February 2017 MUD 8 Board Meeting Highlights

  • The MUD 8 Board reviewed the status of improvements to storm sewer inlets (Inlets) within MUD 8. In January, three (3) Inlets were enlarged on Thoreau and two (2) on Browning. Five (5) more Inlets are scheduled to be enlarged in February.
  • The Board also reviewed the application for renewal of the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Permit. New Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) permitting requirements force the MUD 8 to reduce the phosphorous levels of the treated wastewater discharged by the WWTP into Lake Conroe. As a result, MUD 8, in partnership with MUD 9, must make substantial improvements to the WWTP. Once the improvements are completed, the WWTP will comply with the new TCEQ regulations and have an increased treatment capacity of 1.25 million gallons per day, which will provide for the long term growth of Walden. Design of the improvements, which will be located on the existing WWTP site, is currently underway. Clearing of a 1.5 acre portion of the 6-acre WWTP site is expected to begin in late March or early April 2017.
  • Hays North Utility will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing program throughout Walden later this month. Be advised that there may be some temporary discoloration of your water.

Stormwater Drainage System Improvement Project

The District is currently in the planning phase of a stormwater drainage system improvement project, design of which is anticipated to be completed in September 2017. Construction of such project is expected to begin in the First (1st) Quarter 2018 after funding is secured through the issuance of bonds and design plans are approved by the necessary State and local jurisdictions.