Stage 1 – Mild Drought

Dear Residents:

Harris County MUD 374 and Harris County MUD 433 have been notified by West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA) that Cypress Creek Lakes (CCL), as well as all subdivisions within their boundaries, will have a limited supply of surface water allocated during the peak demand periods.

In the event of Mild Drought Conditions, we ask residents to voluntarily reduce outdoor water usage as follows:

Residents and other users with even-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on even-numbered days and residents and other users of water with odd-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on odd-numbered days. In the event no street address exists, only District residents and other users of water within the District living on the north and west side of a street may use water outdoors on even-numbered days and only District residents and other users of water within the District on the south and east side of a street may use water outdoors on odd-numbered days.

Outdoor water use shall be prohibited between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight).

With these water restrictions, it is imperative, that we are mindfully conservative as a community to reduce the use of water during these peak demand periods.

The bulk of water consumption in CCL is for irrigation and other outdoor uses. Please ensure that your irrigation systems are leak free.

If you see a water leak anywhere in our subdivision please report it immediately. You may call Inframark 24 hours a day at 281-398-8211.

The irrigation of the flowers and grass in the common areas within Harris County MUD 374 is supplied by the retention lakes. This non-potable water does not count towards our WHCRWA allocation.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Drought Contingency Plan (PDF)

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.