Park Plan Status as of October 8, 2019

(See FBMUD118 website under RESOURCES / DOCUMENTS / PROJECT DOCUMENTS for more information on each park project.)

The District recently finished the design phase on playground improvements at Waterside Village Park. The project will include a new large and small playground area in addition to new pavilion. The project was publicly advertised, and bids were received in April 2019. Contracts were executed and the Notice to Proceed was issued in May 2019. The current substantial completion date is September 2019. This project is a part of the District purchasing the playground property and equipment on the Village side of Water Side Estates from the HOA for around $80,000. The District recently hired park maintenance company to monitor and keep the park clean, safe and maintained. Construction is underway at Waterside Village Park and we kindly ask for your patience and cooperation. Safety is our main concern.

The District completed numerous capital projects intended to improve the quality of life within the District and promote water conservation. These include the addition of a walking/jogging trail within Barski Park (Phase 1), a children’s splash pad area, a new playground, a pavilion, and a reclaimed water irrigation system to serve District greenspace areas. The Board of Director’s respectfully requests your patience as the construction of the reclaimed water project is still ongoing and expected to be completed in October 2019. The Board of Directors of the District encourages all individuals interested in the projects to review the maps provided and attend the Board of Director’s monthly meetings held at 6:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at the office of the Greater Fort Bend EDC, One Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.

The Splash Pad has been completed and is open for use. There is a push button on a pad to activate the equipment. It will be operational from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily from April through October. Splash pad rules sign was recently damaged due to inclement weather and should soon be replaced.

The Reclaimed Water Project is near completion as final testing is underway. The anticipated substantial completion date is October 2019. The District continues to upgrade and make improvements to their irrigation sprinkler system to accommodate the new water system. The District will be placing signs around the community in September and making the final irrigation connections. The District anticipates operating the new irrigation system by the end of October 2019.

 

FBCMUD 118 Projects
Substantial Completion Final Completion
Barski Playground 7/3/2018 8/30/2018
Splash Pad 8/31/2018 10/30/2018
Barski Pavilion 8/31/2018 8/30/2018
Jogging Trail Phase I 10/2/2018 1/2/2019
Reclaimed Water Phase I 2/9/2019 October 2019*
Jogging Trail Phase 3 Construction Underway March 2020*
Playground at Waterside Village Park Construction Underway October 2019*
Irrigation System Improvements Construction In Progress October 2019*

Notes: * indicates estimated final completion date

Labor Day Trash Collection

In observance of Labor Day, there will be no trash collection on Monday, September 2nd. Trash collection will resume on Thursday, September 5th.

How and Why the NFBWA Promotes Water Reuse

Between 2020 and 2050 the population in our area is projected to nearly double, and demand for water will continue to increase. Even with more people consuming water. the Fort Bend Subsidence District has mandated that the area within the NFBWA’s boundaries convert 60% of total usage from groundwater to alternative water by 2025.

One source of alternative water is purifying and reusing the water that would typically go down the drain.

Much of the water that we use every day flows down our drains to wastewater treatment plants where it is treated to meet state and federal water quality standards. The treated water is then returned to lakes or streams. However, before we send that water back into the water cycle we can choose to reclaim, purify, and reuse it. Don’t worry, the treated water travels through a separate distribution system of purple pipe, and is only used for non-drinking purposes like irrigating common spaces, filling amenity lakes and fighting fires.

Many communities and Municipal Utility Districts within the NFBWA’s boundaries are currently using reuse water or planning to do so in the future. The NFBWA has an incentive program that offers MUDs a reduced water rate to help encourage use of reuse water. MUDs that participate in this program include Cinco MUD No. 1 (Cinco Ranch), Fort Bend County MUD No. 169 (Cross Creek Ranch), and Fort Bend County MUD No. 182 (Tamarron HOA). Since 2016, these three MUDs combined have utilized over 800,000,000 gallons of reuse water.