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Reports of Low Water Pressure

Dear Bilma PUD Customers:

The District is aware of reports of low water pressure that occurred the morning of Friday, December 23. The District’s Operator immediately responded to the issue and increased pressure to the system. While the issue has been fixed, the Operator will continue to monitor the District’s water system.

Please note that the District’s water system is and has remained safe to use throughout this incident. There is no need to boil your water at this time.

The District will provide any further updates on the District’s website, as necessary.

Thank you,

Bilma PUD Board of Directors

By |2022-12-23T14:07:01-06:00December 23rd, 2022|

Leaks Can Run- But They Cannot Hide

Drip, Drip, Drip…Let’s Talk Leaks!

Guess what! National Fix A Leak Week is March 14-20th and we want to be sure you have the best resources to keep you informed of the little problems caused by water leaks. Awareness of what to look for and knowledge of how to fix any leak issues can go a long way in prevention and saving money. Leaks can run, but they can’t hide!

Did you know that simple faucet leaks amount to approximately 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year? That’s huge! And so easily preventable! Not to mention, leaks are costly. Taking time each year to perform a preventative check, can help keep your check book in order.
When you are on the hunt for possible leaks, it is important to start with the data… Begin with your water bill, check your meter, and test your toilets. These will give you some clue as to the prevalence of a water leak in your home.

The EPA recommends the following checklist for tracking down a leak! Here are some of the best-known hiding places to start. Keep your ears open!
  • Bathroom
    • Toilets
    • Faucets
    • Showerheads
    • Under the sink
    • Don’t forget the tub!
  • Laundry Room
    • Check all of your hook-ups!
    • Look for pooling in the washer itself (it could indicate a source leak)
  • Kitchen
    • Check all appliances, such as the dishwasher and fridge. Many times, there are leaks behind them.
  • Basement and Garage
    • Sinks
    • Exposed pipes
    • Water Heaters
  • Outside
    • Spigots
    • Irrigation controls and sprinkler heads

Well, that all depends on your plumbing skills. Whether you choose to call in a professional or venture down the DIY path, below are a few steps everyone should take… just in case.

  1. Turn off the water line to the leaking location.
  2. Identify the primary source of the leak.
  3. Document any and all damage (date, time, photos, description, etc.).
  4. If necessary, call your insurance company.
  5. Call in the professionals or DIY to fix any damage caused by the leak.
  6. Look for any secondary impacts caused by the leak, such as mold or mildew.

It’s important that everyone learn the ins and outs of their plumbing system to avoid costly repairs or surprise damages. Not only does it help protect your home and family, but you also help reduce any wasteful impacts to our water sources.
Enjoy Fix a Leak Week! Best of luck to all you DIY’ers!

Article Sources

Detect and Chase Down Leaks With Watersense
EPA- Fix a Leak Week
Home is Being Destroyed- Act Now.
How To Find Water Leaks In Your Home’s Plumbing
Dangers and Causes of Hidden Water Leaks in the House

Want to Learn More?

EPA- At Home Activity
Home Water Works
YouTube ~ Just search “Plumbing”
WaterSense- Fix a Leak Week

Other Resources

wikiHow- Find a Water Leak in Your House
Fancy Pants Homes- Common Household Water Leaks to Watch Out For/
Water Use It Wisely- Fix a Leak Week/
White House Utility District- Fix a Leak Week/

For Kids

EPA- Student Fact Sheet
EPA- Leak Detective

By |2022-04-01T10:38:59-05:00March 11th, 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|

Hike and Bike Trails Closed Pending Spring Gully Maintenance Project

Dear District Resident,

The Harris County Flood Control District (“HCFCD”) will soon begin a Major Maintenance project of Cypress Creek and Tributaries including the Spring Gully Tributary which runs parallel with Bilma Public Utility District’s (“Bilma PUD”) hike and bike trails. For the safety of everyone, the entire length of the Bilma PUD hike and bike trails will be closed to public access during the project. In addition, access will be limited to the soccer field/park located at the corner of Winding Ridge Drive and TC Jester Blvd.

Improvements to be made by the HCFCD include repairing erosion and replacing failed storm sewer outfall pipes within Spring Gully. This will require the removal of several sections of the hike and bike trails. The Contractor for HCFCD is LECON, Inc.

Project construction is currently scheduled to commence in June 2021 and is expected to be complete along Spring Gully by early August, depending on weather conditions. Once HCFCD completes the repairs along Spring Gully, Bilma PUD will then begin the process of replacing the removed portions of the hike and bike trails.

The Bilma PUD Board of Directors (“Board”) understands the hike and bike trails are an integral part of the community and is hopeful all repairs will be completed prior to the 2021-2022 school year begins. The Board appreciates your cooperation in staying off all portions of the hike and bike trails during construction.

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 |2021-10-03T20:15:48-05:00June 3rd, 2021|

District Hike and Bike Trails Closure

A portion of the District’s hike and bike trail is closed from public use until necessary repairs can be made to a damaged drainage pipe. The section is located on the north side of the trail, east of T C Jester Blvd. The District requests that the public abide by warning signs in the area and refrain from accessing this portion of the trail. The rest of the trail remains open unless noted otherwise.

By |2021-06-05T08:00:48-05:00May 23rd, 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|

Trash Service- Weather Update

Bilma’s trash collection company, RRRT, will not pick up on Monday, 2/15/2021, out of an abundance of caution due to severe winter weather conditions. Next pick up is Bilma’s regularly scheduled day, Thursday, weather permitting.

By |2021-02-19T22:02:05-06:00February 15th, 2021|

Park Bond Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the November Park Bond Election. Since the Park Bond passed, we are continuing to collect information based upon the wants and needs of you, the constituents of the District. We encourage you to fill out the survey below, and please be as specific as possible. Any comments you provide will be read by the entire Board Directors and can help us with the decision making process on the best use of the park bond funds.

We appreciate your time on this.
~Bilma PUD Board of Directors

By |2020-01-23T16:06:50-06:00January 22nd, 2020|
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