Welcome to Cinco Municipal Utility District 8

Cinco MUD 8 Sprinkler Update 2015
Remember irrigation is the highest use of water for your home. If your water bill is over $100/month, adjust your sprinkler. As a precious resource we must learn to conserve water. The easiest way is to monitor your sprinkler system. Most lawns in Cinco MUD 8 are St Augustine grass. For a healthy lawn, roots need to grow deep in the soil. Deeper roots increase drought resistance. Too much watering keeps the roots close to the surface. Follow these tips to enjoy your beautiful lawn throughout the summer at a lower cost:

1. Install a wireless rain sensor.
2. Water at night between 10pm & 6am. Between 4am & 6am is the best.
3. Water twice a week instead of three times. Twice a week is all you need to keep your lawn green and healthy.
4. Reduce watering times from 10 / minutes / zone ( most systems default time ) to 8 minutes / zone and if you need more water, increase in 1 minute intervals.
5. Replace worn out sprinkler heads.
6. See www.cincomud8.com for rebates on controllers or sprinkler heads

Curb Painting
In an effort to proactively ensure residential safety during emergencies, ESD #100 (Emergency Services District No. 100) will be providing all single-family residences within the district with painted curb numbering starting within the next week or so. THE SERVICE IS NOT MANDATORY. If you wish the have your curb painted, no action is required. All prior paintings will be removed prior to servicing, so if you have a logo or painting on the curb you wish to keep, you must opt-out of the service.

There are three options available to opt-out of servicing:
1. By phone. (832) 987-2872
2. Email. OPT-OUT@NWCURBS.COM (be sure to provide your address in the subject line).
3. Website. http://www.nwcurbs.com (click ESD#100, and complete the form).

If no opt-out request is received prior to the date of service, the residence will be serviced according to ESD 100 specifications.

The District'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.

NFBWA Letter Regarding W.I.S.E. Guys Program
Download Letter (PDF)

Find out how much water you use at home! Click below.

Home Water Works

How much water do you really use?

Here’s how to identify leaks around your home:
• Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
• Winter months are the prime time to check water use and see if you may have a leak. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons/month in the winter, you probably have leaks!

Here’s how you can address leaks found at home:
Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank and seeing if it appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom faucet, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
As a WaterSense partner concerned with preserving our nation’s water supply, Cinco MUD 8 can help you learn more.

Get Involved
• Take the WaterSense pledge http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pledge/.
• “Like” WaterSense on Facebook www.facebook.com/EPAwatersense and follow WaterSense on Twitter www.twitter.com/EPAwatersense for the latest tips and events.
• Visit the WaterSense website to learn more http://www.epa.gov/watersense.

Water Conservation Rebate Form
The District’s new rebate policy for Cinco MUD 8 is effective January 1, 2014. Information regarding the policy is listed below with additional information included on the form.

• Rebates are available to Cinco MUD 8 single-family residential water customers with an account in good standing.
• Rebates are offered on a first come/first serve basis and are subject to availability of funds. The rebate may be terminated at any time, without notice, by Cinco MUD 8.
• Rebates are credited to utility account listed on the rebate form.
• Prior to issuance of a rebate, a representative from Cinco MUD 8 may conduct a site inspection to verify installation.
• To receive the rebate, you must submit the following (as instructed on the Rebate Form):
1. Water Conservation Rebate Form for 2015 (PDF - 2 pages);
2. A dated and itemized receipt (or copy of receipt);
3. Photographs of the before and after replacement;
4. Photo of new item box, showing WaterSense logo;
5. Copy of the plumbing repair receipt, if applicable.

Upcoming Meetings
Tuesday, December 1st at Noon
- Agenda (PDF)
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.
9 East Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77046