Lead & Copper Testing- May 25th & 26th, 2023

Fort Bend MUD 81 Residents,

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federally regulates the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) laws under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) passed by congress to protect our drinking water.

Flint, Michigan was in the headlines due to unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water. That occurred because the water authority changed the water source and didn’t not properly treat the water. As a result, the lead pipes leading into homes and businesses began to corrode and resulted in unsafe lead levels.

In 1991 the EPA published regulations to control the lead and copper in our drinking water. The goal is to lower the levels by reducing corrosion in the lines which leads to the increase of dangerous metals which can cause health issues

How do we test for these metals?
Testing for copper and lead requires the assistance of the resident or homeowner since the problem arises in the pipe leading from the meter to the domicile. You will be provided with a sample bottle along with instructions on how to collect from a frequently used interior faucet. Residents that provide a sample will receive the results within 30 days from receipt of the sample.

LJA Engineering will be in the Fort Bend 81 MUD district to collect the water samples May 25 and 26, 2023.

Additional information about the Lead and Copper Rule can be found here:
EPA’s Website: https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule
LJA Engineering’s website: https://www.lja.com/environmental-coastal/lead-copper-rule-revised/

Thank you for your cooperation.

Brought to you on behalf of Fort Bend MUD 81 and Inframark

Lead & Copper Testing- May 25th & 26th, 20232023-06-05T16:38:05-05:00

Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 81 has contracted with Allteam Solutions, LLC to rehabilitate portions of the District’s sanitary sewer system within Weston Lakes Section 3, Weston Lakes Section 5 and Weston Lakes Section 7.

These repairs will be completed to the sanitary sewer manholes located within the Right-of-Ways or in District sanitary sewer easements. The contract period of performance is 90 days and Allteam expects to mobilize during the first week of May.

Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation2023-04-27T12:32:25-05:00

Fort Bend Co. MUD 81 – Updates

This Website provides online entry for reporting Water and Sewage issues directly to the appropriate parties.
The website also provides for email and text notifications of emergency and important reports of water and sewer issues.

Activities update within the district.

  1. Our third water plant is now online and providing water to the system
  2. The Wastewater Treatment Plan project to increase capacity and update the treatment process is nearing completion.
  3. The District is continuing the televised inspection process and cleaning existing sewer lines within the District. With some lines approaching 35 years of service, any maintenance issues uncovered by the televising process will be scheduled for repair as needed.
  4. New concrete fencing has replaced the aging wood fencing around water plant #2 in Pecan Park.
Fort Bend Co. MUD 81 – Updates2023-02-16T16:52:45-06:00

Fort Bend County MUD 81 EPA Lead and Copper Testing

The federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) laws under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was passed by congress to protect our drinking water.

Testing for copper and lead required the assistance of the resident or homeowner and LJA Engineering collected water samples during the week of November 28, 2022 through December 2, 2022.

Additional information about the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) can be found on the EPA Website: https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule and on the LJA Engineering website: https://www.lja.com/environmental-coastal/lead-copper-rule-revised/


Fort Bend County MUD 81 EPA Lead and Copper Testing2023-01-24T14:26:30-06:00

Hurricane Preparedness

Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1.

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. impacts from wind and water can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur regardless of the storm’s strength. Know if you live in an area prone to flooding and if you’re safe to remain in your home.

Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. You may also need to leave if you live in a flood prone area or in a mobile home outside a hurricane evacuation zone. Now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there.

You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Your destination could be a friend or relative who lives in a well built home outside flood prone areas. Remember, your safest place may be to remain home. Be sure to account for your pets in your plan.

As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

Whether you’re evacuating or sheltering-in-place, you’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of 3 days (store a longer than 3-day supply of water, if possible). Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, follow health guidelines from your local officials and the CDC.

Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough insurance to repair or even replace your home and/or belongings. Remember, home and renters insurance doesn’t cover flooding, so you’ll need a separate policy for it.

Flood insurance is available through your company, agent, or the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov. Act now, as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.

Whether you’re evacuating, or planning to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications to withstand wind impacts. Many retrofits are not as costly or time consuming as you may think.

Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds.

If you’re a renter, work with your landlord now to prepare your home for a storm.

Many people rely on their neighbors before and after a disaster, and there are many ways you can help them. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes.

Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies but remember you may need to adjust your preparedness plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions.

Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know who issues evacuation orders for your area, determine locations on where you will ride out the storm, and start to get your supplies now. Being prepared before a hurricane threatens makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between being a hurricane victim or a hurricane survivor.

Hurricane Preparedness2023-01-31T12:38:47-06:00
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