Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 304

We Unite The Community Through The Creation Of A Sound Infrastructure, Business Opportunities, Civic, and Community Cooperation To Provide For A Successful, Long Term Planning Commitment, To Ensure A Sustainable Quality Of Life.

Through Harris County MUD No. 304’s website you can easily find links to the following services:

Harris County MUD No. 304 is a member District of the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority (CHCRWA). If you would like to know more about the Authority, please visit their website: http://www.chcrwa.com.

Harris County MUD 304 Administration Building

The Administration Building still remains closed due to health issues concerning COVID-19. We are also under reconstruction as a result of the recent Winter Storm Uri. However, at which point we are able to reopen the building, we will submit to the guidelines under CDC and local county officials, as well on capacity allowed.

All updates regarding reopening and rentals will be posted on the District’s website and at (281) 587-9000.

President’s Message: The Perspective-Transparency / Director Preston

Welcome back to “The Perspective”

March 2021 Edition

First, on behalf of The Board, our employees, consultants, advisors, vendors., and attorneys, we offer our appreciation for your support and patience with us throughout these past few weeks.  In addition, we extend our sympathy for the many who are experiencing difficulties in their homes because of the Winter Storm Texas 2021.  We are committed to serving each of you.

Last month, “The Perspective” was introduced and was shared with you of its meaning. Therefore, in order that your perception be put into the right context about how MUD’s, especially MUD 304, carries out the District’s business, the perspective on how you see it must change.  There also needs to be a new way of thinking and doing the business by The Board as well.  Although we strive hard to do the right thing, it may not always be the most popular decision, yet, for those of you who are community leaders such as HOA Boards you understand this principle. However, we cannot confuse an unpopular decision with being the wrong one and one of not being sensitive to the Resident or taxpayers, after all, your Board are also taxpayers and Residents of the District. One of the biggest challenges during the storm evolved around the power outages, low water pressure or no water because of busted pipes. This resulted in a lot of discomfort for everyone, and ultimately the concern over boiling of water.  In upcoming editions, we will share information as to important terminology for our water, sewer, and drainage, that may help you understand why some decisions are made and the timing involved. Many of you have provided suggestions and we were listening, as The Board, and even our attorneys, consultants and employees experienced these difficulties.  In effect, to look through and observe these circumstances, we must continue the process of building transparency. This can only be accomplished by moving forward and with your understanding of how this governing entity operates.  Otherwise, your perception will hinder your perspective.  We will look at Ethics in the next, “The Perspective”.

Until we meet again, stay safe, be blessed, wear the mask.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
– Albert Einstein

Tax Rate

At their meeting on September 17th, the Board of Directors voted to lower the District’s current tax rate by two cents, from 0.79 to 0.77.

Notification Upon Changing from Free Chlorine to Chloramines

On Monday, February 24, 2020, Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 304 will be changing the disinfectant that we use from chlorine to chloramines.

This change is intended to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while still providing protection from waterborne disease.

However, the change to chloramines can cause problems to persons dependent on dialysis machines. A condition known as hemolytic anemia can occur if the disinfectant is not completely removed from the water that is used for dialysate. Consequently, the pretreatment scheme used for the dialysis units must include some means, such as a charcoal filter, for removing the chloramine prior to this date. Medical facilities should also determine if additional precautions are required for medical equipment.

In addition, the chloraminated water may be toxic to fish. If you have a fish tank, please make sure that the chemicals or filters that you are using are designed for use in water that has been treated with chloramines. You may also need to change the type of filter that you use for the fish tank.

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