Get Ready for Winter: How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Harris County MUD 367 Residents~

As temperatures begin to drop over the next few weeks, we may encounter possible freezing weather for short-term or longer-term periods. Winterizing your sprinkler system, primarily the above-ground Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB), could end up saving you money from repairing or replacing this item upon bursting after a hard freeze. The following video walks you through the process in a clear and concise step-by-step process.

Winterization – School of Irrigation

MUD 367 will send a reminder to turn your sprinkler system back on in the Spring but here is the video for step-by-step guidance:

NHCRWA Board Votes to Reduce Water Rates for the Second Time in 2023

At its regular Board meeting on September 11, 2023, the Board of Directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) voted to reduce water rates. The Board reduced surface water rates from $4.55 to $4.05 per 1,000 gallons. This is the second time in eight months the Authority has made rate reductions, making a total of $1.00 per thousand gallons of usage, or approximately 20% and 22% rate cuts, respectively. The new rates will go into effect October 1, 2023.

This pass-through cost from NHCRWA is shown as “Regional Water Authority” on your MUD 367 water bill.

As an example, if your usage for the billing period 10/4/23 to 11/3/23 is 12,000 gallons, the RWA fee would be reduced from $54.60 to $48.60. MUD 367 water and sewer rates will remain the same.

To read more about this reduction, please go to the NHCRWA website:

NHCRWA Board Votes to Reduce Water Rates for the Second Time in 2023

How to Read Your MUD 367 Water Bill

MUD 367 Legend:

  1. Your residence’s smart water meter number
  2. Your service address
  3. Prior reading at end of last billing cycle
  4. Current reading as of read date
  5. Number of gallons used in 1,000’s
  6. Date your meter was read
  7. Date bill is mailed; about 2 weeks after meter read
  8. Dates of service for this bill
  9. The security Code used for initial signing up online
  10. Your account number
  11. 13 month water usage history
  12. Previous month’s payment info
  13. Cost of water used, includes trash & recycling
  14. Cost of sewer service
  15. North Harris County Regional Authority, pass through mandate by State of Texas billed at $4.05 per 1,000 gallons ($4.05 x #5). See www.NHCRWA.org for additional info.
  16. Total due now
  17. Total due if received after due date
  18. Important messages from your MUD 367 district
  19. MUD 367’s Operator, Municipal Operations, address
  20. Mail payment to this address