There is no boil water notice in effect for Cinco Ranch residents or businesses. The City of Houston has issued a Boil Water Notice for their water system and other systems effected by the City’s issue. While local media (and social media) are reporting boil water notices for the City and those other Water Districts in our area, these notices do not pertain to any Cinco Ranch receivers, as the Master District maintains independent water production facilities. Again, Cinco Ranch is not currently under a Boil Water Notice.
In the event a Boil Water Notice needs to be issued for our community, notification will be provided. For immediate and up-to-date 24/7 information, you can always reach out to Inframark 24-hour Customer Service line at 281-398-8211.
Please join us tomorrow, November 5th for a special water conservation event hosted by the Cinco MUDs at Central Green at LaCenterra from Noon-3pm. Events for the kids, including touring the NFBWA Mobile Learning Lab, and giveaways for kids and adults!
As the outdoor temperatures continue to rise, your landscaping will need more water. But, how much more? Watering too much can compromise plant health and increase your monthly water bill.
Visit www.nfbwa.com/water-my-yard to sign up for weekly tips about the right amount of water for your landscaping needs.
At the end of May, the North Fort Bend Water Authority recognized Cinco MUD #7 for it’s outstanding efforts in water conservation for 2021. The Authority presented this personalized stepping stone to the Board of Directors to share with the community. The stone will be placed along the walking trail along the bayou for all to see!
The District’s water conservation efforts continue in 2022 with our public education program and by participating in additional programs in conjunction with the Authority. You can check out our website to find other ways to save water…and money!
You have the opportunity to receive a credit towards your water bill when you purchase and install high efficiency appliances or water saving items for your landscape! Items range from nozzles on sprinkler heads to the clothes washer in the laundry room. Visit www.nfbwa.com/resident-rebate for more information.
Check your sprinkler system annually to conserve water and manage your water usage. The NFBWA’s free irrigation evaluation program provides a licensed irrigator to check your water settings and make recommendations. Visit www.nfbwa.com/wise-guys to sign up for a FREE evaluation.
How much should you water your lawn? The Water My Yard tool provides customized watering recommendations to keep your lawn healthy. You’ll get weekly messages to make sure you have the most up-to-date recommendations. Take the guesswork out of water maintenance and sign up at www.nfbwa.com/water-my-yard.
Before a freeze, the District wants to provide helpful instructions to protect your pipes if the weather predictions are for a Hard Freeze. According to the National Weather Service, a Hard Freeze occurs when the temperature reaches 28 degrees, or lower, for at least a few hours. There are a number of ways to protect the pipes in your home, but the graphics below give instructions on how to drain the internal plumbing, and how to winterize and drain your irrigation system. Additional instructions to protect your pipes are:
- Unhook any outdoor water hoses attached to your faucets.
- Wrap outdoor pipes and faucets with foam, rags, or other insulating material. To keep the insulation in place, secure it with string, wire, or tape.
- Install insulation or covers over outside water faucets.
- Open cabinet doors under your sinks to provide warm air circulation.
- Circulate water in your home by allowing at least one sink to drip.
- Keep the temperature of your home above 55 degrees.