Voluntary Water Use Restrictions Now in Place

Dear Grand Mission Municipal Utility District No. 1 Customer,

The City of Houston and the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) have both implemented Stage 1 of their respective Drought Contingency Plans (“DCP”). Given that Grand Mission Municipal Utility District No. 1 (the “District”) is located within the boundaries of the NFBWA, the District is also required to implement Stage 1 of its DCP immediately.  Stage 1 requirements include:

  • Water customers are asked to voluntarily reduce water use.
  • Water customers are asked to practice water conservation and to minimize or disconnect water use for non-essential purposes.
  • Water customers are requested to voluntary limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with street addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), and to irrigate landscape only between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. on designated watering days.

The District appreciates your water conservation efforts and will provide further information in the future once the DCP requirements are further updated.

Board of Directors
Grand Mission Municipal Utility District No. 1

Conservation in the Home

Start in the bathroom

Did you know that about 75% of water used in the home is used in the bathroom? Look for ways to save water whenever possible. You’ll help Texas and reduce your water bill.

  • Bathing: Take a shower instead of a bath to save A short shower uses less water than a long one. A low-flow showerhead saves water by as much as 50% while still providing a refreshing, cleansing shower.
    Installing a low-flow showerhead is the single most effective conservation step that can be taken inside the home.
  • Toilet: Standard toilets manufactured prior to the 1980s usually require 5-7 gallons per flush.
    Toilets sold during the ‘80s and early ‘90s use 3.5 gallons per flush. The most significant savings come from replacing your toilet with a 1.6-gallon model. Since 1992 in Texas and 1994 nationally, new toilets must use 1.6 gallons or less per flush. Do not use a brick in your toilet tank. The brick will crumble and can damage the fixture.
  • Lavatory: Change your habits! Don’t let water run continuously while brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your Additionally, a low-flow faucet aerator can save water use by up to 50%.

On to the kitchen for more savings…

About 8% of in-home water use takes place in the kitchen. And now for the Kitchen Sink –

  • Run water only when necessary.
  • Fill the basin or a dishpan to rinse dishes instead of using running water.
  • Soak pots and pans before washing.
  • Fill the basin or a pan with water to wash fruits and vegetables.
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge rather than running tap water until it is cold enough to drink.
  • Operate the garbage disposal only when necessary.

Dishwasher tips

  • Wash only full loads.
  • When you need to buy a new machine, take a look at the water-saving Newer models can cut water use by 25% and generally are no more expensive than non- conserving models.

All around the house

  • Washing machines: Doing the laundry requires about 14% of water used inside the home.
  • Conserve by adjusting the water level to match the size of your loads.
  • Wash only full loads.

Pipes: Insulate hot water pipes where possible to avoid long delays and wasted water while waiting for the water to “run hot.”

Water Heater: Check the thermostat. Don’t have your water heater thermostat set too high. Settings higher than 125 degrees waste energy since the water must be mixed with cold water before use.

and most important…fix those leaks!

  • Leaks can account for 10% or more of the water Leaks waste both water and energy.

Need proof? A toilet with a silent leak of one cup of water a minute – a mere dribble – wastes about 2,700 GALLONS OF WATER A MONTH. That’s not just water down the drain; that’s dollars down the drain.

Your dollars.

Tax Statement

If you have not received your tax statement and you do not escrow your taxes, please contact the Tax Office at 281-499-1223 or visit their website at www.taxtech.net.

Sign Up for the District’s Alert System

The District has implemented an email alert system for the residents of Grand Mission Municipal Utility District 1. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in email alert format related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.

The email alerts that you may receive will contain the majority of the relevant information and may occasionally direct you back to the District’s website for more details.

These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.

To sign up for email notifications, please click here to visit the sign up page.

What You Should Know About Hurricanes

From Ready.gov

Trash Collection Guidelines

RESIDENTS OF Grand Mission MUD No.1
Trash is collected on Monday and Thursday. Recycle is collected Monday only.
PLEASE HAVE ITEMS OUT BY 7:00AM

Trash Collection Guidelines (PDF)

TRASH

On each regularly scheduled collection day, please have your residential refuse located at the curbside in the Best Trash provided containers with bags not weighing more than 40lb. Residents are encouraged to bag all loose trash for sanitary purposes of protecting the employees.

EXCLUDED ITEMS

Dirt, rocks, bricks, tile, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, sheetrock, insulation, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that are not visible to Best Trash personnel. If such items result in spillage that causes a stain, Best Trash is not responsible for the cleanup. Best Trash will leave a tag explaining the reason for any non-collected item(s).

HEAVY TRASH

Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be no larger than 4” inches in diameter, no more than 4’ feet long, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds. (please see picture below for reference) The tied bundles is required to allow quick pick up and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the compacting process. Items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpet (up to 1 room of carpet, cut less than 4 feet wide, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds), will be picked up on both garbage collection days. By Federal Law, refrigerators, freezers, and any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed.

SPECIAL COLLECTION SERVICE

More than normal amounts of residential refuse, yard trimmings or bulk items, Best Trash does have the ability to provide a special collection service. For pricing information, please email your district name, address, and several pictures of your items to customerservice@besttrashtexas.com.

RECYCLE SERVICE

Please see recycle list for items accepted and not accepted.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

If your regular trash collection day falls on a holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day) the collection will be made on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

Best Trash LLC

17820 Madden Road, Richmond, Texas 77407
Telephone: (281) 313-2378
Email: customerservice@besttrashtexas.com