Welcome to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 153

Through HCMUD 153’s website you can easily find links to the following services.

Latest News

Trash Update 2/21/2021

This week:

  • Trash Collection will run on normal schedules on Tuesday and Friday.
  • Bulk/Heavy Trash Collection will run on normal schedules on Friday.
  • Recycle Collection will NOT run this week. For only this week there will be no recycling. Any recycling cart set out will be collected with the trash. The reason for this is expected higher than normal contamination levels with residents using their recycling carts for their excess trash. Residents may set out their recycling carts on Tuesday, February 23rd, with their excess trash.

After this week all collection routes will return to normal service levels.

Republic Services’ team would like to thank you and the residents in your District for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.

By |February 21st, 2021|

Water Update

Effective 2/17/21 at noon, Harris County MUD No. 153 is NOT affected by the City of Houston’s Boil Water Notice. The water in MUD No. 153 is safe to drink.

By |February 17th, 2021|

The MUD 153 Board Works Hard For The Neighborhood

In order to provide information to our neighborhood, the following snapshot for the month of January 2020 will be discussed here.

During the month, the board allocated approximately $25,000.00 for mowing and related items on neighborhood ditches. This is an ongoing expense the board has undertaken to improve the quality of maintenance typically done by Harris County. The grounds are now safer and cleaner and not prone to damage from flooding.

The board allocated approximately $11,500.00 for the month related to Constable patrolling for Walden on Lake Houston and the area within the MUD borders. This money enhances the readiness of forces and additional patrols to prevent crime in the neighborhood.

The board has committed approximately $8,000.00 as a donation for part of the sidewalk recently installed at Atascocita Middle School. This provides safer trails for the children to avoid vehicular traffic as much as possible. In past years, MUD 153 has donated to AMS for their current soccer fields and tennis courts and more.

The board allocated $35,000.00 to Maplebrook Elementary to redo and improve the walking/running track on the campus. With donations to any school, MUD 153 requires neighborhood access during non-school hours. In past years, MUD 153 has donated to the school’s science pond/garden area, the playground equipment, a sidewalk and track.

MUD 153 manages a yearly budget of about $2.4 million and primarily provides water, sewer, and trash/recycling service to our neighborhood, including the responsibility of maintaining plants, tanks, generators, wells, distribution lines, and services by third parties to keep all functioning properly. This necessarily includes rehabilitation and replacement of aging facilities as well.

The board continues to be responsive to the neighborhood above and beyond what is required. The current board is always available to hear any resident concerns or ideas. Recently, an item concerning the age 65 and over tax exemption was brought to the board’s attention and after careful consideration, the board doubled the exemption from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00.

The board recently replaced all water meters with modern smart meters, that include the capability for individual homeowners to monitor on-line, information related to water usage among other things. This project required approximately $1.2 million to finance.

By |August 21st, 2020|

Hurricane Preparedness

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how at Hurricanes.gov/Prepare

Determine Your Risk
Develop an Evacuation Plan
Assemble Disaster Supplies
Get an Insurance Checkup
Strengthen Your Home
Help Your Neighbor
Complete a Written Plan

By |May 3rd, 2019|
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