- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “We’re for Water” as a national campaign to educate consumers about water-saving behaviors and WaterSense labeled products. The WaterSense label makes it easy to identify products that use less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
- Whether by replacing an inefficient fixture with a WaterSense labeled product or adopting water-efficient behaviors, we can all take action to save water for future generations.
- Saving is as easy as check, twist, replace.
- Check toilets for silent leaks: put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 10 minutes to flush. If color appears in the bowl, the flapper may need replacing.
- Twist on a WaterSense labeled bathroom faucet aerator to save water and energy at the tap without noticing a difference in flow.
- Replace your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model that uses less water and energy, but still lets you shower with power.
- Join thousands of your neighbors in We’re for Water. Make simple changes at home to save water and energy.
- Go to epa.gov/watersense to take the I’m for Water pledge. The pledge is also located in documents on www.cincomud8.com.
The USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) has approved Cinco MUD No. 8’s construction activities related to the repair of the 16” gravity sewer line across the Willow Fork Diversion Channel under a Nationwide Permit 12. Cinco MUD 8 will begin repairing the 16” gravity sewer line across the channel next week. The project is anticipated to be complete before July 1, 2018 and once the line is repaired, the bypass in front of the Canyon Gate Recreation Center will be removed and normal operation will resume.
Accurate Meter and Supply is finishing up the installation of the new web based water meters. That will be completed the week of April 23rd. Residents will receive instructions in their upcoming water bill.
Inframark is having Edustrial completing the installation of new curbs in the district next week. The last fire hydrant was repaired at the end of March.
The Storm line cleaning is complete and Inframark is currently submitting documents to FEMA.
The Sanitary line TV and Cleaning is under way, this is anticipated to be complete on the first week in May.
After much consideration, the Cinco MUD 8 Board of Directors (the “Board”) voted unanimously to not incur the additional costs for the 2017 tax year reappraisal for the District through the Fort Bend County Appraisal District (“FB CAD”) as a result of Hurricane Harvey. As you know, Hurricane Harvey caused major flooding and devastation to the District in August, 2017. The Board determined that in assuming a $100,000 reduction in assessed value per home by FB CAD, residents could possibly only receive a refund of approximately $207 after a lengthy reappraisal process. In the best interest of the residents of Cinco MUD 8, the Board voted unanimously to award a credit of $30.00 to the households in the Canyon Gate and South Park Subdivisions of the District for water service billing from November 2017 through May 2018.
- No District reappraisal of Cinco MUD 8 2017 taxes by the Fort Bend County Appraisal District;
- A tax reduction for 2017;
- A $30.00 monthly water bill credit from November 2017 through May 2018 to the residents of the Canyon Gate and South Park Subdivisions of the District;
- The District will apply for FEMA assistance for the costs associated with Hurricane debris removal in the District; and
- Standard monthly water bill base rate of $25 increased to $30 as a result of CINCO MUD 1’s connection fee increase.