NHCRWA: Rate Order and Updated Pricing Policy

Like other area districts, Bridgestone Municipal Utility District (“Bridgestone MUD” or the “District”) is required to receive surface water from and pays groundwater pumpage fees to the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (“NHCRWA”). NHCRWA notified the District by letter that the NHCRWA will be increasing its surface water and groundwater pumpage fees by $0.40 each starting July 1st, 2020. The letter from the NHCRWA is shown here. ( Note: The letter indicates the rate increase is effective April 1st. It has been postponed to July 1st. )

Bridgestone MUD always attempts to evenly balance the fees it pays to the NHCRWA with a separate line item on its customers’ bills. To that end, the District asked its Engineer to calculate the impact of this increase. The Engineer’s calculation is shown here. It has been determined that the current pass through fee must be increased from $4.10 to $4.55 per 1,000 gallons to compensate for the increase from NHCRWA. This increase will go into effect July 1st, 2020.