RICEWOOD MUD, June 7, 2019 - School is out, temperatures are up and it’s time for summer fun to begin. The Ricewood Municipal Utility District Board of Directors encourages our neighbors to enjoy extra time with their families and to have a safe summer. Here are several tips residents can follow to ensure a safe and happy summer.
Ricewood MUD contracts with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and encourages residents to utilize HCSO’s safety programs. The Sheriff’s Office offers vacation safety watches of homes, child safety seat installation classes, and assault prevention courses. HCSO recommends utilizing the following tips to keep families and homes safe over the summer:
In May, the Katy area saw a dramatic increase in near drownings and one child fatality at home and public pools compared to last year. In order to keep family members safe, residents are encouraged to keep the following safety tips in mind near pools and other bodies of water:
For additional tips on pool safety over the summer, watch this short video produced by Harris County Emergency Services District 48 to promote water safety. HCESD 48 is one of the fire and EMS agencies serving Ricewood MUD.
It gets hot in Texas and preventing heat injuries is important. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat rash and other heat-related injuries are common in our area but are preventable.
When enjoying the out of doors, don’t forget to use plenty of insect repellent to keep biting and stinging bugs away from you and your children. Also, prior to allowing children to use playground equipment, look the equipment over for damage. Report any damage to the managing entity for the playground and warn other park-goers of the damage. If a resident sees any damage at Ricewood Park, please let us know immediately through the Contact us page.
The information and tips above are noncomprehensive. To obtain additional safety information, please visit these community safety organizations’ websites, linked below. These websites include information on a variety of free safety courses and services available for District residents:
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