Important Updates

Smart Workshop

Dear Neighbors,

You are invited to attend a community meeting seeking to reduce water bills by managing home irrigation systems and discussing smart water meters.

Both meetings are held at our Community Center at 10702 Cypress Creek Bend Drive, Cypress, Texas 77433.

Tuesday, April 10 at 6 – 9 pm or Tuesday, April 24 from 7-9 pm

Below is information about water usage in our community. We have found irrigation systems contribute the most to water usage in our community. In addition to irrigation we will be speaking about smart water meters and how they can provide information to home owners and the MUD about leaks and unusually high water-usage.

Our water system was designed to provide 455 gallons of water per household per day. If your bill exceeds $89.00 per month you are using above the design of the system. How much is the average bill?

In the month of November – our lowest usage per month:

  • 875 people pay a bill $140 per month or less
  • 122 people pay a bill more than $215 per month
  • The average (mean) water bill is $117.00 in November

In the month of July – our highest usage per month:

  • 700 people pay a bill $140 per month or less
  • 300 people pay a bill more than $140 per month
  • The average (mean) water bill is $160.00 in July

MUD 374 looks forward to listening to you and discussing how we may reduce water usage in the community.

Sincerely, Board Members
Joe Sykes, President
Mike Owens, Vice President
Jennifer Naedler, Assistant Vice President
Brian Canepa, Secretary
Thomas Mohr, Assistant Secretary

Conserving Water Saves You Money

Water used for irrigation by residents is drinking water and is subject to all of the fees. In dry periods outdoor irrigation is a common cause of high water bills. The graduated fee is designed to discourage large volume water usage.

In the MUD 374 about 20 percent of the residents pay the minimum each month. About 10 Percent of the residents use six times the amount of the minimum users, or about 60,000 gallons of water each month.

The irrigation water for open space around the lakes, the flowering beds in the community entrances and the esplanades on Fry road comes from the lakes and is not charged to any homeowner.