Notice of Conversion to Chloramine

Harris County MUD 368 will be performing the conversion back to chloramines as its disinfectant in the water supply during the week of January 9th through January 13th.

Please contact the District’s operator, Eagle Water Management, at 281-374-8989 if you have any water quality issues during this time.

Notice of Temporary Disinfectant Conversion from Chloramine to Free Chlorine

The Harris County MUD 368 public water system, (PWS) ID 1011908, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will begin on 12/13/2022 and continue through 1/06/2023. During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion.

Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, free chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while also limiting the formation of disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chloramine coupled with other factors that can affect water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.

Harris County MUD 368 has chosen to implement a temporary disinfectant conversion to free chlorine based on the following:

  • The District has been experiencing multiple issues with odor throughout the system and this process should help eliminate these issues going forward.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Mike Plunkett, Eagle Water Management at 281-374-8989.

Wastewater Treatment Facilities Expansion

Harris County MUD No. 368 is in the process of expanding their existing wastewater treatment facilities. The existing wastewater treatment plant is located at 19744 ½ Logan Briar Road. The plant is responsible for treating the wastewater produced by the MUD’s customers to a level that is considered acceptable by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for discharge into the existing drainage channel.

Since the construction of the original wastewater treatment plant, there have been three subsequent expansions. This current expansion will be the fifth and final planned expansion of this facility. Expansions of the wastewater treatment facilities have allowed the MUD to accept additional new customers expanding the MUD’s tax base. This expansion of the tax base is what has allowed the MUD to continuously lower its tax rate each year.

The construction activities are anticipated to begin in early December and are expected to continue for approximately one year. The activities will include vehicle traffic in and out of the plant site. There will be construction equipment onsite throughout the duration of the project, including excavation equipment, cranes, concrete trucks, dirt hauling trucks, and other associated equipment.

If anyone has questions or concerns regarding the construction activities, please contact IDS Engineering Group at 713-462-3178.

Rehabilitation Project

Harris County MUD No. 368 is in the process of rehabilitating the infrastructure at the Water Plant No. 1 site located at 19412 ½ Scarlett Cove. The water plant has three steel ground storage tanks which are responsible for storing the treated water that is sent to the customers within the MUD. In order to ensure water quality standards are met and to extend the longevity of the storage tanks and associated infrastructure, the MUD has a regular inspection and maintenance program for each water plant. 

The rehabilitation project includes protective coatings for the steel interior and exterior surfaces of the storage and pressure tanks at the project site, as well as some structural modifications to ensure the facilities are up to date with current codes and regulations. This work will require vehicle and construction equipment movement and activity in and out of this facility. This construction activity is anticipated to last through February 2023.

If anyone has questions or concerns regarding the construction activities, please contact IDS Engineering Group at 713-462-3178.