Gordy Bunch Provides 9:30AM Energy Outages & TWT Updates

By: Gordy Bunch
| Published 02/18/2021

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- 02/18/21 9:30AM Energy Outages & TWT Updates:

Entergy:

11k Still without power
200 in The Woodlands still out with local Pad Mount or Underground Transformers failing. These are hyperlocal transformers serving 5-10 homes or single apartment buildings. It is expected for these to be repaired today. May take all day as these are longer repair times and widespread in the county.

If you are out of power it is recommended you re-report your outage to make sure you are on their list.

Power generation has stabilized and we are in MISO condition Yellow. This is an awareness level to keep an eye on weather and usage. Last night we were in Red which meant we were close to load management requirements.

Roads are looking good but be careful on bridges.

Centerpoint:

It looks like most of The Woodlands service area is back on. There may be similar isolated equipment failures. If you are without power it is recommended you re-report your outage.

Township Facilities Update:
Township facilities will be closed Thursday. The only exception is the Rob Fleming Recreation Center which is now open for use as a day-time warming facility. Public meetings with The Woodlands Township have been cancelled or postponed, except for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors meeting, which will be held via videoconference.

Waste Collection:
Garbage collection service is cancelled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in response to the hazardous road conditions resulting from the winter weather. Waste Management will start collection services on Thursday, February 18, 2021 for all residents that have Thursday service, and Friday residents will be serviced on Friday. The normal schedule will resume next week, with anticipated higher volumes on the first three days of the week. The overall goal is to finish each day, but some homes may be carried over and serviced the next morning.

Water Information:
Water Supply in The Woodlands Is Safe; No Boil Notice Is In Effect
The Woodlands Water Agency released the following statement today from James M. Stinson, P.E., General Manager of The Woodlands Water Agency: “The water supply in The Woodlands remains safe and the distribution system of the Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) serving our community is strong. Contrary to social media rumors and confusion about notices from other area government entities, there is no boil notice in The Woodlands.
“We know customers are facing plumbing challenges at home. Our crews continue to respond 24/7. If you have a water emergency, please call 855-H20-SAVE, option 4 and a staff member will respond. Thank you for your patience during this historic winter weather event.”

Temporary Emergency Contact for Woodlands Water
The Woodlands Water Agency voicemail system was disabled by the weather-related technical difficulties. If you have a water emergency, please call 936-446-6762 and staff will follow up as soon as possible. Please leave your name, address and phone number on the message. More information is available at www.woodlandswater.org.

Creekside Park Water Update
Municipal District Services, the MU386 water operator that serves the Village of Creekside Park, has alerted The Woodlands Township officials that they have no water issues and no need to boil water.

Creekside Park residents are served by Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District No. 386
http://www.hmcmud386.org/
24-hour service: 281-290-6503
Billing & Customer Care: 281-290-6507

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