A Message from Montgomery County WCID #1
In response to the latest coronavirus (COVID -19), Montgomery County WCID #1 (The District) would like to take this opportunity to inform our community that we are adapting to the rapid changes in response to the latest COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other relevant federal, state and local agencies. Please be aware that the District is taking steps to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect our residents and staff members. Based on available information to date, the Water Office will remain open during our normal business hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday until such time it is required to close for safety reasons.
Water Service cutoffs will be suspended to give access to clean water to help stop the spread of COVID 19 However, your water bill still needs to be paid to avoid late fees. We urge our customers to pay your bill using our online service at payclix.com or by phone at 281 367-0969. If you need assistance, please contact the office for additional options.
Parks & Recreation
At this Time, We are required to close all playgrounds operated by Montgomery County WCID#1, This does not effect the ball bark. At this time, we are anticipating that the pool will be opened for the 2020 pool season at the usual time which is the last weekend of the month of May. We will keep you updated if there are any changes.
District Water Quality
Please rest assured the District takes water quality very seriously. We use chlorination as a disinfectant in all water produced. According to the EPA and CDC, the COVID-19 is killed with an exposure of .5 Milligrams per liter for at least 30 minutes. The districts current residual is approximately 2.5 Milligrams per liter. As a public utility Operator, Montgomery County WCID#1 is regulated by the TCEQ, which makes the recommended guidelines that the district maintains
We have remained in close contact with Waste Management who has assured me that they are running garbage service on schedule. Attached you will find a letter describing waste management’s response for COVID-19. They have advised us to make sure we are not placing prohibited items in your garbage. If you have any prohibited items as listed on the flyer below, contact Montgomery County PCT 3 for disposal Information
Below is an insert taken directly from United States Environmental Protection Agency
“Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater
There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.
EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective. EPA is coordinating with our federal partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will continue to provide technical assistance and support, as appropriate.”