At the Authority’s Board of Directors meeting held on November 8, 2017, at 20111 Saums Road, Katy, Texas 77449, the Authority adopted increased fees in order to fund the massive water supply projects that are needed to meet the Harris Galveston Subsidence District (“HGSD”) groundwater reduction regulations and to avoid the $8.75 per 1,000 gallons fine that the HGSD imposes for non-compliance.

These water supply projects are briefly described in the enclosed material entitled “The Rising Cost of Water.” (Five copies of this material are attached and additional copies are available for your distribution to customers, upon request.)

Effective January 1, 2018, the Groundwater Reduction Plan Fee will be $2.70 per 1,000 gallons of groundwater pumped and the Surface Water Fee will be $3.10 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered by the Authority. Such increase would correspondingly increase the Imported Water Fee.

Please remember to report your water usage online at the Authority’s website (, as required by the Authority’s Amended Rate Order.