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
 $.49500 / $100
 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

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)

Water Wise

The Directors of MUD 162 believe every resident in our district, no matter what age, has a personal responsibility to use water wisely. The Directors work together with the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District to support programs such as Water Wise that bring education and awareness into the classroom to help our children understand the importance of water conservation and to assist them in ways both they and their families can conserve water.

Working in conjunction with educators we hope to introduce to our young residents the value of water in our daily lives and how we must all do our part to practice conservation. Each school year, MUD 162 provides funding to support the distribution of hands-on kits to fifth graders in the District. The kits contain a variety of tools to aid in this learning process which each child may take home and share with his or her family. The kit includes:

index.4High Efficiency Showerhead: With a lifetime warranty and a chrome-plated, solid brass hex head, this water-saving showerhead is an easy, first step to conserving water in the bathroom.

index.5Multi-Swivel Kitchen Aerator: Install this onto your current kitchen sink faucet and start saving water at an astonishing 2.0 gpm (gallons per minute). It’s easy to install and is conveniently adjustable for spray or stream.

index.6Flip Lever Bathroom Aerator: This interesting gadget is another way to conserve in the bathroom. Put it on full-flow for shaving and adjust to trickle-flow to maintain water temperature.

index.7Toilet Leak Detector Tablets: Leaky toilets can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water per year. Check for leaks with these easy-to-use detector tablets – just drop them in and see if the water turns blue!

index.8Water Temp Check Card: For every 10 degrees Fahrenheit that you lower your water temperature, you can save 6% off your water heating bill. Dip the card into a cup filled with your faucet’s hottest water – and find out how little it takes for you to make a difference.

index.9Mini Tape Measure: Calculate the volume of water your toilet uses with every flush.

index.10Flowrate Test Bag: Determine how much you are conserving by testing the flow rate of your old showerhead versus your new high efficiency showerhead. The test bag is easy to use and takes only 5 seconds!

Water is a natural resource that we must protect and conserve for our future. The Board supports conservation programs such as this so that our youngest residents will understand the value of this precious commodity and will work with their family and friends to protect it.