State Drought Conditions

Notice from Walden’s Municipal Utility Districts

Dear Residents,

Recent record-high temperatures and the absence of rain have contributed to drought conditions that have led to Walden’s Municipal Utility Districts to identify a Mild Water Shortage condition and urge water utility customers to voluntarily comply with the following suggestions.

  1. Watering your lawns and landscape late in the evening or early in the morning are the recommended periods. Lawns should be watered when the SUN IS NOT SHINING. The preferred time is after 10:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. Watering during high daytime temperatures will mean a good portion of the water will evaporate prior to providing lawns the moisture they need.
  2. Inspect automatic water systems to ensure that there are no leaks, and all irrigation heads are properly functioning, watering only the lawn and not streets or sidewalks.
  3. Curtail or discontinue non-essential uses such as washing down sidewalks, driveways, or buildings.

By conserving water now, Walden’s utility districts will hopefully be able to avoid more strict, mandatory watering limitations in the future.

Please see attached an article from the journal Texas+Water reporting how the state’s drought conditions have been alleviated due to the rains received the past couple of months. Just a reminder, if you have an automatic irrigation system, make sure it’s not running after a good rain. MUD8 is dedicated to conservation.

WWTP Phase I & New District Website

The MUD 8 new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Phase I was recently completed and has now passed all performance tests.   We have been operating with the new facility since March 1, 2022.   This plant increases the capacity from 800,000 gallons per day to 1,200,000 gallons per day to handle all of the MUD 8 and MUD 9 waste water treatment and also now in compliance with the new Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permit requirements.    Phase II of this project will be to remove much of the old treatment plant and installing a new solid waste collection facility and new electrical equipment.

MUD 8 also has a project to update the electrical control rooms for both of the MUD 8 Water Well Facilities (WP # 1 at Fitzgerald and Brightwood and WP # 2 on Browning).   WP #1 will be completed in September and WP #2 will begin in October and be complete in the first quarter of 2023.

The MUD 8 Website is being revised to also include MUD 9.    The new url is www.waldenmuds.com.  There will be many common links and then specific pages for each of MUD 8 and MUD 9.

 

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