- 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.
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.
Cinco MUD 8’s mission is to provide water and sewer services along with residential trash collection to customers within the district’s boundaries. The District is one of only two Water Smart districts named through the Association of Water Board Directors in Cinco Ranch. The District has been a Water Smart district since 2008.
For Smart Irrigation, Larry the Talking Sprinkler of the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) says ‘You only need to WATER your lawn TWICE a WEEK!!’ and Cinco MUD 8 recommends you set your sprinkler for 8 minutes twice a week between the hours of 4 am and 8 am. If you see puddling, water twice for 4 minutes. i.e. Monday 4am 4 minutes; 6am 4 minutes; repeat in 4 days. Enjoy your Green Lawn. So in summary:
WATER TWICE A WEEK – EVERY 4 DAYS for 8 MINUTES. Saving water Saves money.