Free Residential Document Shredding Event

For: Bridgestone MUD Residents
Sponsors: Bridgestone MUD and Republic Services

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021 – RAIN or SHINE
Time: 9 a.m. until Noon (or until the truck is full)
Location: Bridgestone Operation & Education Building
19720 Kuykendahl Road, Spring, Texas

Instructions: The car line will be going one way. Pull your car into the line. Please no walk ups. When you reach the Shred-it Truck someone will take your boxes/bags of paper documents, place the documents into the bin, and will return the boxes and bags to you. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and run until Noon or until the truck is full. The Shred-it Truck has a maximum capacity of 7 tons.

Acceptable Items Include

  • All paper products such as notebook paper, magazines, tax documents, newspapers, paper folders, etc.
  • All metal you can easily bend with your fingers is acceptable (staples, paper clips, thin metal brads in paper folders)

Unacceptable Items

  • NO Three-ring binders or binder clips or large metal objects (these items are a fire hazard for the shredding machine)
  • NO Wet paper or plastics or pressurized containers
  • NO Hard drives, CDs or disks of any kind, video tapes/film reels or ink cartridges/toners
  • NO Cardboard boxes or cardboard tubes or other cardboard items
  • No Batteries or electrical items
  • No Syringes

The Surface Water Supplied by the Authority is Safe to Drink

Recent Taste and Odor Inquiries Regarding Drinking Water

The recent changes in taste and odor of the treated surface water being delivered by the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”) to a few districts are believed to be the result of a spike in Geosmin and Methyl-Isoborneol (MIB) which are naturally occurring compounds found in Lake Houston.  All recent test results have confirmed that the water being supplied by the City of Houston to the Authority and by the Authority to its customers is indeed safe and meets all State and Federal drinking water requirements.

The Authority purchases treated surface water from the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant (the “NEWPP”), the raw water source of which is the San Jacinto River and Lake Houston.  Seasonal changes such as temperature and rainfall events can influence Geosmin and MIB levels in the water in Lake Houston.  Seasonal changes in the lake can impart variations in taste and odor of the treated surface water.  The City of Houston continuously monitors the incoming raw water and the finished water leaving the NEWPP to ensure its compliance with all applicable State and Federal drinking water standards.

The Authority is working with the City of Houston to mitigate the variations in taste and odor to the maximum extent possible.  Proper disinfection levels are being monitored and maintained. Flushing, where appropriate, is being done to help alleviate the situation.  The Authority is continuing to monitor, sample and test the water coming into our system and throughout our transmission and distribution system to ensure that the drinking water being delivered by the Authority is safe to drink.

Geosmin and MIB Information Sheet (PDF)