Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District #28 serves Normandy Forest Subdivision and Klein Collins High School, Schindewolf Intermeditate and Kreinhop Elementary Campuses. It is managed by a Board of Directors who are all residents of Normandy Forest and provide their skills and experience as community service to their neighbors and friends. The District represents government in our small portion of Spring, Texas. We strive to live up to the purest ideals of our Country as government of the people, for the people, and by the people.
The Board of Directors has established as its objectives:
- To responsibly and effectively manage the District to maintain highest guarantees of continued financial stability while providing superior water and sewer services as mandated by the State of Texas.
- To provide community services and governance allowed by law that support the property values of all residents.
- To creatively establish programs and services that lead to improved quality of life for all our residents.
MUD and HOA Key Responsibilities
History of District
The Municipal Utility District (MUD) is a State of Texas Government Agency with the responsibility to provide water and sewerage to a defined portion of the state (District). The MUD is governed by five(5) directors who are sworn government officials with the authority to levy taxes and manage those funds in the a manner prescribed by law.
The MUD and its directors are under the supervision of the Attorney General of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and the North West Harris County Regional Water Authority (NWHCRWA).
Our District was established in 1984 under the authority at that time, the Texas Water Commission, to provide the principle services of water and sewerage for the yet undeveloped 274 acres bounded by Falvel Rd., FM 2920 and Spring Cypress Road. In 1996 the District was activated with the establishment of the Normandy Forest Subdivision property. In 2001 the District’s second largest parcel was developed by Klein ISD to form the Klein Collins Campus.
Today the District is complete in development and consists of the Normandy Forest political subdivision and Klein Collins High School, Schindewolf Intermediate and Kreinhop Elementary Campuses.
Sources and Services
The District provides water through two separate joint water wells and plants. Normandy Forest is supplied through a joint venture with Meadowhill Regional MUD (formally Dove Meadows) and Shasla PUD. This facility is located in Meadowhill RMUD.
Klein Collins, Schindewolf and Kreinhop Campuses are supplied through a joint venture with MUD #36. This facility is located on the corner of Falvel and Spring Cypress Road.
Sewer Service for the entire District is provided by a joint venture sewer plant owed by MUD #28, Meadowhill RMUD and Shasla PUD. It is located inside Meadowhill RMUD.
Sources of Funds
To design, construct and install the District’s water and sewer infrastructure the District has authorized and sold approximately $8.5 million dollars of municipal bonds to the public. These are tax free bonds that require the District to levy taxes to meet the obligation to pay interest and a portion of the principle back each six months during the life of the bond. To meet this obligation the District imposes a yearly MUD Tax based on the appraised value of real property within the District. Federal tax exempt entities like KISD and the Texas limited exempt entities like the HOA are not taxed on their property values.
During the year the MUD sells water and sewerage services to its residents. The price of these services is established through Rate Orders that define the cost according to usage of the service by each individual resident. These costs are billed monthly. There are three separate Rate Orders for customers of the district. Homeowners (Residents), Commercial (HOA) and tax exempt (KISD).
Use of Funds
The largest use of funds is to provide for debt service to our bondholders. The second largest use is to pay for the operation of the District and the provision of water and sewerage. The third largest expense is to pay for community services meant to provide land value support and quality of life to our residents.
The Board has little control over the expenses of debt service. It has significant opportunity to control and effectively manage cost of operation. To the extent that these costs are well managed the savings can be applied to provide discretionary services to the community. These services are discretionary in that they can be justified but are not mandated by MUD charter. Discretionary Services (Water, Trash)