Newport MUD Adjusts Water and Sewer Rates

February 7, 2022 5:01 am

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:

  • Operates and maintains a 2.5 million gallon per day surface water treatment facility
  • Operates and maintains a 1.3 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility
  • Maintains and repairs several miles of sewer collection and water distribution system
  • Provides twice weekly garbage and heavy trash pickup
  • Built and maintains three neighborhood parks and a 2 Âľ mile trail system
  • Maintains and repairs as required 5 Detention Ponds

In recent years Newport MUD’s costs to provide water, collect and treat sanitary sewer and maintain our 50-year-old water distribution and sewage collection system have increased. Newport MUD has absorbed price increases and has cut other expenses, wherever possible, to maintain competitive residential rates. Listed below are just a few of the costs that have risen over the past several years:

  • Garbage Service provided twice weekly
  • Purchasing raw water from San Jacinto River Authority
  • Purchasing water treatment chemicals
  • Repairing water distribution and sewage collection infrastructure
  • Operating and maintaining water and sewer treatment facilities
  • Sludge hauling, required at the District Treatment Facilities
  • State Required Testing and Monitoring

Due to these rising costs to operate and maintain our facilities, it is necessary to make some increases to the water and sewer rates to cover production costs.  The increase to the minimum residential water and sewer bill for all Single-Family Residential homes will be $8.60. The minimum bill for 0-4,000 was $72.00 and will now be $80.60. This increase includes $15.30 which is the cost for the twice-weekly garbage service.  The S.J.R.A. fee has increased from $0.50 to $0.51 per thousand gallons and will continue to be added to the monthly water and sewer bills. This charge is to offset the cost of raw water purchased by Newport MUD from the San Jacinto River Authority. The increase will become effective January 1, 2022. You will see this increase on the statement you receive in February 2022 for the January billing cycle. In addition to the single-family residential rate change, the commercial rate and multifamily rate has also been increased.  If you have any questions about the rate changes, please contact the District’s billing office at 281-324-9803.

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Newport Municipal Utility District Board of Directors

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