Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 50
The Fort Bend Municipal Utility District 50 (the “District”) was created by an order of the Texas Water Commission, now known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the “TCEQ”), dated March 18, 1986, with the idea that providing water, sewer, drainage, and other services to our communities was a job best done by a group of citizens who are residents of the District and who are elected by their neighbors. The rights, powers, privileges, authority, and functions of the District are established by the general laws of the State of Texas pertaining to municipal utility districts, including Article XVI, Section 59 of the Constitution of Texas and Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The District is also subject to the continuing supervision of the TCEQ.
The principal functions of the District are to finance, construct, own, and operate waterworks, wastewater, and drainage facilities and to provide such facilities and services to the customers of the District. Operating as a District also allows broader latitude to customize services, promote community benefits, and respond to opportunities that benefit the District’s residents. At its start, the District was composed of approximately 550 acres of land. However, it has grown significantly throughout the years and now contains approximately 1,248.6 acres of land including not only single-family homes but thriving commercial property as well.
The District is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five individuals who are owners of property within the District and are elected by voters within the District. The Board of Directors sets the policies of the District. Regular meetings of the District Board of Directors are held the second Tuesday of the month at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77027.
North Fort Bend Water Authority
The North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) is a regional water authority created by the 79TH Texas Legislature, with the passage of Senate Bill 1798 in May 2005 . The primary reason for the Authority’s creation was to facilitate compliance with the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s groundwater reduction mandates by creating a viable single entity to acquire, develop and deliver a long term supply of potable surface water to the water users in the Authority’s Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP). In addition, the need for surface water is heightened by the conclusion of a 2002 Water Needs Analysis (authorized by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court) that rapid population growth in Fort Bend County combined with the Subsidence District’s groundwater reduction mandates will likely cause water shortages in the County as early as 2014. https://www.nfbwa.com
The Fort Bend Subsidence District
The Fort Bend Subsidence District (FBSD) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1989 as a conservation and reclamation district (Act of May 26, 1989, 71st Leg., R.S., ch. 1045, 1989 Tex. Gen. Laws 4251). The District’s purpose is to provide for the regulation of the withdrawal of groundwater within the District to prevent subsidence that contributes to flooding, inundation or overflow of areas within the District, including rising waters resulting from storms or hurricanes, The District’s boundaries are defined as all the territory within Fort Bend county. https://fbsubsidence.org