Notice of Fee Increases, Additional Payment Options, and Other Rate Order Changes

At the Authority’s Board of Directors meeting held on November 11, 2020, the Authority adopted changes to its Rate Order, which include increased 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 $9.24 per 1,000 gallons disincentive fee that the HGSD imposes for non-compliance. The HGSD regulations require reduction of groundwater pumpage in our area to no more than 40% of the total water demand by 2025 and no more than 20% of the total water demand by 2035.

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Flood Insurance

According to Fred Garcia, P.E., Director of Communications for the Harris County Flood Control District, in a letter dated August, 2009:

We recommend that all Harris County residents have flood insurance. Even if your home is not in a mapped flood plain and even if it is elevated to current standards above the 100 year flood plain. In a sense, all of Harris County is in a flood plain, and all of us are at risk of flooding to varying degrees. If you’re not in a mapped flood plain, it doesn’t mean you don’t need flood insurance, it means you get cheaper flood insurance!

Have you got flood insurance, yet? A time of heavy rain can happen any time along the Gulf Coast area. Don’t put it off — call your insurance agent. Please read this op-ed:

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 61

Through HMUD No. 61’s website you can easily find links to the following services:

If you are looking for Fresh Water Supply No. 61, you have come to the wrong place. Please Note: Harris County MUD No. 61 is not affiliated with Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 61 in the Cypress area. Please go to their website by clicking here.