With Labor Day cutting the week short, it could be a leisurely week for Katy residents. But that does not mean there is nothing going on.
Flushing the system
The city of Katy has scheduled the flushing of the fire hydrants and water lines throughout the city beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Required by the Department of Environmental Protection to help maintain the lines, residents may notice that water pressure drops during the times lines are being flushed. According to the city, hydrant flushing will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Residents are reminded that flushing the system may lead to discolored water coming out of faucets but there should be no health concerns. The city reports that “if you experience discolored water, run the cold water in all your faucets for approximately 5-10 minutes or open the outside faucet closest to your water meter for several minutes before using the water.”
If laundry becomes stained by the process, the clothes should not be moved from the washer to the dryer. Instead, the clothes should be washed again as soon as possible.
Business Builders Breakfast
The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Business Builders Breakfast will be held from 6:45 to 8 a.m. at the Toasted Yolk Cafe at 98 W. Grand Parkway South, #100, Katy, TX 77494.
The featured speaker will be Russell Faldyn, principal at KISD Miller Career Center.
The cost if $20 for members and non-members of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. Reservations must be pre-paid by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.
For more information, go to www.katychamber.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honoring Harvey’s Heroes
On Friday, Sept. 7, the Willow Fork Drainage District will honor heroes from Hurricane Harvey with a night of fun.
The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Among the presentations will be an awards ceremony, film clips and live music.
The free event will be held at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic and lawn chairs. No alcohol, glass, balls or pets are allowed.
For more information, go to http://willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/central-green/events/harvey-heroes.
Fall Katy Home And Garden Show
Looking ahead to the weekend, the Fall Katy Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Along with shopping and ideas, a tiny home village will be on display along with seminars and exhibitions.
The show will be held at Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for seniors; $3 with a military ID. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free.
For more information, go to www.fallkatyhomeandgardenshow.com.