North Fort Bend Water Authority Fee Increase

Effective January 1, 2020, the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) is increasing its mandated surface water fee from $4.00 per 1,000 gallons to $4.30 per 1,000 gallons. This Subsidence District mandated 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.

For more information about the NFBWA, please visit

Help Conserve Water and Have a Residential Irrigation System Evaluation Performed Today!

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 a variety of water conservation initiatives such as effective tiered water rates, rain barrel offerings, high water user notifications, residential water irrigation system evaluations, and more; and each initiative is worth a set number of points. 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 purpose of the W.I.S.E. Guys (water irrigation system evaluation) 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.

The following short video shows “What to Expect from a Water Irrigation System Evaluation”:

Water conservation is an important topic to all of us, to help the District conserve water and receive a discounted water rate from NFBWA please click on the following link to register for a residential water irrigation system evaluation: 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.