TRASH: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS
In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of our employee’s safety, we are asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any direct contact with the garbage.
Please continue to place your recycling loose in your container. However, if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, please place recyclables in plastic bags and dispose with your regular garbage.
Trash and Recycle Services will continue as normal, but we are experiencing an increase in the amount of residential solid waste as a result of residents spending more time at home. Please be patient as we are doing our best to get everyone’s waste collected.
Green waste collection will continue; however, we anticipate delays in service. By taking the following steps, residents can help minimize these delays:
- Mulch leaves and grass clippings instead of bagging them for disposal
- Limit the amount of pruning and tree trimming to only what is essential
- If utilizing a landscaping company, ensure all green waste is collected and hauled off by the contractor.
The EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual.
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The next directors election is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022. The District will establish the polling place(s) for the election, which will be provided in the Notice of Election.
Applications for a place on the ballot may be filed from January 19, 2022, to 5:00 p.m. local time on February 18, 2022. For information about the requirements for filing for candidacy for a position on the Board, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s candidate website, at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml.
Elecciones de la Junta Directiva
La próxima elección de directores está programada para el sábado 7 de mayo de 2022. El Distrito establecerá el(los) lugar(es) para la elección, los cuales serán provistos en el Aviso de Elección.
Las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de votación pueden presentarse desde el 19 de enero de 2022 hasta las 5:00 p.m. hora local del 18 de febrero de 2022. Para obtener información acerca de los requisitos para presentar la candidatura para una posición en la Junta, sírvase visitar ele sitio web del candidato del Secretario de Estado de Texas en https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml.
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Thôøi gian noäp ñôn xin ghi teân treân laù phieáu laø töø ngaøy 19 thaùng Moät, 2022 ñeán 5 giôø chieàu giôø ñòa phöông ngaøy 18 thaùng Hai, 2022. Ñeå bieát theâm thoâng tin veà caùc yeâu caàu noäp ñôn tranh cöû cho moät ví trí cuûa Ban, vui loøng gheù thaêm website öùng cöû vieân cuûa Toång Tröôûng Tieåu Bang Texas taïi https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml.
At a special teleconference meeting of the Authority held on Monday, April 20th, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Authority approved the postponement of the pumpage fee and surface water rate increases from April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020.
Should you have any questions regarding these actions of the Board, please contact the Authority office.
Harris County Municipal Utility District 367’s Board of Directors is conscious of maintenance costs incurred by the District. Clogged pipes cause major problems in wastewater treatment facilities. They may also cause home plumbing issues. Residents can help maintain a working sanitary sewer system by being mindful of what they put down the drain or flush down the toilet.
The following items should NOT be put down the drain or flushed:
- DO NOT FLUSH Feminine hygiene products in the toilet:
Items such as tampons and feminine pads are absorbent and increase in size after exposure to water in the pipes. This causes clogs in plumbing and the District’s sewer system. These items should be disposed of in a wastebasket.
- DO NOT FLUSH “Flushable” sanitary wipes and baby wipes down the toilet:
Despite being labeled as flushable by the manufacturer, these products may clump up in the pipes and cause clogs. Instead of flushing these items, keep a waste receptacle by the toilet for disposal.
- DO NOT FLUSH Cotton swabs such as “Q-tips” in the toilet:
These items include stiff cardboard or plastic stems in the middle which can clog pipes. Also, if they do make it to a wastewater treatment plant, they must be removed from the water and hauled to a proper trash facility. This creates an extra cost for your District.
- DO NOT FLUSH Diapers down the toilet:
Whether cloth or disposable, infant and adult diapers should never be disposed of in the toilet. They are too large to fit through the plumbing of your home and cause blockages in District pipes that take wastewater to treatment plants.
- DO NOT FLUSH Cotton Balls and Paper Towels in the toilet:
These items are too bulky to fit through the pipes and will cause plumbing obstructions.
- DO NOT FLUSH Cigarette Butts in the toilet or wash down the sink:
Cigarette butts build up over time causing clogs and accumulate with other solid waste that should not have been flushed. These items must be hauled away to a trash facility, costing your District additional expense.
- DO NOT POUR Cooking Grease down the drain or in the toilet:
While hot cooking grease may seem easy to pour down the kitchen sink, it cools quickly once exposed to plumbing. Congealed grease can build up over time and create clogs.
- DO NOT FLUSH Condoms and other prophylactics in the toilet:
These items may cause clogs in the system and if they make it to a wastewater treatment facility, will have to be hauled to a proper trash disposal plant, increasing costs to your District.
Essentially, only wastewater and human waste should go down the drain or be flushed. Your help in adhering to these guidelines is greatly appreciated and will save your District unnecessary expenses.