Infrastructure Maintenance

A municipal utility district is responsible for providing water and sewer services to the communities within the boundaries of the district. The infrastructure of a District includes the following: water plants, wastewater treatment plants, water distribution systems and sanitary sewer conveyance systems. It is the responsibility of the District to maintain the infrastructure within the District to ensure they can provide safe and reliable drinking water for the residents as well as means of conveyance of the resulting wastes. Through routine inspections, rehabilitations and replacements, the District monitors the facilities to protect the health and public safety of residents in the District.

Over the years, HCMUD 162 has been proactive with these necessary maintenance projects. The District has inspected and rehabilitated the sanitary sewer lines in the district that posed a threat for failure. At the water plant facilities, the District routinely inspects the facilities and has performed coating projects to extend the life of the water plant facilities.

Moving forward, the District will continue in a proactive manner with maintenance and rehabilitation of their facilities. Some of the upcoming projects include electrical improvements at the water plant, water plant facility coating projects, replacing the residential water meters in the District to help ensure water meter accuracy, and additional sanitary sewer rehabilitation. In addition, the District shares in maintenance costs for the joint wastewater treatment plant.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The HARRIS COUNT M.U.D. #162 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2016 on October 11, 2016 3:00 pm at H2O Consulting, 5870 Hwy. 6, Houston, TX 77084. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

FOR the proposal: None
PRESENT and not voting: None
ABSENT: John Parrish and Susan McClure

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

 Last Year  This Year
 Total tax rate (per $100 of value)  $.50000  / $100
Adopted
 $.49500 / $100
Proposed
 Difference in rates per $100 of value  $.00500/$100
 Percentage increase / decrease in rates (+/-)  -1.00%
 Average appraised residence homestead value  $163,918  $178,427
 General homestead exemptions available (excluding 65 years of age or older or disabled person’s exemptions)  $0  $0
 Average residence homestead taxable value  $163,918  $178,427
 Tax on average residence homestead  $819.59  $883.21
 Annual increase / decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)  $63.62
7.76%

Notice of Taxpayers’ Right to Rollback Election
If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Bob Leared, Tax Assesor-Collector
(713) 932-9011

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate (PDF)