Welcome to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 148
Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 148 is a political subdivision of the state of Texas. Our elected Board of Directors is committed to providing the best quality governmental services. Our mission is to provide the following services to all taxpayers, customers and residents of the District, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin:
- To protect the health of our customers by providing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards for drinking water;
- To reduce subsidence by converting to surface water in compliance with the mandate of the Harris Galveston Coastal Subsidence District;
- To protect the natural resources of the state by encouraging water conservation and providing periodic educational materials regarding the same;
- To protect the health and environment by treating the sewage produced by our customers so that the wastewater effluent meets permitted requirements and all state and federal regulations for discharge into the public waters of the state;
- To protect the lives and property of our citizens from flooding by constructing and maintaining storm drainage facilities;
- To stimulate the growth of local minority and women business enterprises (“M/WBE”) by mandating a 17% participation goal for M/WBEs in all District construction contracts over $100,000;
- To enhance the community by providing quality garbage pick-up services twice a week;
- To protect our residents from crime by providing supplemental law enforcement services through an interlocal contract with Harris County for the services of the Sheriff’s Department;
- To provide open government and access for all our residents through the conduct of all Board of Directors meetings pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act and through the maintenance of all District records pursuant to the Public Information Act;
- To communicate effectively with and encourage the active participation of residents and taxpayers through the issuance of periodic newsletters regarding the District’s activities;
- To engage the best quality consultants to represent the District and work in its best interests; and
- To provide the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost to the residents and taxpayers.
The District would like to take this opportunity to let residents know about laws and regulations pertaining to operation of Golf Carts and ATVs in the community. Use of these motorized vehicles is only allowed on a roadway, when it it a licensed vehicle, and must be operated by a licensed driver.
Texas Water Code, Section 49.217- Operation of a motor vehicle on a drainage ditch or detention pond or on land adjacent to a drainage ditch or detention pond is punishable by fine of up to $500.
Texas Water Code, Section 49.228- A person who wilfully destroys or damages district property is guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by fine of up to $2,000 or by confinement in jail for up to 180 days, or both.
The District has concerns that Golf Cart and ATV usage along the drainage ditches and detention ponds are causing damage that will need to be repaired, through the use of taxpayer dollars. Traffic along these areas can lead to serious ruts and erosion, as well as other safety concerns for residents.
Keep Motor Vehicles off Ditches and Ponds!
State Representative Harold Dutton presented President Calvet Shelley and MUD 148 with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service for their contributions to the State of Texas and the residents of the District during COVID-19. Calvet Shelley and MUD 148 serve over 3,000 seniors and 20,000 families in the community.
Harris County MUD 148 is proud to announce that all fire hydrants that are 40+ years old have been replaced, and all other fire hydrants within the district have been refurbished.
The Board for Harris County MUD 148 would like to wish all fathers a Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for all the ways you go above and beyond every day for your families.