absorb only so much moisture, and the rest will simply run off. A timer can help. In the summer months, one and a half inches of water applied once a week will keep most Texas grasses alive and healthy.

  • The best time to water lawns is in the morning during the hot summer months. Otherwise, much of the water can simply evaporate between the sprinkler and the lawn.

  • Use a sprinkler that throws large drops of water — rather than a fine mist — to avoid evaporation. Sprinklers that send the water out on a low angle also help control evaporation.
    Set automatic sprinkler systems to provide thorough, but infrequent, watering. Rain shut-off devices can prevent watering in the rain.

  • Use drip irrigation systems for bedded plants, trees or shrubs, or turn soaker hoses upside-down so the holes are on the bottom. This will help avoid evaporation.

  • Don’t water the streets, driveways or sidewalks…they will never grow a thing!

  • Condition the soil with mulch or compost before planting grass or flower beds so the water will sink in rather than run off.

  • Do not “scalp” lawns when mowing during hot weather. Taller grass holds moisture better.

  • Use a watering can or hand water with a hose in small areas of the lawn that need extra attention, and for small flower beds along walks and driveways. Hanging baskets can sometimes be watered more efficiently by taking them down and placing them in the path of a sprinkler instead of running water through the hose.

  • Don’t “sweep” walks and decks with water. Use a broom or rake instead.

  • Consider using water-wise plants. Learn what types of grass, shrubbery, and bedding plants do best in our community. Chose plants that have low water needs, are drought-tolerant, and are adapted to the area in which they will be planted.

Water Conservation is making the most efficient use of our state’s precious water resources.

MAKE IT YOUR IDEA!

Article reprinted with permission from waterdistrict.com

 

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