Winter Freeze Preparation

H2O Innovation staff will be mobilized and standing by to deal with water main breaks and water plant issues.

If you experience a pipe freeze on your side of your water meter outside your home, H20 can only turn your water off at the meter. If you have a pipe broken inside your home, you can isolate your private cut off usually located on the side of your home below your water spigot. Or inside the garage. It’s a good idea to have the names of a couple of plumbers should you need them, as H2O does not repair homeowner private water lines.

Freeze Preparation Tips

  1. Wrap outdoor and garage pipes.
  2. Remove water hoses and wrap water spigot.
  3. Drain and turn off sprinkler systems.
  4. Turn off water to your washer if in garage.
  5. If you leave your house before a freeze, turn off the water at your private cut off valve and leave your heat on.

Protect your pipes when it freezes!

  1. Open cabinets under sinks to let your house’s heat warm the pipes.
  2. If your pipes freeze, turn off the water at your private cut off valve. This prevents broken pipes from leaking into the house after they thaw.

By |2024-01-12T20:47:27-06:00January 12th, 2024|

Maintenance of the Water Distribution System

Residents of Louetta Road Utility District

As part of the maintenance of the water distribution system and to improve the long-term water quality, Louetta Road Utility District, in conjunction with Terranova West Municipal Utility District will be temporarily changing the treatment chemical used to disinfect the water supply. This is being done to help address the water quality issues that were experienced this past summer. As this change can only be done when we are not receiving surface water, the treatment is a single event and not practical for normal operation. This will result in a slightly different odor and taste to the water. This project will be initiated the week of January 22, 2024. The entire project will take about 3 weeks.

We will send out additional information as we get closer to implementation of work.

By |2024-01-15T14:34:20-06:00November 21st, 2023|

Online Billing Changes

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS

H2O Innovation is excited to announce that we are updating our billing software provider.

The new online billing website will change. The software will still provide the same payment options you are accustomed to.

You will be assigned a new account number. You will be able to set up your autopayment and paperless billing through the new customer portal.

We will be providing more information as we move through this process. You will receive a detailed notice with your new account number along with a Security Code for your account. The code is necessary to set up your new online account.

H2O Innovation is excited about the change and will continue to strive to better serve you!

Thank you,
H2O Innovation Customer Care Team

By |2024-01-15T14:31:24-06:00October 23rd, 2023|

NHCRWA terminates Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan, Stage 1 remains in effect

The North Harris County Regional Water Authority is immediately terminating Stage 2 of its’ Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), due to reduced demand. Please keep in mind that Stage 1 of the DCP remains in effect.

The Authority’s Stage 1 DCP request that any customer receiving water from the Authority or well owner whose well is included under the Authority’s Harris-Galveston Subsidence District aggregate water well permit:

  • Check for and repair all leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets.
  • Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads and leak detection tablets.
  • Limit irrigation to no more than two days per week, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. following the schedules below:
    • Sundays and Thursdays for single family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses.
    • Saturdays and Wednesdays for single family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses.
    • Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers.
    • No watering on Mondays.

Compliance to the above recommendations is voluntary.

By |2023-11-07T21:35:40-06:00October 9th, 2023|

Drought Conditions

LRUD, along with the surrounding districts are in Stage 2 or our required drought contingency plan. Under this plan, there are mandatory water conservation restrictions. The district is seeing consumption rates in the District climbing, especially compared to past years. The last thing LRUD wants to do is to fine residents for not following the mandatory requirements. So, please follow the restrictions outlined below.

Limit outdoor irrigation to the hours of 7:00pm and 5:00am of the following day on no more than two (2) days per week, in conformity with the following schedule (no watering on Mondays):
Sundays and Thursdays for single-family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses
Saturdays and Wednesdays for single-family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses; and Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers.

With everyone’s help and cooperation, we will get through this.

Thank you for your cooperation.

By |2023-10-09T13:36:45-05:00September 7th, 2023|

NHCRWA implements Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan

The City of Houston (COH), the primary source of water for the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (Authority), has entered stage two of their Drought Contingency Plan, effective on August 27, 2023. The COH’s drought response calls for mandatory water conservations efforts to reduce water use, that will reduce the daily volume of water delivered. The Houston Public Works Release can be found under https://cityofhouston.news/stagetwodrought/.

As required by the Authority’s Drought Contingency Plan, the Authority must enter Stage 2 of our Drought Contingency Plan, when the COH enters into Stage 2 water shortage of their Drought Contingency Plan. The Authority’s Drought Contingency Plan requires that any customer receiving water from the Authority or well owner whose well is included under the Authority’s Harris-Galveston Subsidence District aggregate water well permit:

  • Repair detectible water leaks within 72 hours of discovery;
  • Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads and leak detection tablets;
  • Limit outdoor irrigation to the hours 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day on no more than two (2) days per week, in conformity with the following schedule (no watering on Mondays):
    • Sundays and Thursdays for single-family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses
    • Saturdays and Wednesdays for single-family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses; and
    • Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers

Compliance with the above requirements is mandatory.

A printable version of this notice can be found by visiting https://www.nhcrwa.com/2023/08/stage-2-dcp/

By |2023-10-09T13:36:56-05:00August 25th, 2023|

NHCRWA implements Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan

Due to the issues at the City of Houston’s NEWPP, the Authority is experiencing difficulties in meeting the high demand under the extreme weather conditions. The Authority is implementing Stage 1 of our Drought Contingency Plan immediately. The Authority’s Drought Contingency Plan request that any customer receiving water from the Authority or well owner whose well is included under the Authority’s Harris-Galveston Subsidence District aggregate water well permit:

  • Check for and repair all leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets.
  • Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads and leak detection tablets. Additional water conservation tips can be found at irrygator.com;
  • Limit irrigation to no more than two days per week, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. following the schedules below:
    • Sundays and Thursdays for single family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses.
    • Saturdays and Wednesdays for single family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses.
    • Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers.No watering on Mondays.
    • No watering on Mondays.

Compliance to the above recommendations is voluntary.

By |2023-10-09T13:37:10-05:00August 16th, 2023|

Recent Taste and Odor Inquiries Regarding Drinking Water

The recent changes in taste and odor of the treated surface water being delivered by the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”) to a few districts are believed to be the result of a spike in Geosmin and Methyl-Isoborneol (MIB) which are naturally occurring compounds found in Lake Houston. All recent test results have confirmed that the water being supplied by the City of Houston to the Authority and by the Authority to its customers is indeed safe and meets all State and Federal drinking water requirements.

The Authority purchases treated surface water from the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant (the “NEWPP”), the raw water source of which is the San Jacinto River and Lake Houston. Seasonal changes such as temperature and rainfall events can influence Geosmin and MIB levels in the water in Lake Houston. Seasonal changes in the lake can impart variations in taste and odor of the treated surface water. The City of Houston continuously monitors the incoming raw water and the finished water leaving the NEWPP to ensure its compliance with all applicable State and Federal drinking water standards.

The Authority is working with the City of Houston to mitigate the variations in taste and odor to the maximum extent possible. Proper disinfection levels are being monitored and maintained. Flushing, where appropriate, is being done to help alleviate the situation. The Authority is continuing to monitor, sample and test the water coming into our system and throughout our transmission and distribution system to ensure that the drinking water being delivered by the Authority is safe to drink.

By |2024-01-15T14:31:50-06:00July 25th, 2023|
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