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January 23, 2024 Board Meeting

The HCMUD 217 Board of Directors will be having a Board Meeting.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:00 P.M.

Where:  HCMUD 217 Administration Building, 12248 T.C. Jester Blvd, Houston, Texas 77067

The Board will conduct an in-person meeting at its physical meeting location. As an accommodation, the Board is making available a telephone and/or video option for members of the public to listen to the meeting and to address the Board.

To Participate by Telephone:
+1 218-321-0370
PIN: ‪242 024 755‬‬#

To Participate by Videoconference:
meet.google.com/uhc-bsro-suf

Meetings are open to the public. Residents are welcome to participate and hear updates about the District.

The Meeting Agenda can be found by clicking the link below.

Freezing Weather Expected!

A hard freeze is expected in the Houston area. Now is the time to prepare your home for the cold. Please take extra precautions to protect your pipes from the freezing temperatures. Click the image above for the most up-to-date weather forecast.
Se espera una fuerte helada en el área de Houston. Ahora es el momento de preparar su hogar para el frío. Tome precauciones adicionales para proteger sus tuberías de las temperaturas bajo cero. Haga clic en la imagen de arriba para obtener el pronóstico del tiempo más actualizado.

Click here for some helpful tips for protecting pipes.
Haga clic aquí para obtener algunos consejos útiles para proteger las tuberías.

To stay up to date on weather conditions and other district news, sign up for Resident Alerts today HERE!
Para mantenerse actualizado sobre las condiciones climáticas y otras noticias del distrito, regístrese hoy para recibir alertas para residentes AQUÍ.

Protect Your Pipes!

Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on pipes, leading to costly repairs and inconvenience. In this article we will explore practical tips to help you winterize your pipes and ensure a smoothly running plumbing system during the colder months.

  1. Insulate Exposed Pipes: One of the most effective ways to prevent pipes from freezing is to insulate them. Identify any exposed pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as basements, crawl spaces, or attics, and wrap them with insulation sleeves or tape. This extra layer provides a barrier against the cold and helps maintain a stable temperature.
  2. Seal Gaps and Cracks: Inspect your home for any gaps or cracks that may allow cold air to seep in and reach your pipes. Use caulking or weatherstripping to seal these openings, especially around windows and doors. By creating a well-insulated environment, you reduce the risk of freezing pipes and improve overall energy efficiency.
  3. Keep Interior Temperatures Consistent: Maintaining a consistent temperature inside your home is crucial during winter. Set your thermostat to a minimum temperature, even when you’re away, to ensure that your pipes stay warm. A temperature range of 55-60°F (12-15°C) is generally recommended to prevent freezing.
  4. Allow Faucets to Drip: On extremely cold nights, letting faucets drip can prevent water from standing still in the pipes and freezing. This continuous flow, even at a slow rate, can alleviate pressure and reduce the likelihood of pipe bursts. Focus on faucets connected to pipes along exterior walls.
  5. Disconnect and Drain Outdoor Hoses: Before winter sets in, disconnect and drain any outdoor hoses. Water left in hoses can freeze and back up into your pipes, causing blockages and potential damage. Store hoses in a shed or garage to protect them from the cold.
  6. Shut Off Exterior Water Sources: If you have exterior water sources like outdoor faucets or irrigation systems, be sure to shut them off and drain the water before winter arrives. This prevents water from freezing in the pipes and causing damage.

Taking the time to winterize your pipes is a small investment that can save you from the headache and expense of dealing with frozen or burst pipes. By insulating, sealing gaps, maintaining consistent interior temperatures, and taking precautions with outdoor plumbing, you can ensure a smooth and worry-free winter for your home. Stay warm and protected!

Special Trash Pickup This Saturday, December 30!

The Board of HCMUD 217 has arranged for an extra trash pickup on Saturday, December 30.

Please place your NEW trash cans out by 6 a.m. to ensure your trash is collected.

The next regularly scheduled trash day will be Thursday, January 4, 2024.

For information on our new trash service, please visit the Garbage page.

December 20, 2023 Board Meeting

The HCMUD 217 Board of Directors will be having a Board Meeting.

When: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.

Where:  HCMUD 217 Administration Building, 12248 T.C. Jester Blvd, Houston, Texas 77067

The Board will conduct an in-person meeting at its physical meeting location. As an accommodation, the Board is making available a telephone and/or video option for members of the public to listen to the meeting and to address the Board.

To Participate by Telephone:
+1 218-321-0370
PIN: ‪242 024 755‬‬#

To Participate by Videoconference:
meet.google.com/uhc-bsro-suf

Meetings are open to the public. Residents are welcome to participate and hear updates about the District.

The Meeting Agenda can be found by clicking the link below.

December 12, 2023 Special Board Meeting

The HCMUD 217 Board of Directors will be having a Special Board Meeting.

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.

Where:  HCMUD 217 Administration Building, 12248 T.C. Jester Blvd, Houston, Texas 77067

The Board will conduct an in-person meeting at its physical meeting location.

Meetings are open to the public. Residents are welcome to participate and hear updates about the District.

The Meeting Agenda can be found by clicking the link below.

Winter Festival Recap

It’s the most wonderful time of year!

The Board of Directors of Harris County MUD 217 had a wonderful time celebrating our Winter Festival along side our amazing community.

We are so grateful for all of the families who were able to attend and the fantastic vendors and donors who put in the effort to make it all possible.

We hope to see you again next Christmas!

To view the entire event gallery, please click the photo below!

Winter Festival with Santa & Mrs. Claus!

Harris County MUD 217 would like to invite you and your family to our
Winter Festival with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

When: Saturday December 2, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: HCMUD 217 Admin Building, 12248 T C Jester Blvd., Houston, TX 77067

November 28, 2023 Board Meeting

The HCMUD 217 Board of Directors will be having a Board Meeting.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.

Where:  HCMUD 217 Administration Building, 12248 T.C. Jester Blvd, Houston, Texas 77067

The Board will conduct an in-person meeting at its physical meeting location. As an accommodation, the Board is making available a telephone and/or video option for members of the public to listen to the meeting and to address the Board.

To Participate by Telephone:
+1 218-321-0370
PIN: ‪242 024 755‬‬#

To Participate by Videoconference:
meet.google.com/uhc-bsro-suf

Meetings are open to the public. Residents are welcome to participate and hear updates about the District.

The Meeting Agenda can be found by clicking the link below.