North Fort Bend Water Authority Fee Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2018

The North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) encompasses approximately 141 square miles in Fort Bend County, and includes the City of Fulshear and more than eighty MUDs. The NFBWA, along with the Fort Bend Subsidence District, was created by the state of Texas to reduce subsidence in Fort Bend County and to deliver a long-term sustainable supply of water from sources other than groundwater (i.e. surface water) to the water users within the NFBWA boundaries.

Your monthly water bill includes a fee from the NFBWA. The NFBWA does not have the authority to levy a tax, so the NFBWA fees are used to construct and operate the necessary infrastructure to deliver surface water to areas within the NFBWA’s boundaries.

Effective January 1, 2018, the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) is increasing its mandated surface water pumpage fee from $3.05 per 1,000 gallons used to $3.35 per 1,000 gallons. This Subsidence District mandated fee, reflected as a separate line item on your water bill, is paid directly to the NFBWA and is used to design, build and operate new infrastructure, which delivers surface water to your municipality.

The City of Fulshear also has successfully participated in the first year of the NFBWA Larry’s Toolbox water conservation program and will be receiving rebates from the NFBWA for its participation in 2017. The City expects to use the rebates to offset water utility operation and maintenance expenses or to construct new water projects in the City.