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August 2, 2018 – Water Restrictions Lifted

Dry Spells and Water Rationing

At this point it’s no surprise we are enduring a long dry spell. Naturally as the heat rises and rain is no where is sight water demand goes up as residents try to bring in their yards and gardens. Northampton MUD has the responsibility of ensuring that there is enough water to serve our residents and there is a plan to ensure the health and safety issues (like fire fighting) are addressed. This plan is called the “Drought Contingency Plan” and its action is triggered by the number of hours the wells have to run to keep up with demand.

The first stage is active when the wells must run 18 hours a day to keep up and the second when wells need 22 hours to meet demand. The restrictions are as follows.

Stage 1:

  1. Odd addresses & Esplanades – Water on Saturday & Wednesday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  2. Even addresses – Water on Sunday & Thursday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  3. Hand held hose or bucket or car washing- Water anytime
  4. Please practice water conservation and minimize or discontinue water for non-essential purposes

Stage 2:

  1. Odd addresses & Esplanades – Water on Saturday & Wednesday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  2. Even addresses – Water on Sunday & Thursday
    • Only 12 midnight to 10AM or 8PM to 12 midnight
  3. Car washing only on above designated watering days and times
  4. No washing down of sidewalks, driveway, or hard or building surfaces
  5. No Pool/Jacuzzi filling except on above designated watering days and times
August 2, 2018 – Water Restrictions Lifted2018-08-03T13:39:53+00:00

Reward

Recently, the restrooms at the Northcrest Park were vandalized. The Northampton MUD Board is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If you have any information concerning the vandalism, please contact the MUD office at 281-376-3499.

Reward2018-06-29T16:41:15+00:00

Free Rain Sensors for Residents

Northampton residents enjoy an ever-shrinking commodity… large yards. But this amenity comes with a price: More lawn to water = higher water bills. Often our large yards are watered too often and for too long with water frequently running off into the streets. With the cost of water rising and aquifers depleting, we need to be diligent in reducing our water consumption.

The EPA estimates that about 30% of residential water usage is devoted to outdoor uses. To help residents conserve water, the District is supplying free rain sensors to residents who would like to install them on their automatic sprinkler system. A sprinkler rain sensor operates via a gauge mounted on an external arm, that is mounted on a fence or roof gutter near your lawn or garden, attached to the sprinkler system. Disks inside the gauge absorb water and expand more as rain continues falling. These send a message to the sprinkler system controller, interrupting the electronic signal that turns on the sprinklers. The signal is blocked until the disks shrink again to their dry size. The sprinkler controller then receives the start signal, and resumes its spraying schedule.

Estimates vary, but a rain sensor could save you as much as 30% to 45% in outdoor water consumption!

To receive your free rain sensor, please visit the MUD office, M-F 8:30- 4:30.

Free Rain Sensors for Residents2018-04-05T13:09:57+00:00
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