Flock Safety is Coming Soon

UPDATE: July 5, 2024

Faulkey Gully M.U.D. (FGMUD) is bringing Flock Safety to our Community. Flock Safety is an automated license plate reader system that will help our local law enforcement agencies identify vehicles that are associated with incidents in FGMUD and surrounding areas. Information from Flock will be received directly by Harris County Pct. 4 Constables and our local law enforcement partners to help fight crime in FGMUD.

Twenty seven cameras will be installed at strategic locations near entrances to our District. Last fall, the FGMUD Board of Directors (“the Board”) voted to implement Flock Safety. We have worked closely with our Harris County Pct. 4 Constables to implement Flock Safety in our Community.

Permits for installation of the cameras have been received and the installation has begun. Flock Safety plans to have all of our camera units operational by August 2024. The FGMUD Board is excited to be leading this effort, so we have gathered some questions and answers that might help our residents to better understand Flock Safety.

What is the Flock Safety system?

Flock Safety is an automated license plate reader system that captures an image of a vehicle as it passes a camera location. License plate information and other vehicle data are securely recorded and made available to law enforcement personnel providing actionable evidence for fighting crime in FGMUD.

What information is collected by Flock Safety cameras?

In addition to providing license plate information, Flock Safety allows law enforcement officers to query various characteristics of a suspect vehicle, including make, model, color and type of the vehicle, license plate information, and other attributes, like a missing hub cap.

Do Flock Safety cameras have facial recognition?

Flock’s solar-powered cameras will be mounted at strategic locations near entry/exit points around our Community. Flock’s technology does not use facial recognition, so the data retrieved will not include any information about the vehicle occupants and is not used for traffic enforcement.

How secure is Flock Safety?

Flock data is fully encrypted and stored securely in Amazon Web Services GovCloud. Information collected is only available to law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Flock Safety defaults to delete stored data after 30 days on a rolling basis. Flock data will not be available to FGMUD or non-law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Flock is contractually obligated not to share or sell information to any third parties.

More information about Flock Safety is available at www.FlockSafety.com or contact FGMUD at www.faulkeygullymud.com

Progress Update on District Sanitary Sewer System Inspection and Cleaning by Chief Solutions

Chief Solutions (the “Contractor”) has been Contracted by the District to clean, televise, and inspect the District’s sanitary sewer system.

This inspection generally consists of water jetting the sanitary sewer pipes and inspecting by video camera for any deficiencies that may need to be repaired.

The Contractor will gain access to the sanitary sewer lines via manholes that are located within the public road right-of-way, or within back-lot utility easements.

The Contractor is approximately 65% complete with Phases 2-5, as denoted in the accompanying map. They anticipate being complete by mid May 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Admin@faulkeygullymud.com or call (281) 320-2470.

Safety Alert

If someone comes to your door requesting a payment for your water account, please contact the proper authorities and report this immediately to Municipal Operations & Consulting (MOC).

Field technicians do not collect payments in person.

Payments must be made online via their website, via telephone, or in person at one of their office locations.

Click here for more information about how to identify a MOC staff member.

If you have questions or concerns at any time about someone who claims to be an MOC staff member, please don’t hesitate to call the office at 281-367-5511 to verify the information.

Stay Safe This Holiday Season: Turkey Fryer Dangers and Food Safety Tips

Turkey Fryers

Be alert to the dangers if you’re thinking of celebrating the holidays by frying a turkey. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there have been hundreds turkey-fryer related fires, burns or other injuries, and millions of dollars in property loss from these incidents.

NSC discourages the use of turkey fryers at home and urges those who prefer fried turkey to seek out professional establishments or consider using an oil-less turkey fryer. If you must fry your own turkey, follow all U.S. Fire Administration turkey fryer guidelines.

Food Poisoning Is No Joke

Keep your holidays happy by handling food safely. The foodsafety.gov website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides some valuable holiday food safety tips:

  • Wash your hands frequently when handling food
    ● Keep raw meat away from fresh produce
    ● Use separate cutting boards, plates and utensils for uncooked and cooked meats to avoid cross-contamination
    ● Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature
    ● Refrigerate hot or cold leftover food within two hours of being served
    ● When storing turkey, cut the leftovers in small pieces so they will chill quickly
    ● Thanksgiving leftovers are safe for three to four days when properly refrigerated

Watch this holiday food safety video for more information.

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 www.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.

Compliance to the above recommendations is voluntary.

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;
  • Please limit irrigation and lawn watering to the times and days indicated below.
    • Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an evennumber (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8)
    • Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9)
    • Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers
    • No Watering on Mondays
    • Irrigate landscapes only between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on designated watering days.

Compliance with the above requirements is mandatory.

NHCRWA implements Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan 08-24-2023

North Harris County Regional Water Authority