Handy Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

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.

If you experience any issues with pipe bursts please contact Municipal District Services LLC (MDS) at (281) 290-6503.

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.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The KINGS MANOR MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 12:00 p.m., at the offices of Bacon, Wallace & Philbin LLP located at 6363 Woodway Dr, Suite 800, Houston, TX 77057. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

Click here to read the notice.

Latest Tax News

The Board of Directors of Kings Manor MUD is pleased to announce that for the year 2021, a $20,000 tax exemption in the assessed valuation of properties within the District owned by persons 65 years and older or disabled persons has been adopted. This is an increase of $10,000 from the previous year.

To qualify for the age 65 or older local option exemption, the owner must be age 65 or older and live in the house. If the age 65 or older homeowner dies, the surviving spouse may continue to receive the local option exemption if the surviving spouse is age 55 or older at the time of death and lives in and owns the home and applies for the exemption.

A disabled person must meet the definition of disabled for the purpose of receiving disability insurance benefits under the Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act.

To apply for the 65 years and older or disabled exemption, please contact the appraisal district for more information.

Notice of Waterline Flush

Flushing of the District’s Water Lines Will Be Performed During These 5 Days: Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8, 2021

Kings Manor MUD’s water and wastewater operating company, Municipal District Services (MDS), is conducting a comprehensive water line flushing program throughout the neighborhood. MDS will begin at 8:00 A.M. on January 4th and continue throughout the day until 4 P.M. on each of the 5 above dates. The flushing will continue until all of the water lines have been flushed.

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COVID-19 and Drinking Water

EPA Update: Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. For details, visit: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater

CDC Update: Water Transmission and COVID-19, Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use chlorine disinfection, such as those in municipal utility district’s drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

Texas Governor Abbott Discourages Texans from Hoarding Water and Other Supplies

Read more here: https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/03/13/governor-abbott-to-provide-texans-with-update-on-coronavirus-friday/

Important Notice From the Kings Manor MUD Garbage Provider

At Waste Management, we are committed to putting people first. The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our highest priority.

  • Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and federal, state and local agencies, Waste Management is taking necessary steps in response to social distancing recommendations, potential mitigation activity, and declared local states of emergency.
  • Effective March 18, 2020, we are temporarily closing residential call centers to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • We are rapidly coordinating the transition to home-officing operations at our call centers to serve our customers during this situation with the goal of resuming residential call handling as soon as possible.
  • At this time, there is no impact to your scheduled residential collection service.
  • During this temporary residential call center interruption, residents may continue to contact Waste Management thru www.wm.com.
  • For the most up-to-date service information, please encourage residents to visit wm.com/alerts.
  • The COVID-19 situation is evolving daily. As circumstances change that may impact our ability to provide services as scheduled, we will provide updates to our customers and communities.