Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The HARRIS COUNTY M.U.D. #502 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on October 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at 9955 Barker Cypress Road, Suite 250, Cypress, TX 77433. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

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Voluntary Water User Restrictions

Dear Customer:

Due to ongoing drought conditions, Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 502 has initiated Stage 1 water conservation measures. We may require mandatory water use restrictions if conditions worsen.

Voluntary water use restrictions now in place:

  1. Water Customers are requested to limit all outdoor water usage, including, but not limited to, lawn and garden watering, car washing, and window washing to even-numbered days for Customers with even-numbered addresses and odd-numbered days for water Customers with -odd-numbered addresses, and only between the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and 12:00 midnight to 6:00 am In the even no street address exists, Customers living on the north and west side of a street should use water outdoors only on even-numbered days and Customers living on the south and east side of a street should use water outdoors only on odd-numbered days.

The Board of Directors appreciates your cooperation and perseverance during this Conservation Condition. Once the Conservation Condition ends, we will notify you, and you may then return to normal usage. If conditions should worsen, it may be necessary to proceed to Stage 2, at which time you will be notified of the more stringent restrictions to ensure the availability of water in your community.

Summer Water Usage and Conservation Tips

Recently the Houston area has been experiencing hotter and drier than normal weather conditions, which has resulted in an increased demand on our water system. Please know that Harris County MUD No. 500, as Master District (MUD 500), is aware of the lower water pressure in its Service Area within the Towne Lake community during peak times, such as 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. MUD 500’s operator, Environmental Development Partners, has been conducting an investigation for any possible system irregularities and is reviewing several options to help alleviate the loss of pressure. As a community there are some ways you can help reduce demand during those peak usage times by varying domestic usage:

  • • Landscape irrigation is the largest demand on our system. If you have an irrigation system, change your irrigation times to earlier hours in the morning such as between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., or move the time to 9:00 p.m. or later at night.
    • Over irrigating is the also one of the largest sources of overuse in our water supply. Want to know how long and how much to water? Check out https://www.watermyyard.org/#/Location
      There is a Cypress weather station monitored by Texas A&M AgriLife that provides watering recommendations.
  • Consider showering at night instead of in the early morning hours.
  • Run your dishwasher or washing machine during the day or just before going to bed at night.

You also can help do your part by ensuring you are using water wisely. In the Towne Lake Community, MUD 500 has partnered with the Towne Lake Community Association to allow the Association to use the water from the lakes to irrigate the medians and green spaces to minimize impact to our drinking water system. Among residents, a family’s water use can double or even triple during the warm summer months due to the impact of outdoor watering and irrigation, which can lead to significantly higher water bills. Here are some tips to help save water, and as a result, to help save you money.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The HARRIS COUNTY M.U.D. #502 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2021 on October 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at 9955 Barker Cypress Road, Suite 250, Cypress, TX 77433. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

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