News Archive

April 18th Board Meeting Notice

Apr 12, 2024

The Newport Municipal Utility District (Newport MUD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district matters. Members of the public may participate.

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Trail System Closed Due to Heavy Rainfall

Apr 10, 2024

UPDATE: April 11th, 2024 - The trails in Newport have been cleaned after the high-water levels from this week’s rainfall. They are now open for your enjoyment.

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April 2024 Newsletter

Apr 1, 2024

Junior Park Ranger - Newport MUD announces a new program just for our junior residents here in Newport. If you are resident of Newport M.U.D. you and your child are qualified to participate.

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March 21st Board Meeting Notice

Mar 15, 2024

The Newport Municipal Utility District (Newport MUD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district matters. Members of the public may participate.

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Mainline Break in Front of S. Diamondhead Park

Mar 6, 2024

A mainline break in front of S. Diamondhead Park is currently being repaired. Until the repairs are complete, the S. Diamondhead Park restrooms are temporarily out of service.

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Newport Trails Closed Amid Heavy Rainfall: Safety Updates and Cleanup Plans by Professional Utility Services

Jan 24, 2024

The Trail system in Newport has been closed due to the heavy rainfall we are receiving. Low water crossings are currently under water.

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Newport Trails Reopened: Post-Rain Cleanup Complete, Ready for Outdoor Adventures!

Jan 8, 2024

The trails in Newport have been cleaned after the high water levels from yesterday’s rainfall. They are now open for your enjoyment.

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Newport Trail Update: Low Water Crossings Closed, Cleanup Operations by Professional Utility Services Pending Water Level Reduction

Jan 5, 2024

The low water crossings on the trails in Newport are closed due to high water. Once water levels subside, Professional Utility Services staff will tour trails and begin clean up.

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Frontier Waste Solutions Celebrates the Holiday Season: Christmas and New Year's Day Pickup Schedule for Newport Community

Dec 22, 2023

Frontier Waste Solutions wishes all of Newport a very Merry Christmas!

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Newport Update: Port O' Call Park Restrooms Repaired and Reopened - Thanks for Your Patience!

Dec 20, 2023

Newport Residents, the repairs in the restrooms at the Port O’ Call Park have been completed. The restrooms are now open for use.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

Nov 21, 2023

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Notice of Mandatory Water Rationing Update

Oct 24, 2023

Newport Municipal Utility District (“District”) is implementing their Drought Contingency Plan for MANDATORY Water Conservation.

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Oct 6, 2023

The NEWPORT MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2023 on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. at 16401 Country Club Drive, Community Room (next to Fitness Room), Crosby, Texas 77532.

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Newport MUD Alert: Splash Pads Closed Due to Stage 4 Drought Measures

Aug 22, 2023

Newport Residents, the District has implemented Stage 4 of the Drought Contingency Plan effective August 21st , 2023.

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Notice to Newport Residents: Temporary Closure of Port O' Call Park Restrooms

Aug 21, 2023

Newport Residents, the restrooms at the Port O’ Call Park are out of service. Please be patient while our crew works to get them operational again. We will post another message when they have been reopened.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

Aug 8, 2023

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Newport MUD is Going PAPERLESS by December 2023

Jul 24, 2023

Newport MUD District is transitioning to paperless billing for monthly water bills. The goal is to have every resident in Newport paperless by December 31, 2023!

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Flying Bridge Park Splashpad

Jul 3, 2023

The Splashpad at the Flying Bridge Park is closed for repairs. Until the repairs are complete you may use one of the other Splashpads in the District.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

May 16, 2023

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

Dec 23, 2022

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Freezing Temperatures Expected Late Thursday Into This Weekend

Dec 20, 2022

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a cold front will move through the area on Thursday evening creating winter weather conditions.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

Oct 18, 2022

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Sep 20, 2022

The NEWPORT MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. at 16401 Country Club Drive, Community Room (next to Fitness Room), Crosby, TX 77532.

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Chloramine to Free Chlorine Conversion

May 17, 2022

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Newport MUD Adjusts Water and Sewer Rates

Feb 7, 2022

Newport MUD serves approximately 4,000 residential homes, 3 apartment complexes, 1 school, 1 training facility and 11 commercial customers. To serve our customers, Newport MUD:

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Important Information Regarding Newport Municipal Utility District Park and Trails

Feb 3, 2022

Due to the below-freezing temperatures arriving in our area, Newport MUD Parks and Trails will be closing Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 12:00pm and will open Monday, February 7, 2022.

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Sep 27, 2021

The NEWPORT MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2021 on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at 16401 Country Club Drive, Community Room (next to Fitness Room), Crosby, Texas 77532.

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Newport MUD Tropical Storm Nicholas Update

Sep 13, 2021

Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas, the District’s Parks and Trails will be closed starting at 12:00 pm on Monday, September 13, 2021, and will remain closed until Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

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Important Information – Chloramine to Free Chlorine Conversion

Aug 19, 2021

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Phase 2 of District Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Televising and Inspection

Aug 17, 2021

Phase 2 of the District Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Televising and Inspection is set to begin on August 24, 2021.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

Jul 2, 2021

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Important Information – Chloramine to Free Chlorine Conversion

May 26, 2021

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Look for This Survey on the Back of Your April Water Bill

Apr 14, 2021

The Newport M.U.D. Board of Directors are interested in receiving the communities’ input regarding the upcoming park and trail improvement project.

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Update From Harris County Regarding Winter Weather Recovery

Mar 5, 2021

Harris County residents impacted by last month’s winter storm may be eligible for financial and other forms of assistance.

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Frontier Waste – Trash Service Update

Feb 17, 2021

Frontier Waste should be able to accommodate the following customers tomorrow based on what we are seeing with weather reports, landfill opening hours, and our operator’s ability to get to our facility.

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Urgent Water Conservation Request

Feb 17, 2021

Newport MUD is asking all residents to conserve water. The pressure in the District is currently adequate enough to avoid the state’s boil water requirement; however, it is lower than we would like.

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Notification of Disinfectant Change

Feb 14, 2021

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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A Message from Frontier Waste Solutions

Feb 12, 2021

As we head into this weekend, we wanted to let you know that we are monitoring the coming extreme cold and what looks like will turn into rain/snow/ice on early Monday morning and perhaps Tuesday.

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Below Freezing Temperature Potential for Our Area Beginning Saturday, February 13 and Lasting Until Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Feb 10, 2021

A series of cold air masses will begin moving into our region Friday, dropping low temperatures to near freezing by Saturday night.

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Newport MUD Trails Closed December 31, 2020 Through January 4, 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Due to the heavy rain the Crosby area is expected to receive throughout the day, Professional Utility Services park crew will be closing the Trails in Newport at noon on December 31, 2020.

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Main Line Breaks and What It Can Cost the District

Dec 28, 2020

The afternoon of December 13 ,2020 the Newport MUD’s Operation staff noticed a water pressure drop in the District and dispatched a crew to investigate the cause.

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Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Dec 28, 2020

As the colder weather arrives in our area, it is a great time to prepare your home. By following the tips below you can protect your home from damages caused by leaking or busted pipes.

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Main Line Break Notification

Dec 13, 2020

Professional Utility Services has dispatched a crew to repair a water main break located on Wherry Drive. The streets that will be without water while the repair is underway are Backstay Court and Wherry Drive.

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Sanitary Sewer Line Rehabilitation Project Update

Nov 23, 2020

Over the past few weeks, construction crews have been working on South Diamond head Boulevard near Spinnaker Drive (Manhole #1) and on Handspike Way near Golf Club Drive (Manhole #2).

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Newport MUD Announces Election Results, Removes Capital Base Fee and Adjusts Waste Collection and Disposal Rate

Nov 20, 2020

The Board of Directors of Newport MUD is pleased to announce that Proposition A for the bond authorization passed by a 2-1 margin.

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Financing Capital Projects with Tax Bonds

Oct 19, 2020

In an on-going attempt to give clear messaging to Newport residents, the Board would like to make sure all residents have the facts regarding the usual, accepted way MUD Districts finance capital improvements.

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Chloramine to Free Chlorine Conversion

Oct 10, 2020

Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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Trail Closure Notification

Sep 10, 2020

Attention Newport MUD Residents, a section of the trail system will be closed beginning September 10, 2020 through September 11, 2020, between Stem Way and S. Diamondhead due to construction.

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Update on the Main Line Break on Morning Star Avenue

Sep 1, 2020

Crews are still on site and are finishing up the repair to the District water main. The water should be restored to the area by 6:00 p.m.

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Frontier Waste Garbage Collection Update

Aug 26, 2020

With the developments of Hurricane Laura and its “too close for comfort” location to Houston, we are being told that all landfills in Houston will be closing at 4PM today, and will remain closed all of tomorrow, Thursday.

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Park and Trails Closure

Aug 25, 2020

Due to the possibility of Hurricane Laura affecting our area late Wednesday August 25, 2020 to early Thursday August 26, 2020, Newport M.U.D. will be closing the Parks and Trails at 9:00 pm on August 25, 2020 and they will remain closed until further notice.

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The Trails Are Now Open

May 27, 2020

The Trails are now open. Thank you for your patience while the District’s operations staff worked to clean the areas of the trails that had been impacted by this weekend’s heavy rain fall.

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Updated: Important Information on “What Not to Flush”

May 8, 2020

One of the major issues all wastewater treatment facilities run into due to solid waste is clogged pipes and damage to the solid waste grinder.

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Tropical Storm Imelda Impact

May 4, 2020

In September 2019, Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall as the fifth-wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continental United States; the storm devasted parts of the southeast Texas.

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Bond Authorization Election Delayed

Apr 22, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic,  and in line with recently issued Governor and Secretary of State proclamations, Newport MUD has opted to delay the May 2nd Bond Authorization election until an appropriate later date.

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Parks and Trails Closed Through Easter Weekend

Apr 9, 2020

In cooperation with actions taken by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Newport MUD will be closing all Parks and Trails throughout the District through Easter weekend to encourage social distancing in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Chloramine to Free Chlorine Conversion

Mar 26, 2020

The Newport MUD public water system, (PWS) ID TX1010362, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine.

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March 24, 2020 Community Meeting Canceled

Mar 16, 2020

The Newport Municipal Utility District Board of Directors has decided to cancel the upcoming Community Meeting that was scheduled for March 24, 2020

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COVID-19 Update from Professional Utility Services

Mar 16, 2020

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our entire team is ready and continues to provide services as usual.

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Six Year Capital Improvements Plan

Feb 27, 2020

Below is the summary of the Newport Municipal Utility District’s Capital Improvement Plan and Bond Election requirements for Water, Sanitary, Drainage and Facility Improvements for years 2020 thru 2025.

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Effective Immediately the Drop Box is Closed

Feb 13, 2020

Attention Newport MUD Residents, Due to the Drop Box lock being cut in January as previously reported to the District Residents and Sheriff Department, the Drop Box will no longer be utilized as a method of payment submittal.

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Subsidence in the District

Feb 11, 2020

Subsidence, the sinking of the ground due to the removal of water, minerals and petroleum, has been affecting the Houston area since the early 1900’s.

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Great News, The Credit Card transaction fee has been lowered!

Feb 10, 2020

In an ongoing effort to keep cost down for the residents of Newport, the Board of Directors has negotiated a new credit card transaction fee.

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Increased Benefit to Over 65 / Disabled Taxpayers

Jan 31, 2020

At its January meeting, the Newport MUD Board of Directors voted to provide an increased benefit to its taxpayers who are over 65 or disabled.

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Surface Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Project

Jan 24, 2020

Newport Municipal Utility District will begin the scheduled maintenance of the Elevated Storage Tank located on Golf Club Dr.

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Important Notification Regarding Newport Municipal Utility District Drop Box in District

Jan 23, 2020

Newport MUD’s Drop Box lock was cut between 9:00am Friday, January 10, 2020 and 9:00am Monday, January 13, 2020.

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Professional Utility Services

Dec 21, 2019

Please join the Newport MUD board in both thanking and congratulating Professional Utility Services for their 30 years of service to our district.

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