Our Mission

We offer resources to the public that educate, clarify and communicate the roles, functions and benefits of Texas utility districts, and how they enhance the quality of life for residents in their communities.

Invaluable Purpose

A Municipal Utility District, also known as a MUD, is a governmental subdivision authorized by the state to provide water, sewage and drainage within the district. MUDs serve an invaluable purpose in our growing state, allowing for the affordable development of underserved areas into quality communities.

Affordable Housing

  • New homes in urban areas average around $200 per square foot, while home prices in suburban areas are roughly $125 per square foot
  • 55% of MUDs within Houston’s ETJ have a lower tax rate than the city as a whole

Local Employment

  • Construction of a single-family home generates one permanent job and three temporary jobs
  • MUDs are responsible for creating communities where people seeking gainful employment in one of the best job markets in the country want to live and call home

They Help Beautify Neighborhoods

MUDs are created to construct and maintain more than just homes. They also provide local recreational facilities, community parks and beautification projects that turn residential developments into quality communities.

Highly Regulated

  • MUDs are regulated by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Texas Attorney General, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, while some are also subject to regulations by local city and county governing bodies
  • MUDs are subject to numerous Texas rules including:
    • The Texas Open Meetings Act
    • The Texas Public Information Act
    • The Texas Election Code
    • The Texas Water Code
    • The Texas Public Funds Investment Act

Reliable Services that Keep the Community Clean

  • Protect, preserve, and restore the purity and sanitary condition of Texas water
  • Collect, transport, process and dispose waste
  • Manage drainage control
  • Quick responses to emergencies and outages

Public Value

  • The community makes decisions on how the municipal utility is operated in public meeting discussions, and the Board Members serve as the operational authority to guarantee the community is built on the strength of its needs
  • Board members are elected by their neighbors and peers, ensuring fair and equitable decision-making, specific to the wants and needs of the overall community

Invaluable Purpose

A Municipal Utility District, also known as a MUD, is a governmental subdivision authorized by the state to provide water, sewage and drainage within the district. MUDs serve an invaluable purpose in our growing state, allowing for the affordable development of underserved areas into quality communities.

Affordable Housing

  • New homes in urban areas average around $200 per square foot, while home prices in suburban areas are roughly $125 per square foot
  • 55% of MUDs within Houston’s ETJ have a lower tax rate than the city as a whole

Local Employment

  • Construction of a single-family home generates one permanent job and three temporary jobs
  • MUDs are responsible for creating communities where people seeking gainful employment in one of the best job markets in the country want to live and call home

They Help Beautify Neighborhoods

MUDs are created to construct and maintain more than just homes. They also provide local recreational facilities, community parks and beautification projects that turn residential developments into quality communities.

Highly Regulated

  • MUDs are regulated by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Texas Attorney General, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, while some are also subject to regulations by local city and county governing bodies
  • MUDs are subject to numerous Texas rules including:
    • The Texas Open Meetings Act
    • The Texas Public Information Act
    • The Texas Election Code
    • The Texas Water Code
    • The Texas Public Funds Investment Act

Reliable Services that Keep the Community Clean

  • Protect, preserve, and restore the purity and sanitary condition of Texas water
  • Collect, transport, process and dispose waste
  • Manage drainage control
  • Quick responses to emergencies and outages

Public Value

  • The community makes decisions on how the municipal utility is operated in public meeting discussions, and the Board Members serve as the operational authority to guarantee the community is built on the strength of its needs
  • Board members are elected by their neighbors and peers, ensuring fair and equitable decision-making, specific to the wants and needs of the overall community

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