Freeze Warnings and Hard Freeze Warnings Expected

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.




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  • 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.


Best Trash is your new garbage and recycling service provider beginning Monday, August 23, 2021. They have started delivering 1 trash can and 1 recycle container today, August 18, 2021 and will continue throughout the week until complete. Trash service days will be Monday and Thursday with a new recycle day on Monday. Please have your container to the curb by 7am on service days. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Best Trash at 281-313-2378 or email

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Texas Pride will pick-up their garbage cans beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021. Please leave your Texas Pride cans on the curb as this could take a few days to complete.


The District has implemented an email and text alert system for the residents of Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 361. 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.

To sign up for email and text notifications, please click here to visit the sign up page.


Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 361 (the “District”) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, located in northeast Harris County approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

Access to downtown Houston is provided via North Beltway 8 East to either Texas State Highway 59 or Interstate Highway 10. Access to the District from North Beltway 8 East is provided via West Lake Houston Parkway, which forms the western boundary of the District.

The District is a municipal utility district created by an order of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ” or “Commission”), effective March 10, 1997.

The District is empowered, among other things, to finance, purchase, construct, operate and maintain all works, improvements, facilities and plants necessary for the supply and distribution of water; the collection, transportation and treatment of wastewater; and the control and diversion of storm water. The District may issue bonds and other forms of indebtedness to purchase or construct such facilities.