Your water bill will increase with the April billing cycle.
The North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) fees are going up effective April 1, 2020. 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 water bill. Currently, the fee charged by NHCRWA to the District is $3.85 per 1000 gallons of water pumped. The new fee will be $4.25 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, your NHCRWA fee will be increasing from $2.95 to $3.35 (not $4.25) per 1000 gallons of water effective April 1, 2020.
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.
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:
For sign-up questions you may contact the District’s Operator, EDP, at (832) 467-1599, M-F 8AM-5PM
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As the cost of water continues to rise, we thought it would be helpful to show customers what is billed and where your monthly payment goes.
If you were to use 10,000 gallons of water, your total bill would be $76.25. Of that total:
- $29.50 is the fee paid to the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA). The fee was $2.50 per 1,000 gallons, increasing this month to $2.95 per 1,000 gallons.
- $19.75 is the water fee charged by Harris County M.U.D. No. 168. The flat fee of $13.50 is charged for up to 5,000 gallons of use. A variable fee per thousand gallons is charged over 5,000 gallons of use.
- $27.00 is the flat sewer fee charged by Harris County M.U.D. No. 168.
Chart based on 10,000 gallons of water used at residential rates. Percentages shown will vary based on actual use.
The fees charged by Harris County M.U.D. No. 168 pay for the day to day operational costs of providing water and sewer service to our customers. For information about the NHCRWA and their fees, please visit http://www.nhcrwa.org/.
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:
- Go to www.mud168.org
- Click on Pay Your Water Bill
- Click on Sign up now
- 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
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.
Visit www.mud168.org for more information.
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”).