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General Information

THE DISTRICT – AN OVERVIEW

Harris County MUD #186 is a conservation and reclamation district created on July 9, 1980, and operates as a municipal utility district. The District’s primary function and responsibility is to purchase, construct, operate and maintain all systems necessary for the supply and distribution of water; collect, transport and treat wastewater; and control and divert storm water.  Go to The District for a more detailed description of the legal formation, responsibilities, and oversight of Municipal Utility District #186.

JUST HOW BIG IS THE DISTRICT?

The District contains approximately 364 acres of land. Its development began in 1981 and currently it has 699 single-family residential connections, two apartment communities with a total of 487 units, and 140 commercial connections. For more detailed information about the District’s location and extent please refer to the MAPS link.

WHERE DO WE GET OUR WATER?

The District pumps underground water to the surface from two wells. The District supplied, on average, approximately 14.5 million gallons/month during 2015. The water treatment plant has two ground water storage tanks, the newest one completed in 2004, enabling the District to have enough storage capacity to provide water during peak demand time and also to maintain a cushion for emergency firefighting needs. In 2006 the District completed a new water transmission line to purchase surface water from the City of Houston through the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA). Starting in 2010 Harris County MUD 186 began receiving 95% of its water from the WHCRWA. The Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District  (HGSD) required the conversion to surface water because of evidence that pulling water out of our underground reservoirs increases the rate of subsidence in areas of Harris County

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE STUFF THAT GOES DOWN THE DRAIN?

It is transported through sewer lines that connect each customer to the wastewater treatment plant. The District owns approximately 22% of the capacity in the Copperfield Sewage Treatment Plant. The plant is owned by six neighborhood MUDS. Please go to the Water Rates link for sewer service rates information.

THE DISTRICT – SOME HISTORY AND TIDBITS

The District, at time of creation contained approximately 351 acres.  All of the area was north of F.M. 529.  A 13 acre parcel south of F.M. 529 but contiguous to the District was annexed bringing the total area up to 364 acres of land.

 One method of maintaining sewer transmission lines is by sending a small video camera through the pipe, recording their appearance. Examination of the video can show blockage, cracking, or other problems that need to be addressed before they become an emergency situation. Videotaping, examining the data, and making necessary repairs are an on-going long term District project that began in March of 2000. The older sections of the District were scheduled first, where time, weight, roots, and wear could have done the most damage. Since then 100% of the sewer transmission lines have been videotaped and necessary repairs made. District philosophy is to be proactive in maintaining the sewer and water lines.

THE DISTRICT – ENCOURAGING CONSERVATION

Each year the District funds water conservation kits utilizing the Water Wise Program through the public elementary schools in our District.

 






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