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Leaks Can Run- But They Cannot Hide

Drip, Drip, Drip…Let’s Talk Leaks!

Guess what! National Fix A Leak Week is March 14-20th and we want to be sure you have the best resources to keep you informed of the little problems caused by water leaks. Awareness of what to look for and knowledge of how to fix any leak issues can go a long way in prevention and saving money. Leaks can run, but they can’t hide!



Did you know that simple faucet leaks amount to approximately 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year? That’s huge! And so easily preventable! Not to mention, leaks are costly. Taking time each year to perform a preventative check, can help keep your check book in order.
When you are on the hunt for possible leaks, it is important to start with the data… Begin with your water bill, check your meter, and test your toilets. These will give you some clue as to the prevalence of a water leak in your home.

The EPA recommends the following checklist for tracking down a leak! Here are some of the best-known hiding places to start. Keep your ears open!
  • Bathroom
    • Toilets
    • Faucets
    • Showerheads
    • Under the sink
    • Don’t forget the tub!
  • Laundry Room
    • Check all of your hook-ups!
    • Look for pooling in the washer itself (it could indicate a source leak)
  • Kitchen
    • Check all appliances, such as the dishwasher and fridge. Many times, there are leaks behind them.
  • Basement and Garage
    • Sinks
    • Exposed pipes
    • Water Heaters
  • Outside
    • Spigots
    • Irrigation controls and sprinkler heads

Well, that all depends on your plumbing skills. Whether you choose to call in a professional or venture down the DIY path, below are a few steps everyone should take… just in case.

  1. Turn off the water line to the leaking location.
  2. Identify the primary source of the leak.
  3. Document any and all damage (date, time, photos, description, etc.).
  4. If necessary, call your insurance company.
  5. Call in the professionals or DIY to fix any damage caused by the leak.
  6. Look for any secondary impacts caused by the leak, such as mold or mildew.

It’s important that everyone learn the ins and outs of their plumbing system to avoid costly repairs or surprise damages. Not only does it help protect your home and family, but you also help reduce any wasteful impacts to our water sources.
Enjoy Fix a Leak Week! Best of luck to all you DIY’ers!

Article Sources

Detect and Chase Down Leaks With Watersense
EPA- Fix a Leak Week
Home is Being Destroyed- Act Now.
How To Find Water Leaks In Your Home’s Plumbing
Dangers and Causes of Hidden Water Leaks in the House

Want to Learn More?

EPA- At Home Activity
Home Water Works
YouTube ~ Just search “Plumbing”
WaterSense- Fix a Leak Week

Other Resources

wikiHow- Find a Water Leak in Your House
Fancy Pants Homes- Common Household Water Leaks to Watch Out For/
Water Use It Wisely- Fix a Leak Week/
White House Utility District- Fix a Leak Week/

For Kids

EPA- Student Fact Sheet
EPA- Leak Detective

By |2022-04-01T09:27:56-05:00March 9th, 2022|Archive|

Reported Water Pressure Issues 2/17/2021 @ 8:00 a.m.

The Operator is assessing the reported low water pressure issues with the District and is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. The District asks that all customers conserve water as much as possible and repair or isolate leaks that may have occurred on customers property. Thank you for your patience during the extreme weather issues.

By |2021-02-20T22:02:06-06:00February 17th, 2021|Archive|

NHCRWA Fee Increase

The North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) will increase rates effective April 1, 2020. This fee is charged to all MUD districts in their jurisdiction. This water usage fee is passed on to the end consumer via a line item on the monthly water bill. Currently the NHCRWA rate is $3.85 per 1000 gallons of water used. The new rate will be $4.25 per 1000 gallons. This increase will impact your bill, depending on your water usage. The MUD 364 water rates will not increase, only the NHCRWA fee.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact NHCRWA. Please note that the MUD 364 Directors are residents of the District, and have to pay the same fees for water usage.

Your water bill will increase with the April billing cycle.

By |2020-01-31T06:39:29-06:00January 31st, 2020|Latest News|

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11, 2019

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019). Hurricanes.gov/Prepare

Sunday, May 5- Determine Your Risk
Monday, May 6- Develop an Evacuation Plan
Tuesday, May 7- Assemble Disaster Supplies
Wednesday, May 8- Get an Insurance Checkup
Thursday, May 9- Strengthen Your Home
Friday, May 10- Help Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 11- Complete a Written Plan

By |2019-05-07T07:54:05-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Latest News|

Texas’ Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

This weekend is the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in the State of Texas. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Please visit the Texas Comptroller’s Website for more information, including a list of qualifying and excluded supplies. Hurricane Season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the next storm is in the Gulf before preparing yourself and your family.

By |2019-04-27T15:58:00-05:00April 27th, 2019|Latest News|

Order Declaring Unopposed Candidates Elected to Office and Canceling Election

ORDER DECLARING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES ELECTED TO OFFICE AND CANCELING ELECTION

ORDEN QUE DECLARA A LOS CANDIDATOS SIN OPONENTES
ELECTOS A SUS CARGOS Y CANCELA LA ELECCIÓN

LỆNH CÔNG BỐ CÁC ỨNG CỬ VIÊN KHÔNG CÓ ĐỐI THỦ
TRÚNG CỬ VÀO VỊ TRÍ TRANH CỬ VÀ HỦY BỎ CUỘC BẦU CỬ

關於宣佈無競爭對手候選人
當選公職及取消選舉的命令

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By |2021-02-23T17:37:29-06:00September 28th, 2018|Archive|

Harris County Flood Control District Bond Election

TO THE CUSTOMERS OF HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 364

What: Harris County Flood Control District Bond Election

When: Election Day: Saturday, August 25, 2018
From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Early Voting: Starts Wednesday, August 8th

Information: Visit www.HarrisVotes.com for specific early voting dates/times and to find the most convenient voting location for you.

The Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, previously approved Harris County’s request to hold a special bond election for drainage and flood reduction projects on August 25, 2018, which is the one (1)-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. More than 150 projects identified by the Harris County Flood Control District are candidates for such bond funding. These projects will provide flood risk reduction benefits in the watersheds in which the projects are located and includes projects within and/or benefitting Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 364 (the “District”), the district in which you reside. The Board of Directors of the District is encouraging all of its registered voters to participate and VOTE in the upcoming Harris County Flood Control District Special Bond Election on August 25, 2018.

To read more about the Special Bond Election and Harris County’s flood risk reduction projects proposed to be funded by the bond issue funds, please visit the Harris County Flood Control District’s website at: https://www.hcfcd.org/bondprogram/.

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By |2021-02-23T17:37:22-06:00July 18th, 2018|Archive|
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