Fort Bend MUD Spring Open House

In 2022, the Board of Directors of Fort Bend MUD 47 hosted the 1st Annual Fort Bend MUD 47 Open House providing information on Flood Control and Severe Weather Preparedness.  We greatly appreciated having residents come out and hear the presentation and leave with a better understanding of the operations and management of our MUD.

On Monday, February 13th the Board of Directors of Fort Bend MUD 47 will be hosting our 2nd Annual Open House for all FBMUD 47 residents beginning at  7:00 pm at Life Pointe Church, 19506 Vicksburg Blvd.  The presentation this year will be “Understanding Municipal Utility District (MUD) Finances”.  The 45 minute presentation will begin at 7:15 pm  covering the topic of MUD finances – where does money come in from and how is it utilized in the operation and management of MUD 47.  Also included will be information on water conservation and how you can have an impact on your water bill.  Come meet the Board and  learn more about the MUD. We also have some door prizes to give away!  Every MUD 47 resident is invited to attend.  Hope to see all of you there.

Update: Walking Bridge Repair Begins

Repair of the walking bridge spanning the drainage channel between Vicksburg and Lake Shore Harbour subdivisions has been scheduled.

Work on the bridge will begin Tuesday, January 16, 2023 or Wednesday, January 17, 2023 (depending on weather conditions). The bridge will be closed/inaccessible during construction which is expected to last approximately three weeks.

Prior to closure, please continue to use caution when crossing the bridge as it has raised edges due to the secured boards. Also, report any issues regarding the FBMUD47 walking trail through the “Contact” page of our website.

Prepare for the Freeze

Protect Your Pipes

Freezing conditions are expected this Thursday evening with low temperatures near below freezing. Be sure to protect your pipes!

Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem – Water expands as it freezes and pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like attics, garages or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing
  • Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer’s or installer’s directions.
  • Remove, drain, and carefully store all hoses that are used outdoors.
  • Both hot and cold-water pipes in unheated areas should be insulated. A hot water supply line can freeze just as easily as a cold-water supply.
  • Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve” or installing UL-listed “heat tape”, “heat cable” or similar materials on exposed or susceptible to freezing water pipes.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold and hot water drip from the faucet served by pipes that are susceptible to freezing. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing because the temperature of the water running through them is above freezing.

If you suspect that the plumbing may be frozen at the point where the pipe goes under the house or in the attic, it is safest to call a plumber as it may be cracked and burst when thawed.

In the event of an emergency, please contact our operator, Municipal District Services, at 281-290-6500. Water running in the street or buckled pavement are signs of a water main break and should be reported immediately.