The North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) was created by the Texas State Legislature in 2000. The primary responsibility of the Authority is to develop and implement a strategy for complying with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District’s Regulatory Plan that requires a reduction in groundwater used to be more than 20% of total water demand by the year 2035. Since the NHCRWA is not a taxing entity, funding for future surface water supplies and the infrastructure (pumping stations, pipes, water purification stations, etc.) to deliver it to our region of North Harris County is accomplished through the sale of revenue bonds. These revenue bonds are paid for by monies generated from groundwater pumpage fees and water sales.
As of April 1, 2019, the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) will implement a fee increase from $3.40/1,000 gallons to $3.85/1,000 gallons pumped. These increases are necessary to meet the increased costs of construction of the pipelines which includes new steel tariffs. The NHCRWA bills the Northampton Municipal Utility District (MUD) for these fees, which are in turn, passed through to you based on your water usage. That amount is reflected on your water bill as “NHCRWA”.
Click here to view a brochure created by the NHCRWA that explains Harris and Galveston county subsidence issues, groundwater reduction regulations, and plans for future surface water supplies. Please visit their website at www.nhcrwa.org or call 281-440-3924 for more information.
Your Northampton MUD will continue to do everything possible to help you learn ways to conserve water such as free rain sensors for irrigation and leak detection with smart meters.
Northampton Municipal Utility District