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Debris Separation Guide and Pick Up

Harris County Precinct 3 to Begin Collecting Residential Vegetative Debris on July 15, 2024

Beginning Monday, July 15, 2024, Harris County Precinct 3 crews will be collecting storm-related residential vegetative debris left on the curb.   Residents should report their debris to Precinct 3 by calling 713-274-3100 or submitting their location at pct3.com/service-request.

Residents must follow the instructions in the Debris Separation Guide provided below to ensure that their debris is collected.

By |2024-07-16T16:29:59-05:00July 16th, 2024|

Precinct 3 Debris Removal

Precinct 3 Residents,
Precinct 3 Road and Bridge crews and contracted trucks will be starting debris pick- up on Monday, May 20th. Our area stretches from The Villages up to Cypress, through Tomball, Spring, Humble, Atascocita, then down the San Jacinto River through Huffman, Crosby, Highlands, and Baytown to Channelview. We were especially hard hit in Cypress and The Villages areas.

We expect debris operations to last for weeks to months, so please be patient as we move through the affected areas. Each debris zone where debris has been reported will have assets assigned. Presence will be heavier in the most impacted areas.

The most impactful things you can do to help are as follows:

  • REPORT DEBRIS to our hotline by calling 713-274-3880, this greatly helps with planning and staging of assets. You can also call Precinct 3 dispatch at 713-274-3100, if the debris hotline is busy.
  • Follow the debris staging/sorting guidelines in the attached handout (vegetative, construction, appliances, electronics, hazardous)
  • If at all possible, do not park cars on the street near or across from debris piles. Our trucks and equipment are very large and if an area is not able to be accessed we will have to return later once obstructions have been removed.

Please know that we understand how traumatic and disruptive an event like this can be. Many of our crews who will be working in your areas are also Precinct 3 residents with property damage and power outages… this makes us especially proud to be serving you. Thank you for your partnership in the recovery efforts

Tom Ramsey
Commissioner Precinct

By |2024-07-16T16:14:25-05:00June 5th, 2024|

Winterize Your Home

With freezing temperatures right around the corner, it’s a good time to refresh ourselves on precautionary measures for drops in temperature and cold weather.

The Four P’s to Prepare your Home this Winter:

  • People
  • Pets
  • Pipes
  • Plants


  • Avoid going outside if it is not necessary. If you do, make sure you layer up from head to toe.
  • To keep you and your family safe, it is imperative your home is warm.
  • Make sure your heat is set to an appropriate temperature to make your entire home comfortable. Remember, heat rises so if you sleep upstairs, your room may be warmer than rooms downstairs.
  • If you use a fireplace, make sure you have a screen to catch any embers that might escape or a rolling log.
  • Never use your stove or oven to heat your home.
  • If you smell smoke or see flames, call 9-1-1 immediately.


  • While protecting your family, it is imperative to protect your pets as well.
  • Pets, like humans, are vulnerable to cold temperatures. If not taken care of properly, they can succumb to frostbite and even hypothermia.
  • If you have a dog that typically lives outdoors, consider letting them inside when temperatures drop to freezing. While their fur does help to keep them warm, it provides little help in freezing temperatures.
  • If you absolutely cannot bring them inside, make sure they have a warm shelter, plenty of food and fresh water so it does not freeze.
  • If your pet looks like it has any symptoms resembling frostbite or hypothermia, call your vet.


  • Turn off the sprinkler system shut-off valve. Most residential devices have two shut-off valves. These are typically covered in blue on the valve handles and located before and after the sprinkler system backflow device. A diagram is shown below.
  • Release the water pressure from the bleeder valves. The bleeder valves are usually located under the top of the backflow device. If the water does not stop flowing you may have not shut the valves off completely.
  • Leave the smaller bleeder valve open, this will let any remaining water in the line expand without breaking the device. Insulate your backflow device. Most hardware/home services stores carry backflow insulation supplies.
  • Make sure to cover all your exposed pipes with a cover. You can also cover your pipes with towels, duct tape or another adhesive strip as long as they are wrapped tightly.
  • You can also open up the cabinets to let warm air circulate throughout your home. Just make sure any harmful chemicals are out of reach for children and pets.


  • When cold weather hits, it’s a good idea to bring in all of your outdoor plants.
  • If you can’t bring in the plant, cover it with a blanket to make sure they do not die.

Other Tips

  • Don’t forget to make sure your car is okay for the freezing temperatures. Check your anti-freeze and your batteries. Also make sure to check your tire pressure and the tread.
  • Speaking of cars, make sure when you are on the road that you are mindful parts of the roads may be frozen, particularly bridges. Do not speed and never slam on the brakes.
  • Make sure if you use a generator, it is outdoors. Do not use a generator inside, including in your garage.
By |2024-02-29T21:34:37-06:00January 12th, 2024|

Winter Freeze Warning

Being prepared is the first step in reducing costly home repairs and emergency situations during inclement weather . Here are some tips to help keep you warm, safe and reduce the chance of damage to your residence and/or property:

  • Shop earlier for supplies! When dangerous weather is pending, don’t wait to stock up on useful items, such as pipe insulation, bottled water, canned goods, hygiene & feminine products, pet food, batteries, flashlights, wood for fire places, gas powered generator if possible, and blankets. Checking fuel levels in your vehicle and toping off if necessary is also a good idea.
  • Stock up on medications and first aid supplies! Road conditions may become hazardous during inclement weather, so make sure you have at least a weeks worth of first aid needs and prescribed medications on hand.
  • Insulating outside water pipes! Check around and near your home and property to insure there are no exposed water pipes. Covering any outside faucets, water spigots and turning off automated water sprinkler systems is a must during freezing temps.
  • Check on elderly family members and friends prior to inclement weather. They may not have the resources to stock up on supplies, and may require assistance.
  • Bring outside pets indoors! Remember: If you’re cold, they’re cold. Bring them into a warm area with plenty of bedding. If your pet requires a prescription medication, make sure you have a least a weeks worth on hand during the inclement weather.
  • Checking all window and door sills to ensure proper fit and that they are air tight to prevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping. This is especially important in case of power loss in your home.
  • Cover outside plants and shrubbery with sheets. Covering your landscaping will help minimize the risk of damage caused by frost and freezing temps, and when possible, bring potted plants indoors.
By |2024-02-29T21:34:26-06:00January 12th, 2024|

NHCRWA terminates Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan

The North Harris County Regional Water Authority is immediately terminating Stage 1 of its’ Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), pursuant to Article III, 2 (B).

Please continue to conserve water to preserve our natural resources.

By |2024-02-29T21:31:56-06:00November 13th, 2023|

NHCRWA Rescinded Stage 2 Drought Contingency

The North Harris County Regional Water Authority has immediately terminated implementation of mandatory Stage 2 of its’ Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), due to reduced demand and therefore, HCWCID 136 has as well. Please keep in mind that implementation of voluntary Stage 1 of the DCP remains in effect. For more information on the DCP, you may find it here: Drought Contingency Plan (PDF)

By |2024-02-29T21:32:05-06:00October 12th, 2023|

Harris County WCID 136 Stage 2 Drought Conditions

All District customers are required to implement limited outdoor irrigation use to no more than 2 days per week between 7:00 p.m and 5:00 a.m in conformity with the following schedule (no watering on Mondays) effective August 27, 2023:

  • Sundays and Thursdays for single‐family residential customers with even numbered street addresses
  • Saturdays and Wednesdays for single‐family residential customers with odd numbered street addresses; and
  • Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers

Compliance with the above requirements is mandatory. If you have any questions about this message, please contact our office at (281) 353-9809.

By |2023-10-12T12:56:47-05:00August 30th, 2023|
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