Voluntary Water Use Restrictions

Voluntary Water Use restrictions are now in effect due to a mechanical problem with one of District’s 3 wells. A contractor is working on repairing the well and it should be back in service by the end of August 2016. Thank you for your cooperation and a follow-up E-Blast will be sent when work is completed and restrictions discontinued.

Water Conservation Tips

Prolonged, dry conditions puts a strain on Texas water supplies for all uses. It just makes sense not to waste water. Here are a few tips to help you make better decisions about water use:

  1. In the summer, 50 – 80% of all water consumption is used outside and as much as half of
  2. Avoid cutting grass too short, longer blades of grass will reduce evaporation and root stress.
  3. Water in the early morning when evaporation loss will be less, and set sprinkler so that the lawn is watered, not sidewalks, driveways and streets.
  4. Check for and repair leaking faucets and toilets. A leaking toilet can waste more than 200 gallons of water a day.
  5. When it is time to replace water fixtures, ask for water saving fixtures such as low flow toilets, showerheads and water efficient appliances that can reduce your water consumption
  6. For further information on how to conserve water, visit wateruseitwisely.com, www.texaswater.org and www.savetexaswater.org.

Voluntary Drought Restriction Notice


Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 71’s (HCMUD71) splashpad located in Directors Park at 21437 Clay Road is one of the most popular amenities the District has to offer! During the dog days of summer children, and adults alike, enjoy cooling off in the various spray features that cycle when activated by pushing a button on the railroad crossing signal.

Besides the splashpad, Directors Park offers a large playground with play structure and swings, picnic tables and park benches, and walking paths that total approximately ½ mile.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset year round. The splashpad operates during the following dates and times:

Weekends in May: 10am – 8pm
Memorial Day thru Labor Day: 10am – 8 pm
Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays for maintenance)
Weekends in September: 10am – 8pm

The District occasionally receives complaints regarding the use of the splashpad by non-district residents. Help us keep this wonderful amenity safe and functioning by remembering that Directors Park and the splashpad are for the use of the District’s residents and their guests only.