How to lower next year's water bill

You can take actions now to lower your water bill next year.

Your monthly water bill actually contains two bills. A “water” fee is charged for the volume of water that flows into your home as measured by your water meter.  A separate “sewer” fee is charged for the estimated volume of water that goes down your drains.

Although one could normally assume the amount of water coming out of your water taps would be the same amount of water that goes down your drains, in The Woodlands, a significant amount of water is used for things like irrigation and pools.  This water does not go into the sewer treatment system.

To account for this difference, the MUDs estimate the sewer volume billed to you throughout the year from the average of your winter meter readings. Their policy states that the “maximum sewer volume per billing period shall be based on the average water used during the winter periods of December, January and February.” 

Therefore, by shutting off irrigation systems and taking other steps to limit your water usage in winter months, you can establish the maximum sewer volume for which you will be billed for the remainder of the year.   

What is a MUD and why you should care?

MUDs (Municipal Utility Districts) provide water, sewer, and drainage services to local residents, which are paid for through service fees (your water/sewer bill) and property taxes imposed by your local MUD.  The MUDs are seperate government entities and operate independently from the Woodlands Township and local county government.  Woodlands residents actually receive a separate property tax bill from their local MUD in addition to the consolidated tax bill issued by the county tax office.  There are 12 different MUD districts within The Woodlands and each one independently sets their own tax rate and policies, and each one is governed by a board of directors elected by residents within that MUD district.  The total tax rate imposed on property thus varies by location, depending upon which MUD serves that location.
 
In Panther Creek, MUD #1 services the properties north of Woodlands Parkway (with the exception of Herald Oaks and Windward Cove), while the latter neighborhoods and properties south of Woodlands Parkway are part of MUD #07.

Water Conservation

waterIn order to prevent a future water crisis the community needs to work together to conserve this shared resource. Our community demand is exceeding the sustainable yield of our underground acquifers.  

Crime Stoppers Featured Felons

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    Click here to view Montgomery County Crime Stopper's current featured felons.  If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP or submit a web tip here.  You do not have to give your name.   CRIME STOPPERS will pay a MINIMUM $500 CASH REWARD for information leading to arrest of any of our Weekly Featured Felons.  You will remain anonymous. You must contact Crime Stoppers with info leading to the arrest of subjects prior to contacting Law Enforcement to be eligible for rewards. 

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