FBC Severe Weather: Status Updates for 12/6/2018

As you may be aware, we are expecting some heavy rain and the potential for some severe weather to move through our area starting today and overnight into Saturday. As a recap from the National Weather Service/Hydro:

  • The rain will start in the evening hours on Friday (during commuting hours)
  • The bulk of the rain will hit FBC between midnight and 6am Saturday morning
  • Once the front moves through in the morning on Saturday, it will move through quickly
  • Most of the impacts to FBC will be flash flooding of streets, creeks, and bayous with the potential for some damaging winds (remember: there are lot of holiday decorations in yards this time of year) and tornadoes
  • We likely won’t see river impacts along the Brazos or San Bernardo until into next week
  • FBC EOC is currently at Level III (Increased Readiness). The FBC EOC will likely move to Level II (Limited Activation) with a partial activation of the EOC in the afternoon on Friday (12/7/2018).

Emergency alerts, if any, and other information regarding potential flooding will be issued by the Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management, and may be monitored at http://fbcoem.org.

Notice of Preliminary 2019 Fees

This notice is being provided to assist well owners with their annual budgeting process. The NFBWA’s Board of Directors anticipates increasing the Groundwater Reduction Plan Fee (“GRP Fee”) to $3.65 per 1,000 gallons of water pumped and the Surface Water Fee (“Surface Water Fee”) to $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of surface water received, which correspondingly increases the Imported Water Fee, effective January 1, 2019. These fees will be utilized to fund the cost of constructing, operating, and maintaining the Authority’s current surface water supply system, as well as the capital costs associated with constructing the additional large-scale infrastructure projects needed to meet the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s groundwater reduction requirements.

The NFBWA’s 2019 budget will be adopted at the December 11, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Directors, at which time a discussion of budget, water supply, and Groundwater Reduction Plan issues will take place. A notice of the meeting date and location for formal adoption of the GRP Fee and the Surface Water Fee will be distributed at a later date.

Thanksgiving Trash Collection

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no trash collection on Thursday, November 22nd. Trash collection will resume on the next scheduled service day.