The National Weather Service has advised that subfreezing temperatures are likely beginning Thursday night and into Friday morning following the passage of a strong cold front. Freeze Warnings and possible Hard Freeze Warnings can be expected. High temperatures could quite possibly remain below freezing throughout the day on Friday and not warm up above freezing until during the day on Saturday.
Steps for Winterizing your Home
- Insulate pipes with insulation sleeves, wrapping or using slip-on foam pipe insulation. Do not leave any gaps without insulation as cold air can affect the pipe in these spaces.
- Winterize your sprinkler system by turning the water off to your irrigation system and drain your backflow preventer.
- Maintain a heating source inside the building to protect pipes against cold.
- Open cabinets underneath faucets.
- Exterior hose bibs are normally left unattended, disconnect hoses and insulate faucets with covers or blankets.
- House Shut off valve: Know where your shut off valve is located in case of an emergency. Valve is usually on the side of the house near the garage. Some homes the valve is inside the garage wall.
- If you choose to leave a faucet dripping, please only let the faucet drip slowly. NO STEADY STREAMS.
- If traveling for the Holidays, it is recommended that you turn the water off at the street and drain all your plumbing.
- Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing — typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces, or in the attic.
- Winterize your house lines and irrigation system. Open your cabinet doors under your sinks to provide warm air circulation.
- Disconnect garden hoses and shut off and insulate outside pipes and faucets.
- Make sure you and your family know how to shut off the water in case pipes burst.
The District has implemented an email and text alert system for the residents of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 180. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in either email or text alert format, or both, related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.
The email alerts that you may receive will contain the majority of the relevant information and may occasionally direct you back to the District’s website for more details.
Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.
These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.