Due to precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the electronic waste recycling on April 4, 2020 has been canceled. The next opportunity is tentatively scheduled for September. Please check back for more details in the coming months.
With toilet paper in short supply due to the panic buying in response to COVID-19, some researchers warn there’s a risk that toilet paper alternatives such as wet wipes, napkins and thicker paper towels may lead to another major “monster” waste issue. Since supermarket shelves are wiped bare of toilet paper, and napkin aisles fast emptying as well, water infrastructure experts fear that the use of toilet paper alternatives such as wet wipes, napkins and thicker paper could lead to major blockages in our sewage systems.
The wastewater treatment plant operator has seen a recent massive surge in non-flushables entering the plant from residents. These products can create blockages of fat, sanitary items, and wet wipes that block pipes and pumps and cause an added expense to remove, including sewer back-ups at your home.
Please do your part to protect our sewer pipes – do not flush wipes, napkins, or paper towels; properly disposing of them by throwing them in the trash.
Please be aware that the City of Houston’s boil water notice that was issued on February 27, 2020 does not affect water service to residents and businesses in Trail of the Lakes MUD. District customers do NOT have to boil water as the District receives no water from the City of Houston.