North Fort Bend Water Authority Notice of Preliminary 2019 Fees

Please see the attached Notice of Preliminary 2019 Fees from the North Fort Bend Water Authority (the “NFBWA”), stating that the NFBWA intends to increase its mandated surface water fee from $3.70 per 1,000 gallons, to $4.00 per 1,000 gallons, effective January 1, 2019. This fee, reflected as a separate line item on your water bill, is paid directly to the NFBWA and is used to design, build and operate new infrastructure, which delivers surface water to your district.

The Notice states that the NFBWA expects to discuss the surface water fee and adopt its 2019 budget at its December Board of Directors meeting.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit:

Water Irrigation System Evaluation ( W.I.S.E. Guys Residential Program )

The W.I.S.E. Guys residential program is a free, no obligations, water conservation service currently being offered to Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 146 residents through water conservation initiatives offered by the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA).  NFBWA created a program called Larry’s Toolbox to incentivize MUDs to conserve water. This program consists of nine (9) initiatives, all worth a set number of points, and if a MUD participates in enough initiatives to receive a minimum number of points, they will receive a discounted water rate the following year.  The W.I.S.E. Guys residential program is just one of the nine (9) initiatives offered to MUDs by NFBWA.  Currently, the District only needs to have nine (9) more residential water irrigation system evaluations performed by District residents to receive the achievable points available for this initiative.

The purpose of this program is to evaluate existing residential irrigation systems and make recommendations for improvements to the performance of the system and to the scheduling of the controller to eliminate unnecessary waste. The program allows for a licensed irrigator/representative to provide face-to-face education to the homeowner on efficient irrigation and proper controller scheduling which in turn will eliminate unnecessary waste and allow for residents to save money on their water bills. You are not required to make any adjustments or repairs to your system.

The W.I.S.E. Guys representative will not make any repairs to the system as part of the evaluation. The W.I.S.E Guys representative will only make the recommended adjustments to the system controller if the customer allows such adjustments. In many instances, the adjustment to the system controller is the first step to water conservation and cost savings.  The homeowner is under no obligation to hire the W.I.S.E. Guys representative to repair the problems found within their system.

Click the following link to the North Fort Bend Water Authority’s website to register:  Your application will be assigned to an approved W.I.S.E. Guys contractor who will contact you within seven (7) days to schedule an evaluation.

Please share this information about the W.I.S.E. Guys program with your friends and neighbors in Fort Bend County M.U.D. No. 146.