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UPDATE: REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS SET TO BEGIN SOON

Dear District Resident,

The Bilma Public Utility District (“District”) Board of Directors (“Board”) would like to provide an update on construction along the District’s hike and bike trails.
In June 2021, the Harris County Flood Control District (“HCFCD”) began a Major Maintenance project of the Spring Gully Tributary which runs parallel with the District’s hike and bike trails. The HCFCD, not the District nor Spring Creek Oaks Community Improvement Association, owns the property along the hike and bike trails and the District has an agreement with HCFCD to maintain and repair the hike and bike trails. Since June, there has been a heavy presence of construction crews and equipment in the area and the trails have been closed to the public. The HCFCD’s project, in the vicinity of the District’s maintained hike and bike trails, is scheduled to be complete by the end of October 2021, pending any potential weather delays.

The District has already facilitated temporary repairs to the asphalt paving on the portion of the hike and bike trail that is west of the Spring Gully Tributary and north of T.C. Jester Boulevard (the trail that is across the creek from Kuehnle Elementary). There are still minor repairs to be made to the west side of the trails and thus, this portion of the trail remains closed. The District anticipates the west side of the hike and bike trail will be safe to fully open to the public by October 1. Until then, the District asks that the public refrain from accessing the west side of the hike and bike trail.

The Board has decided to replace the entire east side of the hike and bike trail, the portion that runs closest to Kuehnle Elementary, with concrete which is a more durable and cost-effective material. The design, bidding and construction of this project is estimated to take approximately 8 months, pending any weather delays. For the safety of everyone, the east side of the trail remains officially closed to public access until construction is complete in 2022.

The Board understands how vital the east side of the hike and bike trail is for students walking to and from Kuehnle Elementary. Because this portion will be inaccessible for the better part of the 2021-2022 school year, the District will construct a sidewalk along Winding Ridge Drive to connect the soccer fields to Kuehnle Elementary. Construction of the sidewalk should be complete by early October, pending any weather delays.

The Board thanks the community for their patience during HCFCD’s maintenance project and as the District begins to repair and replace the hike and bike trails. Please feel free to contact the Board or attend a monthly meeting if you have any questions.

Bilma PUD Board of Directors

By |2021-09-17T15:01:08-05:00September 17th, 2021|

UPDATE: ALL HIKE AND BIKE TRAILS CLOSED, CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

Hike and Bike Trails Closed During Spring Gully Maintenance Project

Dear District Resident,

The Bilma Public Utility District (“District”) Board of Directors would like to provide an update of construction on the District’s hike and bike trails.

In June 2021, the Harris County Flood Control District (“HCFCD”) began a Major Maintenance project of the Spring Gully Tributary which runs parallel with the District’s hike and bike trails. There will be a heavy presence of construction crews and equipment until the project is complete.

For the safety of everyone, the entire length of the District hike and bike trails are closed to public access until construction is complete. Residents are asked to abide by posted notices in the area advising of the trail closure.

Project construction is expected to be complete along Spring Gully by early August, depending on weather conditions. Once HCFCD completes the repairs along Spring Gully, the District will then begin the process of replacing the removed portions of the hike and bike trails.

Please feel free to contact the District’s Board of Directors or attend a monthly meeting if you have any questions regarding this important project.

By |2021-07-06T13:20:43-05:00July 6th, 2021|

Annual System-Wide Flush of Water System

Bilma PUD will began flushing of the district’s water distribution system beginning on Monday April 19th and is expected to be completed by Friday April 23rd. Annual flushing of the district’s water system is a requirement of the TCEQ and maintains the water quality you are used to. If you experience any discolored water in your home, please flush your houseline for approximately 10 minutes and the problem should clear up. If you continue to have any issues, please contact our office at 281-353-9809 and we can send a service technician to assist you.

By |2021-04-16T10:07:28-05:00April 16th, 2021|

Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors

Bilma Public Utility District currently has a vacancy on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) for a term that expires in May 2022. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Board, please complete this application and return it to kcain@rbaplaw.com by Monday, May 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors
By |2021-04-05T12:43:17-05:00April 5th, 2021|

Water Update 2/18/2021

The District would like to reassure residents that the District is not affected by the City of Houston’s boil water notice issued on February 17, 2021 (or any boil water notice issued by neighboring municipalities or MUDs). The District’s water supply and facilities were not at any time affected by the City of Houston’s boil water notice. During this week’s unprecedented weather events, District facilities did not lose power. While water pressure in the District was temporarily reduced on February 17, at no time did it fall below TCEQ standards that require a boil water notice.

Residents are encouraged to refer to the District’s website for updates and sign up for text alerts at the following link: https://bilmapud.classicmessaging.com/

By |2021-02-18T11:55:38-06:00February 18th, 2021|

Water Update 2/17/2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

The District is aware of the City of Houston’s boil water notice issued on February 17, 2021. The District is not affected by this boil water notice and there is no need for District residents to boil water prior to use. The District’s facilities are currently operating normally during these challenging weather conditions and backup facilities are available should the need arise.

To preserve the District’s system, please DO NOT drip water as it could lead to District wide problems.

Residents are encouraged to refer to the District’s website for updates.

By |2021-02-18T04:13:12-06:00February 18th, 2021|

Garbage Collection/Potential Hazardous Weather

Status of Garbage Collection/Potential Hazardous Weather for Monday February 15, 2021: RRRT is currently monitoring the weather for potential hazardous conditions impacting garbage collections on Monday, February 15, 2021. RRRT will continue to assess weather conditions through Sunday evening, February 14, 2021, and will make a decision on moving forward with Monday collections or not, based on precipitation and safety. Please continue to visit the District’s website to obtain updates on the status of the February 15, 2021 garbage collection.

By |2021-02-12T21:39:51-06:00February 12th, 2021|

Freeze Watch

Bilma PUD residents, it is time to prepare for colder temperatures! There is a Freeze Watch in effect for Sunday night through Tuesday morning, February 14th – February 16, 2021. Temperatures are expected to drop to freezing levels overnight.

How can District residents prepare? Practice the “Four P’s” as the cold fronts set in:

People:

  • Dress in warm clothing, wear coats and gloves when outdoors.
  • Protect children and the elderly. Never leave them in a cold place or vehicle.
  • Temperatures are predicted to be in the teens Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Pets:

  • Bring your pets indoors.
  • Provide a warm, safe place for them to eat and sleep.

Pipes:

  • Prevent frozen pipes and damage to your home by opening the cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to circulate and warm the pipes.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets and exposed pipes and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.

Plants:

  • Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
  • Hydrate plants early so they can absorb and stay healthy through the cold.

Additionally, there are a few vehicle-safety tips to observe during winter weather:

  • Keep your gas tank full.
  • Have tire pressure checked.
  • Have a phone charger, first aid kit, blankets, and jumper cables in your car.
  • Check local road conditions at www.houstontranstar.org. State highway information available at www.drivetexas.org.

Lastly, Fire Departments have provided some safety tips surrounding space heaters and other supplemental heating sources during the colder days:

  • Never leave a space heater unattended or a child unattended with a space heater.
  • Keep all combustible materials (including yourself!) at least three (3) feet away from the heater.
  • Never overload outlets or breakers.
  • Do not use extension cords for the heater.
  • Always turn it off if leaving the room and/or going to sleep.
By |2021-02-12T21:41:08-06:00February 12th, 2021|

Notice Regarding Postponement of NHCRWA Fee Increase

The Board of the District approved postponement of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (“NHCRWA”) fee increase that was set to take effect on April billing statements. Such action was taken at a special teleconference meeting of the District held on Friday, April 24, 2020 and is in accordance with the NHCRWA’s decision to postpone an increase in pumpage fees and surface water rates charged to the District.

By |2020-04-24T18:47:01-05:00April 24th, 2020|
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