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Welcome to Harris County MUD 168

Welcome to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 168 (the “District”).

The Board of Directors is proud to serve its residents. The goals of the Board include:

  • Continue to provide the highest quality of water supply and wastewater treatment service;
  • Provide reliable service and customer support;
  • Maintain the integrity of the District water and sewer plants and facilities;
  • Provide and maintain recreational amenities; and
  • Be fiscally responsible in order to ensure the financial stability and growth of the District.

What is a Municipal Utility District?

A Municipal Utility District (“MUD”) is a local governmental entity organized for the purpose of providing safe drinking water and sanitary sewer service to the areas within its boundaries. Additionally, a MUD can exercise other typical governmental powers, including drainage relief within its boundaries, the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes, issuing bonds with voter authorization, charge for authorized services, adopt and enforce rules and regulations to accomplish the purposes for which the MUD was created, develop and maintain certain public improvements such as parks and jogging trails, provide solid waste management services, and provide police protection services. While the powers of a MUD may seem very broad, MUDs are one of the most highly regulated and controlled governmental entities in the State of Texas. The powers of a MUD are limited to those expressly provided for by statute and the Texas Constitution and there is significant oversight provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “TCEQ”).

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Hurricane Preparedness 2021

Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1.  Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane.


The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone.  If you do, now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles, but have multiple options. Your destination could be a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone.  If you live in a well-built home outside the evacuation zone, your safest place may be to remain home.  Be sure to account for your pets in your plan.  As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of three days. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, the CDC recommends bringing items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person. (Children under two years old and people having trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.)


Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or boat. Remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for it, and it’s available through your company, agent or the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.


If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many retrofits are not as costly or time consuming as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the winds.


Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies but remember you may need to adjust your preparedness plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.


The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know who issues evacuation orders for your area, determine locations on where you will ride out the storm, and start to get your supplies now.  Being prepared before a hurricane threatens makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between being a hurricane victim or a hurricane survivor.

By |May 6th, 2021|

NHCRWA Fee Increase

Your water bill will increase with the April billing cycle.

The North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) will increase effective April 1, 2021. This fee is charged to all water well owners in their jurisdiction, including Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 168 (District). This fee, or a portion of the fee, is passed on to the final consumer via a line item on the District’s water bill. Currently, the fee charged by NHCRWA to the District is $4.25 per 1000 gallons of water pumped. The new fee will be $4.70 per 1000 gallons. This may increase your bill significantly, depending on how much water you use. As your fees are partially subsidized through your property taxes, the NHCRWA fee assessed by the District will be increasing from $3.35 to $3.70 (not $4.70) per 1000 gallons of water effective April 1, 2021.

The District’s charges for water use are not increasing. Only the line item on your bill relating to the NHCRWA fee is increasing.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Board of Directors. Remember that the Directors are residents of the District also and have to pay the same fees.

By |March 31st, 2021|

Smart Meters

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 168 recently completed an initiative to convert the District to smart meters, partnering with Environmental Development Partners (EDP) to bring these devices to the District. Smart meters and related technologies are great tools for water conservation, and greatly improve our water system’s operational efficiency.

The District’s goals are lowering water loss due to leaks, visibility of water usage trends, and immediate reporting and handling of problems that may arise.

Residents can sign up for the “EyeOnWater” web service to monitor water usage as well as receive alerts of potential leaks.

Residents are urged to view provided information and instructional videos by going to:

www.MUD168.org/SM

For sign-up questions you may contact the District’s Operator, EDP, at (832) 467-1599, M-F 8AM-5PM

By |August 31st, 2019|

Online Customer Portal

Please note the following important changes that were made to the way online payments are made.

Online Customer Portal

In 2018, we introduced a new online customer portal for making water bill payments.  Customers can create an account by visiting www.mud168.org and following the instructions below.  Make individual or automatic payments online for a $1.00 fee, when paying by eCheck from a bank account or a 3% fee when paying by credit or debit card.

How to create an account:

  1. Go to www.mud168.org
  2. Click on Pay Your Water Bill
  3. Click on Sign up now
  4. Follow online instructions beginning with your security code from your most recent water bill.

We hope you enjoy the new features which include:

  • Viewing real-time balance & transaction history
  • Viewing current and past billing statements
  • Viewing your water use history
  • Updating your mailing address
  • Signing up for eBilling

Changes to Our Auto-Pay Program

The auto-pay program has been moved to the Online Customer Portal. This change will not disrupt auto-payments set up through our original payment program and no action is required. However, we encourage you to sign on to the new customer portal and confirm/update your account information.

For more information or assistance with registration, call EDP at
832-467-1599
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

Visit www.mud168.org for more information.

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By |September 11th, 2018|
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