MUD 374 Property Tax Rate Lowered

Harris County Municipal Utility District 374’s Board of Directors voted September 14, 2017 to lower property taxes to 85 cents from the current 92 cents per one hundred dollar taxable value. HC 374 covers Phase 1 and Phase 11 of Cypress Creek Lakes. This is the largest single reduction in the tax rate since the district was formed. The reduction will still allow the district to maintain current facilities and operations. The taxable value of each individual property is set by Harris County Appraisal District so the amount of reduction will vary for each home. Each property owner will see this new rate reflected in their tax statement to be sent in December.


MUD 374 Board members

WHCRWA: Notice of Anticipated Fees

The Authority’s Board of Directors anticipates increasing its fees in order to fund the massive water supply projects that are needed to meet the Harris Galveston Subsidence District (“HGSD”) groundwater reduction regulations and to avoid the $8.46 per 1,000 gallons fine that the HGSD imposes for non-compliance.

These water supply projects are briefly described in the enclosed material entitled “The Rising Cost of Water.” (Five copies of this material are attached and additional copies are available for your distribution to customers, upon request.)

To build these water supply projects, the Board of Directors anticipates increasing its fees by $0.25 per 1,000 gallons effective January 1, 2018, as follows: (i) the Groundwater Reduction Plan Fee to increase from $2.45 per 1,000 gallons of groundwater pumpted to $2.70 per 1,000 gallons of groundwater pumpted, and (ii) the Surface Water Fee to increase from $2.85 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered by the Authority to $3.10 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered by the Authority. Such increase would correspondingly increase the Imported Water Fee.

At the Authority’s Board of Directors meeting scheduled for November 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at 20111 Saums Road, Katy, Texas 77449, the Board intends to consider adoption of the proposed fees.

View “Notice of Anticipated Fees” from West Harris County Regional Water Authority

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.