District Updates – May 2023
It Bears Repeating, Summer is Just Around the Corner!
That means hot weather and increased irrigation which means higher water bills. To lessen the impact irrigation has on your water bill, now is a good time to;
Take the time to turn on your irrigation system and walk the zones looking for line and or sprinkler head leaks.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to check your backflow preventer to ensure it’s working properly.
If you’re unsure about doing so, there are a number of competent irrigation companies that, for a fee, will do an inspection for you. Just Google “irrigation companies near me”.
The Texas A&M Agrilife website contains a lot of useful information regarding residential irrigation systems, including backflow preventers, installation and maintenance. https://itc.tamu.edu/files/2018/05/Assembled-Manual.pdf.
Are you overwatering your lawn and landscape beds? Most residents are. The district highly recommends using the free Texas A&M Agrilife “Water my Yard” website, https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/asset-local/water-my-yard-program/. It’s a great way to help you reduce the volume of water you are using for irrigation.After setup, you’ll receive an email every Monday with their watering recommendations for the coming week.
Have a pool with an auto fill? To prevent overflows, check it’s operation to insure it’s working properly.
Most residents have favorite phone apps they look at every day. The Board encourages residents to add the EyeInWater app and get in the habit of looking at it daily to monitor your water usage. Doing so can help you catch spikes in water usage that may indicate you are losing water somewhere in your home or yard. You are responsible for your water distribution lines beyond your Smart Meter. By law, the District cannot write off lost water on your side of the meter. Doing so would mean the other District residents would be paying for your loss. Questions? Send an email to TNW.email@example.com.
The District has not raised water rates in many years and the NHCRWA recently reduced its fee so, if your water bill is increasing, it simply means you are using more water.
District Operator, H20 Innovation News
For those residents paying their monthly water/sewer bill by draft, H20 is changing their service provider. The change will require residents paying by draft to complete and submit a new draft payment form. H20 Innovation will be mailing the form and instructions to all residents paying by draft.
Work on the new Terravista detention pond trail has been delayed until Harry’s County engineers review and approve the scope of work.
Monthly MUD Board Meetings
Residents are encouraged to attend monthly Board meetings to learn what’s happening in the District. Regular monthly meetings begin promptly at 6pm, the third Thursday of every month at the clubhouse unless otherwise posted. Resident input is always the 1st item on the agenda. Agendas are posted on the clubhouse and on the District website no later than 3 days prior to the meeting.
Can’t make a meeting? Looking for information? Have a concern or question?
Check out the District’s website at https://www.tnwmud.org.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for, email the District at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will always receive a prompt, accurate reply!
Your Terranova West MUD Board of Directors
Tom Lovell, President (Term Expires: May 2027)
Ken E. Barrett, Vice President (Term Expires: May 2027)
Nannette Burrage, Secretary/Web Oversight (Term Expires May 2025)
Rob Sorensen, Assistant Secretary (Term Expires May 2027)
Larry Forrester, Treasurer/Assistant Secretary (Term Expires: May 2025)