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.
We have kicked off a hydrant replacement project, which will replace approx. 50 hydrants in Kingslake Forest Subdivision and Greensbrook Section 1 Subdivision. This project will provide much needed reliability on hydrants in the event of a fire in the community. Eventually all fire hydrants will be replaced in the District.
Hydrants have been in the District since 1975, with some being rusted out and needing replacement for safety reasons, including ADA compliance. Some of the replacements can be seen below, where they are removing hydrants from sidewalks and relocating them to another area.
The Board President, Calvet Shelley, recently arranged a community cleanup, by partnering with the Harris County Solid Waste Management Department and the County Commissioners Office. This is in an effort to help with the appearance of our neighborhoods.
The biggest culprit of unsightly areas in our community are related to dumping. If you see individuals dumping items in our community please report this to the Houston Police Department at (713) 884-3131, so that these individuals can be prosecuted.