During the Walden Men’s Breakfast January 4th, Margie Barlow, MUD 8 Director, presented Water Smart to the attendees. Conservation of our natural resources is a responsibility of everyone in our community. Highlighted were some of the smart water conservation things that can be easily accomplished by everyone in Walden. This includes not running sprinkler systems in the rainy season, checking sprinkler systems periodically to ensure that no heads are broken, not over watering, and adding rain gauges to sprinkler systems. Water Smart packets were handed out to all men attending the breakfast. If you would like one, please call Hays Utility North and request a packet.
Also, during the January 4, 2019 Men’s Breakfast, MUD 8 Engineer Justin Abshire, Jones & Carter Engineering, provided an update on major project activities that MUD 8 is working at the present time.
Storm Drainage Project
Rebel Construction began work in late November. Rain has slowed some of the construction work. There are five zones included in this contract. Zones 1 & 2 are on Browning and they will be completed in January and February respectively. Zones 3 & 4 are both on Thoreau and they will be completed in March and April respectively. Zone 6 is on Hemmingway and this work will be completed in late January.
Waste Water Treatment Plant
ALLCO, LLC began mobilizing in early January. Phase I of this contract has a 480 day schedule which establishes a substantial completion date of April 26, 2020. The Waste Water Treatment Plant new plant is expanding the capacity from 800,000 gallons per day to 1.25 Million Gallons per day. This new plant will also improve quality of water discharged into Lake Conroe to comply with new State of Texas permit requirements.
The Presentation that Mr. Justin Abshire showed can be found here: