About Harris County MUD 304​

Why MUD’s Exist

A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is a special purpose governmental entity of the State of Texas. Regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the MUD’s primary function is to provide water, wastewater and in some cases, drainage services within its boundaries. A MUD may sell bonds, levy and collect taxes, provide and charge for water and sewer services, build infrastructure, condemn property, and make regulations to accomplish its purposes.

All Municipal Utility Districts are managed by an elected Board of Directors. Each Director on the Board is a resident or a property owner within the boundaries of the District. The Board of Directors conducts a meeting, usually every month to transact the business of the District. These meetings are open to the public, and you are welcome to attend the meetings of your District. For meeting information, please click the ‘District’ tab or contact the District’s Attorneys at (832) 789-1889.

For more information about TCEQ, please visit their official site at www.tceq.texas.gov.

District’s “Authority” Alliance

Central Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”)
CHCRWA

Harris County MUD 304 is a member District of the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority. As a result of their purpose for the reduction of groundwater mandates set by the State of Texas, our District is now a converted customer of the “Authority” for “surface water”.

The “Authority” Public Meetings Dates: 1st Wednesday of the Month.

Location: IDS Engineering Group, Inc.
13430 Northwest Freeway
Suite 700
Houston, TX 77040

For more information, please visit their website at www.chcrwa.com.

History

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 304 was established on May 1, 1985 by an Order of the Texas Water Commission, presently known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “Commission”), under the provisions of Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code, as a separate government entity, empowered to purchase, operate and maintain all facilities, plants and improvements necessary to provide water, wastewater, storm sewer drainage and recreational services for the “Residents”, and businesses of the District. The District is recognized as a political subdivision of the State of Texas governed by an elected Board, consisting of 5 Members (Directors), and as otherwise, Public Officials.

The District is fiscally strong and managed well by the Board, and on the consultation of its Attorneys for the District, Advisors, Consultants, Vendors, and the Board’s mandate to make sound decisions based on these recommendations. Thus, its monetary commitment focuses on the performance of two major Governmental Funds: General Funds and Debt Service Funds.

It is historically this Board’s position to manage the District’s functions by being cognizant of several acts of policies.

  • Keep property value high.

  • Keep taxes low and/or maintainable not to risk loss of revenue needed from taxes.

  • Pay off debts.

  • Be cost effective with expenditures, and to increase savings where warranted.

  • Invest in the District to improve daily quality of life.

  • Protect and secure the infrastructure as well as the Residents and the public.

In 2004 the District introduced for the first time in its history a “Resident” controlled Board. It was headed up by Gregory Witherspoon, with Jonathan Ward, and Leonard Cummings, Jr., shortly thereafter, Ann-Toinette Johnson-Preston in 2005 followed by Herbert “Herb” Harris, Jr., and Elvis Anderson. Also, during a brief interim period, Eric McLemore, and ultimately Debra Williams and Rosalind Caesar. In addition, LaFrances Moses and Michael Garrett in May 2022. A “Resident” Board are those who have been vetted to meet the requirements of being on the Board as set forth by the legal perimeters. Our goal primarily is for “all” of us to have a quality of life.

“The strength and character of the District is the diversity of its people and a zeal that entails a spirit of always reaching far beyond a boundary.”

Board Meetings

The District generally meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at 12525 Wellington Parkway, Houston, Texas 77014.

Resident’s Right to Request Meeting Location within the District under Section 49.062(g), Water Code (HB 1154) A description of this process can be found here