Trash Update 3/5/2021 @ 6:00 a.m.

Please be advised that waste collection service has been delayed within Montgomery County MUD 18. We will recover service today, March 5, 2021.

The following streets will be recovered: Brookgreen Cr., Bentwater Bay Cr., Broad Cove Dr., Promenade St., Fairway Park and Woodsway Dr.

We apologize for any inconvenience the delay in service may have caused. Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we work to complete service.

Trash Update 3/5/2021 @ 6:00 a.m.2021-03-06T09:00:04-06:00

Trash Service Update- 2/24/2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

The team at Waste Management is excited to be back on the streets serving our communities this week. Both your waste and recycle collection services will be provided as regularly scheduled.

The goal for this week is to utilize all resources available to serve as many people as possible. To ensure every customer is serviced, WM will only collect your regular allowable limits.

Also, it is important to remember to separate your winter storm debris from your regular household garbage. Winter storm debris such as furniture, flooring, carpet, sheetrock , pipes, etc. is not included in your regular service. They are working with local authorities and municipalities to determine who will remove the winter storm debris and will post information as soon as it is available.

they will be working hard to serve the needs of all of our communities and appreciate your patience.

Bulk Collection Specifications:
BULK TRASH COLLECTION : Two (2) items on Thursday
Acceptable items include moving boxes (please break them down and bundle them), old furniture, appliances, grass clippings, leaves, branches and tree trimmings.
Important! For the safety and protection of our employees and equipment, we do require that branches and tree trimmings be no greater than three inches (3″) in diameter and be cut, tied and bundled in four-foot (4′) lengths weighing no more than forty to fifty pounds (40-50 lbs.)

Please note! WM can no longer dispose of CFC refrigerant containing items (i.e., refrigerators, freezers, etc.) without certification that the Freon has been properly removed and recycled, pursuant to current Federal law.


  • Construction Debris (i.e. paint, sheetrock & carpet)
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Electronic Waste (i.e. Televisions/Computer monitors)
  • Gasoline & Oil (cans/filters)
  • Large Pieces of Metal
  • Landscape Rock
  • Vehicle Tires
  • Glass (i.e. Windows, bathroom mirrors resulting from construction projects)

Our Customer Service Department is here to help:
Call 1-800-800-5804
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
E-mail us:
Find us online:

Trash Service Update- 2/24/2021 @ 5:00 p.m.2021-03-05T09:39:41-06:00

Water Update 2/14/2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

The District is aware of the City of Houston’s boil water notice issued on February 17, 2021. The District is not affected by this boil water notice and there is no need for District residents to boil water prior to use. The District’s facilities are currently operating normally during these challenging weather conditions and backup facilities are available should the need arise.

Residents are encouraged to refer to the District’s website for updates.

Water Update 2/14/2021 @ 12:00 p.m.2021-02-25T22:00:32-06:00

Trash Service Update 2/19/2021

Please be advised that waste collection service has been delayed within Montgomery County MUD 18. For locations missed earlier in the week, these streets will be recovered today: Wedgewood Dr. and Wedgewood Dr. W., Grey Moss Ln., Edgemar Rd., Palais Verde Rd., Sunnyvale, and Waterford Way.

We apologize for any inconvenience the delay in service may have caused. Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we work to complete service

Trash Service Update 2/19/20212021-03-05T09:39:49-06:00

Winter Weather Service Update

Waste Management has planned to resume collection service beginning Thursday, February 18th. Your regular scheduled waste and recycle collection will be serviced tomorrow, Thursday February 18, 2021. Service times may be delayed and carry over into Friday in the event of any delays on the roads or upon disposal at the landfill and recovery facilities. Please place your containers at the curb by 7:00am and keep the area around containers clear for access by the collection truck.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this winter weather event.

General updates are available at our website,, by following the link to, “Severe Weather Updates”.

Winter Weather Service Update2021-03-05T09:40:19-06:00

Trash Collection Services Suspended

Waste Management is committed to providing safe and effective trash and recycle collection throughout our service area.

Collection service has been suspended Monday, February 15th in response to the expected hazardous road conditions resulting from the winter weather.  We will plan to recover routes beginning Tuesday, February 16th if road conditions allow.  Collection service will be delayed by one day throughout the rest of the week.  Those communities who normally receive collection service on Monday should anticipate collection service on Tuesday.  Weather permitting, Thursday service should collect on Friday.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this winter weather event.  In addition, general updates are available at our website,, by following the link to, “Severe Weather Updates”.

Trash Collection Services Suspended2021-02-16T20:03:42-06:00

Waste Management- Severe Weather Update

Waste Management has implemented its severe weather response plan on Friday, February 12 in response to the potential winter weather threat to the area. We are continuing to monitor the weather and will provide you with any updates in the event that the weather may cause hazardous road conditions resulting in postponed or delayed collection service.

Waste Management will restart curbside collection as soon as roadways and streets become safe to navigate. The company will expand its routes to additional areas as more streets become safe for our trucks.

I will be sure to send you an update as information becomes available. In addition, general updates are available at our website,, by following the link to, “Severe Weather Updates”.

Take care and stay warm!

Waste Management- Severe Weather Update2021-03-05T09:40:31-06:00

Freeze Watch

Montgomery County MUD 18 residents, it is time to prepare for colder temperatures! There is a Freeze Watch in effect for Sunday night through Tuesday morning, February 14th – February 16, 2021. Temperatures are expected to drop to freezing levels overnight.

How can District residents prepare? Practice the “Four P’s” as the cold fronts set in:


  • Dress in warm clothing, wear coats and gloves when outdoors.
  • Protect children and the elderly. Never leave them in a cold place or vehicle.
  • Temperatures are predicted to be in the teens Monday night and Tuesday morning.


  • Bring your pets indoors.
  • Provide a warm, safe place for them to eat and sleep.


  • Prevent frozen pipes and damage to your home by opening the cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warm air to circulate and warm the pipes.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets and exposed pipes and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.


  • Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
  • Hydrate plants early so they can absorb and stay healthy through the cold.

Additionally, there are a few vehicle-safety tips to observe during winter weather:

  • Keep your gas tank full.
  • Have tire pressure checked.
  • Have a phone charger, first aid kit, blankets, and jumper cables in your car.
  • Check local road conditions at State highway information available at

Lastly, Fire Departments have provided some safety tips surrounding space heaters and other supplemental heating sources during the colder days:

  • Never leave a space heater unattended or a child unattended with a space heater.
  • Keep all combustible materials (including yourself!) at least three (3) feet away from the heater.
  • Never overload outlets or breakers.
  • Do not use extension cords for the heater.
  • Always turn it off if leaving the room and/or going to sleep.
Freeze Watch2021-03-05T09:40:38-06:00

Newsletter- Spring 2021

MUD 18 Newsletter
Spring 2021

Board of Directors: The MUD 18 Board of Directors consists of 5 members elected by registered voters in the District. No existing board terms are expiring in 2021 so no election will be held this year.

In December 2020, Rex Cambern stepped down as Board President and Susan McFarland was approved by the board as President. Mr. Cambern changed to Secretary and Gary Montgomery assumed the Treasurer position. Lou Tichacek remains Vice President and Nancy Busen as Assistant Secretary.

Annual Audit Report: Mark Eyring, CPC, PLLC, presented the annual audit to the board for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2020. The audit was unanimously approved by the board at the January meeting. The audit is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The board instituted a plan to deal with expensive maintenance requirements with recourse to bond issuance. The result has been the 5-year plan with a proactive approach to finances. Financial resources are principally derived from taxes. Property taxes in the district have remained stable over the past several years. The 2020 audit confirms that the MUD 18 budget and activities are consistent with the District’s 5-Year Plan.

Sewer, Trash & Recycling: As we move into spring, please bag leaves and/or yard clean-up and tie up trimmed tree branches for garbage pick-up. When left in the street, yard debris can block sewer drains. Waste Management picks up on all holidays but Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. If trash pick-up falls on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year on a regularly scheduled trash/recycle day, pick-up will occur on the next regularly scheduled day. Recycle pick-up only occurs on Thursdays. If a holiday occurs on a Thursday, trash will be picked up on Monday but recycle will not be picked up until the following Thursday.

Watch the Weather and Water Smarter! Texas springs vary in weather with average temperature highs from 70 to 83 degrees and lows from 55 to 61 degrees with intermittent rain. Some springs are hot and dry while others are cool and wet. Most homeowners in the District have automatic water irrigation systems. Set automatic sprinklers to coincide with the amount of rain. Residents are encouraged to have someone monitor their watering system while they are away. For more details, check Texas A & M website at

Need to Report a Problem? Do not assume the problem has already been identified or reported. If you observe a water leak, sewer odor, discolored water, open manholes, alarms are sounding, or other problems, please help us by calling: Hays Utility Service @ 936-588-1166.
Hays has someone in Bentwater every day, seven days a week. They can and will respond 24 hours a day. Their general office hours are from 8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday.

Sign-up for E-Blasts: If you are not receiving our E-Blasts, you are missing out on timely information. Go to our website at and give us your email address. Your address will not be shared with anyone. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Meetings Open to the Public:
Our regularly scheduled monthly meetings are the 3rd Tuesdays at 9:30AM in the Country Club Cypress Room. Meetings are open to the public. The agenda is posted on our web site and the message board in the breezeway entrance to the Country Club Grill near the Golf Pro-shop. During the COVID19 restrictions, meetings of MUD18 have been conducted by Zoom. If you wish to attend a meeting, please contact Susan McFarland for the meeting ID code. Minutes from meetings are published on the MUD 18 web site.

Your MUD Board:

Susan McFarland – President
Lou Tichacek – Vice President
Rex Cambern – Treasurer
Gary Montgomery – Secretary
Nancy Busen – Assistant Secretary

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Newsletter- Spring 20212021-03-05T09:44:10-06:00

Delayed Trash Service 11/30

Please be advised that collection service has been delayed Monday within Montgomery County MUD 18. We will be returning to community tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to complete service.

The following streets will be recovered: Wedgewood Dr. & Grey Moss Ln.

We apologize for any inconvenience the delay in service may cause. Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we work to complete service.

Delayed Trash Service 11/302021-03-05T09:40:46-06:00
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