Month: February 2018
Notice Regarding Recent Motor Vehicle Burglaries
Recently, the Fall Creek community has experienced an increase in the number of motor vehicle burglaries. In addition to other entities such as homeowners associations, there are two special districts in the Fall Creek community that help pay for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement, Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 and Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 49. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office gathers statistics from these two areas. Here are the statistics from the Fall Creek community for burglary of a motor vehicle from November 2017 to February 6, 2018:
Fall Creek / WCID 96
November 2017 – 2
December 2017 – 0
January 2018 – 10
So far to February 5, 2018 – 1
Fall Creek / MUD 49
November 2017 – 3
December 2017 – 2
January 2018 – 2
So far to February 5, 2018 – 2
No one wants their car or truck broken it to and property stolen, but there are times when citizens provide crooks an opportunity for an easy burglary. The following is a list of things to do to that will deter your vehicle being a target:
- If possible, park your vehicles in your garage.
- If you do park in your driveway or in the street, LOCK YOUR VEHICLE. A substantial number of vehicles where property is taken are not locked.
- Keep the driveway lighted at night or have lights with motion sensors on them.
- When you go shopping or to the gym, be aware of where you park, and try to park as close to the business as you can. Also, don’t take things from the inside of your vehicle in the parking lot and then lock them in the trunk thinking your property will be safe. Often the crooks are watching, and they will break into your vehicle to gain access to the trunk.
- Do not leave anything of value such as laptop computers, briefcases, billfolds, purses, or shopping bags full of recently purchased items inside your car. It only takes a matter of seconds for crooks to look into your car and see articles left behind.
- Utilize the alarm system on your vehicle.
- If your vehicle is burglarized, be sure to file a report with the law enforcement agency who has jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
These are some of the things that can help from becoming the next victim. Do your part in avoiding your vehicle being burglarized.
Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
7900 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, Texas 77338
HARRIS COUNTY WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO.96
CONSECUTIVE SYSTEMS PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Title 30, Texas Administrative Code §290.122(g), because Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 (the “District”) purchases its drinking water from the City of Houston (the “City”), the City is providing this Consecutive Systems Public Notice to the District. The District is communicating with the City regarding the Consecutive Systems Public Notice and will take any action if necessary. Residents should be aware that the District analyzes its drinking water daily for disinfection residuals as well as performing monthly checks for coliform bacteria levels. None of the District’s results have been below regulatory standards or indicated any type of problem.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HOUSTON’S DRINKING WATER
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “TCEQ”) sets water quality standards for public drinking water. Samples taken in the Houston Main Public Water System during October, November, and December 2017 were in compliance and met drinking water standards for bacteria; however, chlorine disinfectant residual levels during these months were below the TCEQ-required minimum standards in more than 5 percent of the samples taken, triggering a required notice from City.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
HOUSTON’S DRINKING WATER REMAINS SAFE. There is nothing you need to do.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
Houston Water is:
- monitoring chlorine levels at drinking water purification plants and throughout the water system to ensure regulatory compliance.
- prioritizing field response by defining areas where disinfectant is low.
- conducting maintenance to optimize water flow.
For more information about the nature and significance of this violation, you may call Si Environmental at (832) 490-1601.
This notice is being sent to you by Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No.96, Public Water System ID#: 1013175. Date distributed: February 2018.
Pursuant to federal and state notice requirements, Houston Water is required to notify you that inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
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.