At the current time, MUD 81 water production and delivery operations have NOT triggered any of the District’s Drought Contingency Plans. However, the District continues to closely monitor all water wells and pumping systems for any signs of stress. Should any of the designated trigger points for implementation of our Drought Contingency Plan be breached, the District will disseminate the pertinent information and the recommended or required actions to be taken by all residents. Communication of these will be via email blasts, website notices and requisite signage at the entrances to Weston Lakes.
In the meantime and so long as this period of extreme drought continues (sources: National Drought Mitigation Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), please be prudent with your water usage and avoid unnecessary or excessive water use.
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
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.
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/
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED