Welcome to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 153
Through HCMUD 153’s website you can easily find links to the following services.
Walden Hike and Bike Trail Construction
Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 153
Walden Hike and Bike Trail
Construction for the Walden Hike and Bike trail is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 12, 2022, at Aerobic Avenue. The Walden Hike and Bike trail will consist of approximately two and one-half miles of paved trail spanning from Aerobic Avenue to Leisure Place Lane. The paved trail will vary in width from four feet to eight feet. Other amenities of the Hike and Bike trail include dog waste stations, trail rules signage, and various plants and landscaping at a trail turnaround.
Construction in Harris County Flood Control District right-of-way requires:
Site plans must be approved prior to obtaining the required hcfcd right-of-way notification. Be advised that the HCFCD right-of-way notification is separate from the site development permit package.
1.) HCFCD right-of-way notification (permit)
2.) HCFCD 48-hr pre-construction notice
Both are required prior to entering or working within Harris County Flood Control District right-of-way. The HCFCD right-of-way notification and 48-hour notice must be provided to HCFCD at email@example.com. To apply for the HCFCD right-of-way notification please go to http://apps.harriscountytx.gov/epermits and apply for the HCFCD row under row notification. Failure to provide both items could result in project delays.
In areas where the project design incorporates fill adjacent to neighboring landowners , the contractor shall implement grading and/or perimeter runoff catchment devices (e.g.- perimeter ditches or other best management practices) during construction to ensure that adjacent parcels bordering the project site do not experience interim drainage flows that exceed pre-development conditions for storm events up to and including the current storm drainage design criteria at the time of permit or carry sediment generated as part of construction activities. Where applicable ,these practices are in addition to the standard storm water pollution prevention design and shall include additional ditches redirecting site drainage or temporary piping. this note is not intended to address any liability or responsibility under Texas Water Code 11.086.
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.
Log In to Read Your SmartMeter
Use the link below to log in and view your smart water meter. This will allow you to view your monthly and daily usage.