Welcome to Cinco Municipal Utility District 8

Mission and Goals
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.

The District reduced water residential water consumption to under 11,000 gallons per month per residence in 2012. The District promotes water conservation through education and provide FREE residential irrigation water audits with the W.I.S.E. Guys program. The District's rate structure rewards water conservation. High water users will pay substantially more for water.

The District sends letters to all residents using more than 30,000 gallons per month informing them of the free water audits. By December 2013, the District's residential water usage was 10,058 gallons per month per residence. In 2014, through water conservation efforts the District's goal is under 10,000 gallons per month per residence.

Every Drop Counts
More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why Cinco MUD 8 is participating in Fix a Leak Week March 17 through March 23, 2014 and we encourage you to join us. http://www.epa.gov/watersense Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks. In the average home, household leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That’s the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry!

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
Fix a Leak Week is March 17 through March 23, 2014. Grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, or WaterSense irrigation partner to address leaking toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation systems around your home.
• 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.
CINCO MUD 8 is having a DRAWING for a free WaterSense Toilet. There will be 3 Winners; one in South Park, Canterbury Village, and Canyon Gate. Winners will be notified March 25 with the choice from 6 WaterSense toilet models. Enter by March 20th.

Tax Notice
Taxes must be paid by 01/31/2014 to avoid penalties and interest.

If you do not escrow your taxes and have not received a tax statement, please contact the tax office at 713-900-2680 or visit their website at www.bamunitax.com.

Pick 8 Gallons a Day
We use about 100 gallons of water a day. Little changes make a difference. Encourage every member of your family or office to save 8 gallons each day.

Pick 8 Playbook and Ways to Save on Water Usage

Get up to $30 off your water bill; submit the above form. Receive a $10 credit for each household member that submits a form. (maximum of $30)

Water Conservation Rebate Form for 2014
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. Rebate Form (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, April 22nd at Noon
- Agenda (PDF)
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.
3 E. Greenway Plaza, Suite 2000
Houston, Texas 77046