District Rates

District water rates use a sliding scale rate schedule. The schedule favors water conservation use without depriving customers of necessary water for all household uses including watering for lawns and landscape.

Click here for a copy of the most recent rate order.

Water Rates

Rate Water Use in Gallons
$16.00 minimum First 5,000 Gallons
$1.25 per 1,000 Gallons 5,001 to 10,000 Gallons
$1.50 per 1,000 Gallons 10,001 to 15,000 Gallons
$2.00 per 1,000 Gallons 15,001 to 20,000 Gallons
$2.50 per 1,000 Gallons Over 20,000 Gallons

Wastewater Rates

Rate Water Use in Gallons
$23.50 minimum First 50,000 Gallons
$0.50 per 1,000 Gallons Over 50,000

North Harris County Regional Water Authority Rates

Rate Water Use in Gallons
$2.64 per 1,000 Gallons No minimum

Ad Valorem Taxes

Harris County MUD 1 Ad Valorem Taxes rates are based on property values established by the Harris County Central Appraisal District. Ad Valorem rates are the basis of each taxpayer's contribution to the cost of infrastructure and maintenance for the utility district. You can contact HCAD, the Harris County Appraisal District’s website at: www.hcad.org or contact the office of the Harris County Tax Assessor / Collector for your individual property values and assessment.

As residents of the District, all customers share the legal responsibility for the repayment of the infrastructure bond debt. For customers of MUD 1, this shared debt was part of the legal documents you signed when you purchased your home. To newcomers, this seems a strange new requirement. However, the District has been carefully governed to quickly retire this debt and continue the funding of ongoing maintenance. After bonds are paid, the District water use fees and the maintenance tax will continue for system maintenance and other authorized expenditures.

The Board of Directors of Harris County MUD 1 would like to inform you that by November 1st of each year you should be in receipt of all Tax Statements for your Property. This should include a Harris County MUD 1 statement.

If you do not receive your tax statement in any given year, contact the office of the Harris County Tax Assessor / Collector for this information.


Texas Friendly and Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 5:16pm

March 20th is the first day of Spring, a time of the year when your focus turns to foliage and flowers. However, when you live in Texas, you also realize that it won’t be long before you are dealing with drought-like weather conditions and the brutal Texas heat. So, if you are dreading the idea of holding that garden hose over your thirsty tropical plants this summer, we have some drought-tolerant plant suggestions that will help you save time, water and money.

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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 1:12pm

Did you know that approximately 25% of a household’s residential water consumption is happening in your laundry room and it’s disappearing at the same rate as your missing socks. Washing laundry is very water intensive, especially if you own a conventional top loading washing machine. Top loaders can use between 39 and 43 gallons of water per load for the wash and rinse cycle combined! Using both water-saving practices as well as a high efficiency washing machine can reduce water use by half!

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Extra Trash Cans?
Posted: Feb 10, 2017 5:34pm

Beginning January 4th, 2017, Texas Pride became the new solid waste provider for the District. If you are a resident that still has a trash can from our previous provider (Waste Management), please call the number below and they will schedule a time to come back out and get that trash can out of your way!

Waste Management Residential Customer Service