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Hurricane Preparedness 2022

Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1.


Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. impacts from wind and water can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur regardless of the storm’s strength. Know if you live in an area prone to flooding and if you’re safe to remain in your home.


Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. You may also need to leave if you live in a flood prone area or in a mobile home outside a hurricane evacuation zone. Now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there.

You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Your destination could be a friend or relative who lives in a well built home outside flood prone areas. Remember, your safest place may be to remain home. Be sure to account for your pets in your plan.

As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


Whether you’re evacuating or sheltering-in-place, you’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of 3 days (store a longer than 3-day supply of water, if possible). Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, follow health guidelines from your local officials and the CDC.


Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough insurance to repair or even replace your home and/or belongings. Remember, home and renters insurance doesn’t cover flooding, so you’ll need a separate policy for it.

Flood insurance is available through your company, agent, or the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov. Act now, as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.


Whether you’re evacuating, or planning to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications to withstand wind impacts. Many retrofits are not as costly or time consuming as you may think.

Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds.

If you’re a renter, work with your landlord now to prepare your home for a storm.


Many people rely on their neighbors before and after a disaster, and there are many ways you can help them. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes.

Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies but remember you may need to adjust your preparedness plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions.

Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know who issues evacuation orders for your area, determine locations on where you will ride out the storm, and start to get your supplies now. Being prepared before a hurricane threatens makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between being a hurricane victim or a hurricane survivor.

By |2022-05-12T17:45:56-05:00May 12th, 2022|

Disposal of COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits

Pursuant to rules set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits are considered medical waste and should be disposed of with your regular household garbage. DO NOT DISPOSE OF YOUR COVID-19 AT-HOME TESTING KITS WITH YOUR RECYCLING MATERIAL.

By |2022-03-01T10:15:19-06:00March 1st, 2022|

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 the status of repairs to the District’s hike and bike trails along the Spring Gully Tributary.

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 contractor completed the construction of the repairs to the HCFCD’s channels in the area of the District’s hike and bike trails in December 2021. During construction, the heavy equipment that the HCFCD contractor utilized damaged the existing hike and bike trail beyond repair. Although the District anticipated areas of minor damage to the existing hike and bike trail, they did not anticipate the collateral damage caused by the heavy equipment. Due to the extent of the damage, the District was forced to prepare plans to construct a new hike and bike trail and obtain approval from governmental agencies before proceeding with construction. The required process of obtaining governmental agency approval to construct a new trail has unfortunately extended the timeframe of placing the hike and bike trail back into service.

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 an 8-foot (8’) wide concrete hike and bike trail, which is a more durable and cost-effective material. The District hopes to receive approvals from governmental agencies in February 2022. Immediately following governmental agency approvals, the District will be required to publicly advertise and bid the project for construction. At this time, the District anticipates construction of the new hike and bike trail (east of tributary) to begin in April 2022, pending any delays with obtaining approvals from governmental agencies. For the safety of everyone, the east side of the trail remains officially closed to public access until construction is complete in mid-2022.

The District has already facilitated temporary repairs to the asphalt paving on the portion of the hike and bike trail west of the Spring Gully Tributary (the trail across the creek from Kuehnle Elementary) and north of TC Jester Boulevard. This portion of the trail is officially open to the public.

The Board understands how vital the east side of the hike and bike trail is for students walking to and from Kuehnle Elementary. Unfortunately, this portion of the hike and bike trail will be inaccessible for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. To help alleviate the burden caused by the east side of the hike and bike trail being closed, the District constructed a sidewalk along Winding Ridge Drive to connect the soccer fields to Kuehnle Elementary School.

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 |2022-02-14T12:23:47-06:00February 14th, 2022|

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|
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