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Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services

The District requests Statements of Qualifications (“SOQs”) from firms desiring to provide engineering services for a wastewater permit renewal, along with general engineering services for the District. The permit renewal number is TCEQ Permit Number WQ0014309001. An application for renewal has been submitted and further amended and will likely require further amendment under the scope of this RFQ.

By |February 29th, 2024|

What can I do to prepare for a freeze?

Good Afternoon Neighbors! The Board of Directors for Municipal Utility District 4 wanted to make sure that everyone has a reliable resource of information for all homeowners and residents. Please disregard other posts you may see on social media, particularly regarding turning on your faucets for extended periods. Please refer to this post for information on how to prepare and monitor your home in the coming days of freezing temperatures. Last year our treatment system was overloaded by excessive flow during the winter storms and we had to bring out tanker trucks to prevent our plant from overflowing.

Inside the house

  • Pipe insulation will slow down the freezing process, so use it to wrap any exposed pipes indoors, especially in unheated or drafty areas. Start in your attic and then work your way down throughout the house.
  • Tightly close doors and windows to the outside.

Outside the house

  • Turn off outside faucets
  • Remove all connected hoses and insulate faucets a hose bib cover or even towels and duct tape.
  • Turn off and drain automatic sprinkler systems.

If you have an underground sprinkler system

  • Make sure the pipes coming up next to the house are insulated.
  • Turn the valve off and drain the pipes. You won’t be able to get all the water out, but removing 1/2 to 3/4 of the water gives it room to expand if it does freeze.

To turn off the whole house water supply

  • Make sure everyone in your residence knows where the homeowner’s water main shutoff valve is located and keep it clear of debris and obstacles at all times.
  • For most homes in our service area, the property owner’s shutoff valve is on your side of the water meter. It can usually be found in the ground about 12-18 in from the meter in your own smaller valve box. No special tool is needed to operate this valve. Turn the valve 90 degrees to shut it off.
  • If you are not sure if you have an inside shutoff valve, check the property inspection report from when you purchased your residence. For renters, please consult with your property manager.
  • After you have shut off the valve, drain the water out of the faucets, inside and outside.

During the freeze

  • If you have a fireplace, get a nice cozy fire going to warm up the house.
  • Instead of leaving water dripping all the time, open the faucets periodically to get some water circulating. Do both hot and cold water, in every room of the house, including faucets and commodes. Don’t drip outside pipes.
  • Outside doors keep the warm air in, so don’t go in and out of the doors a lot.

Emergency Supplies

  • Insulation – Use pipe insulation, or old towels and duct tape
  • Hose bib covers
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlight
  • Enough drinking water for 1 gallon per person per day for 7 days

By |January 11th, 2024|

Wayfinder Breaks Ground on 241-Unit Dripping Springs Community

Scheduled to open in late 2024, Lookout will provide a more affordable alternative to single-family home ownership in Dripping Springs, where the population has more than doubled over the last decade and the median home price has soared to $905,000.

Lookout will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as townhomes to help meet the needs of young families as well as young professionals. Situated on a hilltop, the community will feature a rooftop terrace with panoramic views for miles.

Located directly across U.S. 290 from the mixed-use Belterra development, Lookout’s 7-acre site at 13059 Four Star Blvd. was formerly the home of the Trudy’s Four Star restaurant and is part of the Ledgestone master planned community.

About Wayfinder Real Estate

Wayfinder Real Estate is an Austin-based real estate development and investment company that focuses on developing and acquiring properties in high-employment and high-growth regions of Texas. Founded in 2019, the company specializes primarily in multifamily housing and mixed-use development – with acute emphases on value creation, principal protection, deal-by-deal optionality, and cycle awareness. Wayfinder’s principals have developed more than 12,500 apartment units valued at more than $2 billion and have acquired over $500 million worth of distressed real estate assets, corporate aircraft, and infrastructure projects over the course of their careers.


All 241 will be for rent and managed by onsite leasing. 231 of them will be 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments. 10 of them will be 2 story townhome style units.
Two Bedroom 2 and 1 half bath
Dripping Springs has long been a more affordable alternative to Austin, particularly for young families seeking good schools. In the last few years, single-family home prices in the area have risen to the point that it’s no longer affordable for many families to buy a home. Dripping Springs has also added a lot of retailers and restaurants in recent years, which is great for the entire community. Those businesses need workers, and it makes it harder to find employees when they cannot afford to live in the same area.
By |February 23rd, 2023|

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