- Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing—typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces, or in the attic. Insulation made especially for this purpose is available.
- Disconnect garden hoses and, shut off and insulate outside pipes and faucets.
- Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.
- Make sure you and your family know how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.
Due to power outages and reduced distribution system pressure within the District, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Barker Cypress MUD, TX1011613, public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Inframark, the operator for Barker Cypress MUD, at our 24-hour Customer Service Line (281) 398-8211.
If you’d like to sign up to receive important news and updates from the district via text messages, you can send a text message to the number (832) 669-4811 with the word BCMUD and you’ll be registered.