Update: Odor Control Plan

Below is an update report from City of Pearland Councilman Trent Perez who is on the TCEQ Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council. The revised odor control plan is the 3rd revised plan the Blue Ridge Landfill has submitted in connection with its Agreed Order from the TCEQ for its permit violations. Your Boards of Brazoria County MUD 26 and BFBMUD 1 will continue to post updates as we receive them:

TCEQ received the revised odor control plan from BRL late afternoon on Thursday, March 8. TCEQ staff are currently reviewing the revised plan. They anticipate to provide a response to BRL by middle of next week on whether the plan will be approved as-is or require additional revision. Once the plan is approved, then implementation will begin per the effective enforcement order. Also, once the plan is approved by TCEQ, the enforcement order requires BRL to submit a permit modification application to the TCEQ within 60 days to incorporate the odor control plan into the Site Operating Plan of their MSW permit.

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

This Notice is Provided by the City of Pearland

On January 17, 2018, the City of Pearland (PWS 0200008), issued a boil Water Notice in conformance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations. The Boil Water Notice was issued to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the City of Pearland’s public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The City of Pearland’s water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the pressure and quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of January 18, 2018. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact City of Pearland Public Works Department at 281.652.1900 or visit the City’s website at pearlandtx.gov.

Boil Water Notice for the City of Pearland Public Water System

This Notice is Provided by the City of Pearland

Boil Water Notice for the City of Pearland Public Water System
(PWS 0200008)
January 17, 2018

Impacted Areas Map

Due to a major equipment failure which dropped system water pressure in the affected area between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kirby Water Production facility, the City of Pearland public water system (PWS 0200008) is required to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.) The affected areas include all neighborhoods in Pearland west of SH 288. 

Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.  When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Pearland water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the City of Pearland water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Pearland Public Works Department at 281.652.1900 or through the City’s Connect2Pearland app. The City of Pearland primary contacts are: Eric Wilson, Public Works Director, Andrea Brinkley, Assistant Public Works Director and Tracy Sambrano, Water Production superintendent.  This notice is also available in Spanish, and can be found at the City of Pearland Public Works webpage.

Safety Tips

  • Any valuables left in a vehicle, including newly purchased items in shopping bags, should be locked in the trunk or placed out of sight.
  • Install alarm systems in homes, activate the alarm, and display the alarm company’s sign in the front yard.
  • Personal items such as shoes left on a doorstep can indicate to a burglar if a resident is home.
  • Contact the police department to request a close patrol for dates when you are out of town if no one is checking on your home.

The District has contracts with the City of Pearland Police Officers for additional patrol services. Please see the Pearland Police Department website, for City of Pearland crime statistics.