The North Fort Bend Water Authority (“NFBWA”) is a governmental entity created by the Texas Legislature that assists in converting the region within its boundaries from using groundwater to predominantly surface water in order to combat subsidence.
The NFBWA assesses a fee for both groundwater and surface water usage by residents. This fee is used by the NFBWA to fund projects intended to reduce regional subsidence and to meet legislatively-mandated surface water conversion goals. You can find more information on the NFBWA and their programs at their website, www.nfbwa.com.
The NFBWA fee that you see on your bill is not a fee levied by the MUD; it is a mandatory fee levied by the NFBWA that is passed through to you via your water bills. This fee is based solely on how much water you use in your home. You can see the current NFBWA fees here.
The best way to keep your water bill down is to use the EyeonWater app that connects to your smart meter so you can monitor your usage, get leak alerts, and prevent high usage bills. You should be able to find the app for your mobile device in either the Google Play store or iOS Apps store. If you have not already signed into the service, use the link above to register on their site (information from your most recent bill will be required).
If you have any further questions on this or anything else related to FB MUD 151, please do not hesitate to utilize the contact form on the District website.