2021 RAIN BARREL GIVEAWAY

Fort Bend County MUD No. 50 (the “MUD”) is committed to helping you save water! As part of its ongoing water conservation program, the MUD is giving away a rain barrel to one resident in each of the six neighborhoods within its boundaries. Rain barrels collect and store rainwater — providing a free source of non-potable water that can be used in numerous ways including watering your flowers and lawn or even washing your car.

In order to enter the drawing for a free rain barrel, please visit the “Contact Us” link on the left sidebar and submit the following information:

  • Your name;

  • Your email address (to be contacted in the event you are a winner); and

  • The neighborhood in which you live. Please choose from the following neighborhoods:

    • West Park Lakes;

    • Lost Creek;

    • Grand Meadows at Parkway Lakes;

    • Club Estates at Parkway Lakes;

    • The Meadows at Parkway Lakes; or

    • Grand Ridge Crossing.

Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021, for consideration. Entrants must own property within the boundaries of the neighborhood indicated on their submission, as evidenced by an active service account with the MUD. The MUD’s Board of Directors will randomly select one winner via blind drawing from each of the six neighborhoods indicated above at its regular monthly meeting held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. All selections of the MUD’s Board of Directors shall be deemed final. Winners will be contacted via e-mail on or about Wednesday, November 10, 2021, to coordinate delivery of the rain barrel. In the event that a winning entrant does not respond to the winner notification within 5 business days, the District shall no longer be obligated to award a rain barrel to that entrant. In the event that no submissions are received for a particular neighborhood, the District’s Board of Directors will combine all non-winning entries submitted for all of the neighborhoods and randomly select winners from the remaining entries via blind drawing. In no event shall the MUD be obligated to award more than six rain barrels nor shall an entrant be eligible for more than one award. It is each winner’s responsibility to comply with any applicable homeowner’s association rules related to the placement and use of a rain barrel.

Link to the COVID-19 page on MDS’s website

Please use the link below to access any future CDC, EPA, and TCEQ updates

COVID-19 Response

Water Transmission and COVID-19

According to the Center for Disease Control (the “CDC”), the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.  Conventional water treatment methods, such as those utilized in Fort Bend County MUD No. 50’s drinking water system, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.  Please see the link below for more information provided by the CDC.

CDC_Municipal-Water-and-COVID-19 3-26-20

Additionally, please do not flush wet wipes, napkins, or heavy paper towels. Instead, properly dispose of them by throwing them in the trash. Please see the link below.

Sewer System Considerations 3-26-20

FORT BEND MUD 50

The Fort Bend Municipal Utility District 50 (the “District”) was created by an order of the Texas Water Commission, now known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “TCEQ”), dated March 18, 1986, with the idea that providing water, sewer, drainage, and other services to our communities was a job best done by a group of citizens who are residents of the District and who are elected by their neighbors. The rights, powers, privileges, authority, and functions of the District are established by the general laws of the State of Texas pertaining to municipal utility districts, including Article XVI, Section 59 of the Constitution of Texas and Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The District is also subject to the continuing supervision of the TCEQ.

The principal functions of the District are to finance, construct, own, and operate waterworks, wastewater, and drainage facilities and to provide such facilities and services to the customers of the District. Operating as a District also allows broader latitude to customize services, promote community benefits, and respond to opportunities that benefit the District’s residents. At its start, the District was composed of approximately 550 acres of land. However, it has grown significantly throughout the years and now contains approximately 1,248.6 acres of land including not only single-family homes, but thriving commercial property as well.

The District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five individuals who are owners of property within the District and are elected by voters within the District. The Board of Directors sets the policies of the District. Regular meetings of the District Board of Directors are held the second Tuesday of the month at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77027.