Cypress Forest PUD – Water, Trash and Recycle Service Update

The region continues to have a water supply shortage as well as pressure issues. There has been damage to the system that provides Regional Water Authority (RWA) surface water to our district and the region. Our district is now using only well water and is operating at a low, but acceptable pressure. It is very important that everyone conserve and minimize their water usage. Please shut off the water at the supply line valve if you have a water line break in your home or with the irrigation system. A boil water notice has not been issued for our district. Our service provider EDP is working diligently on this issue. If there are emergency water supply issues that need to be addressed, EDP can be contacted at (832) 467 1599 or at customerservice@edpwater.com.

Texas Pride Disposal has many crew members that are dealing with home pipe damage issues, but plans on providing limited service on Friday. There will be no recycling service, but they plan to provide regular backdoor trash service.

CFPUD – Conserve Water

The inclement weather has caused a water supply shortage as well as pressure issues throughout the region, including our district. Please help conserve. If you experience a water line break, please shut off the water at the supply line valve. With temperatures near or above freezing, there is no need to ”trickle” the faucets. A boil water notice has not been issued for our district, but we are monitoring the situation closely. Our service provider EDP is working diligently on this issue. If there are emergency water supply issues that need to be addressed, EDP can be contacted at (832) 467 1599 or at customerservice@edpwater.com.

Weather Alert

Cypress Forest PUD’s Operator EDP (Environmental Development Partners) is gearing up for what could be a prolonged hard freeze. If it gets as cold for as long as what is currently forecasted (Sunday / Monday /Tuesday time frame), we expect widespread customer frozen pipes and pipe breaks when it begins to warm. This could result in numerous service calls for no water and broken pipes. Their resources will be stretched. Therefore, we ask or residents to prepare your homes and protect outdoor faucets, hose bibs and irrigation systems exposed directly to the cold. Check your favorite weather sites. EDP follows https://spacecityweather.com/ for weather forecasts.

Board Rejects Latest Draft Term Sheet From HCFCD

On December 10th, 2020, Tom Petrick received a DRAFT term sheet for a proposed transaction between Cypress Forest PUD (the “PUD”) and the Harris County Flood Control District (“HCFCD”) from HCFCD. HCFCD proposed to convey the 27 acres that it acquired from the Raveneaux CC owners to the PUD in exchange for approximately 140 acres owned by the PUD. The proposed 140 acres includes approximately 35 acres east of Champion Forest Drive and approximately 105 acres along Cypress Creek west of Champion Forest Drive. The CFPUD Board rejected the DRAFT term sheet at its January 5th, 2020 meeting and authorized its committee of Tom Petrick and David Normand to meet with interested golf groups to discuss considerations of potential golf operations within terms of any land exchange agreement with HCFCD. The CFPUD Board expects to continue discussions with HCFCD on a potential land exchange after taking feedback from the potential golf operators.

CFPUD – Trash and Recycling Update

Texas Pride Disposal completed the delivery of their new recycle carts to the CFPUD residents on Sunday, July 12. They provided backdoor trash service on Tuesday, July 14, and will provide backdoor trash and recycle service on Friday. Contact their Customer Service group if there are any issues with not receiving a cart, etc. – or if there are any start-up questions or issues. They can be reached via their website (www.texaspridedisposal.com/CFPUD or service@texaspridedisposal.com), or at (281) 342-8178.

WCA has completed the picked-up their recycle carts. Most of the carts have been removed, but there are a few carts remaining at some homes. WCA informed us Monday night that they are not returning to pick-up any carts that may have been missed. If you want those carts (Royal and WCA) removed, contact Texas Pride Disposal Customer Service and they will assist you.

The lid on the new recycle cart says to place it curbside. That does not apply to our district. We have contracted for backdoor service and Texas Pride will collect recycle (and household trash) backdoor. They do want it visible from the curb so their crews can easily find it.

CFPUD – Recycle Cart Swap

The transition to Texas Pride Disposal is well underway. Details for the transition and the new provider are on the CFPUD Website: (www.cyforestpud.com).

The swapping out from WCA recycle carts to Texas Pride carts is underway, but not yet complete. Texas Pride delivered their new carts to many residents today, and will finish the distribution to the entire district tomorrow (Sunday, July 12).

WCA is still in the process of collecting all of their carts (WCA and Royal). They began the process on Friday, and as previously reported, they extended the process through today. Unfortunately, after collecting carts in only a portion of our District today, WCA informed us that they are not able finish the operation by this weekend as promised. They stated the remaining carts will be collected on Monday and have requested that our residents leave them out by the curb. Please comply with their request. There are some recycle carts that have not been brought down to the curb, so there is some extra time to do so. We will continue to diligently monitor WCA until they complete the task.

To recap: WCA’s last day of service was July 10. They plan to pick up the rest of their recycle carts on Monday. Texas Pride will complete the delivery of their new recycle carts on Sunday, July 12 (at the end of the driveway). Texas Pride will provide our customary backdoor service starting July 14.

We apologize for WCA’s delay in removing their carts, and look forward to Texas Pride Disposal taking over trash collection this Tuesday. We thank you for your patience during this transition.

CFPUD Trash/Recycling Transition – Recycle Carts

The transition to Texas Pride Disposal was communicated yesterday via an alert. Details are on the CFPUD Website: (www.cyforestpud.com). There are two revisions to the plan for swapping out the recycle carts.

WCA just informed us that they want to “make sure that residents leave WCA recycling carts out through Saturday.”

Texas Pride says that the delivery of their new carts was delayed, so they will be delivering them on Saturday (and Sunday if needed).

To recap: WCA’s last day of service is July 10. They plan to pick up their recycle carts no later than Saturday. Texas Pride will be delivering new recycle carts on Saturday July 11 (at the end of the driveway). Texas Pride will provide our customary backdoor service starting July 14.

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this transition.