Sewer Odor

The District is aware of the sewer odor that has reportedly existed for several days.

The wastewater treatment plant is not the source of the odor and the HCMUD 290 force main break occurred after the odor was reported.

The District continues to investigate the matter. Please check back for any updates.

Disposal of COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits

Pursuant to rules set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits are considered medical waste and should be disposed of with your regular household garbage. DO NOT DISPOSE YOUR COVID-19 AT-HOME TESTING KITS WITH YOUR RECYCLING MATERIAL.

WHCRWA: Notice of Fee Increase

At the Authority’s Board of Directors meeting held on November 10, 2021, the Authority adopted changes to its Rate Order, which include 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 $9.58 per 1,000 gallons disincentive fee that the HGSD imposes for non-compliance. The HGSD regulations require reduction of groundwater pumpage in our area to no more than 40% of the total water demand by 2025 and no more than 20% of the total water demand by 2035.

Effective January 1, 2022, the Groundwater Reduction Plan Fee will be $3.70 per 1,000 gallons of groundwater pumped and the Surface Water Fee will be $4.10 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered by the Authority. These new fees correspondingly increase the Imported Water Fee.

To review the complete Amended Rate Order, please go to the Authority’s website at

The Authority has implemented two forms to help you keep the Authority informed: the Contact Information Request Form and the Interconnect Notification Form. Both forms are available on the Authority’s website at The Contact Information Request Form should be provided to the Authority before a new non-exempt well is operational and if any contact information for a non-exempt well has changed. The Interconnect Notification Form should be provided to the Authority if a user plans to receive or is receiving water through an interconnect. Please see the forms for additional information.

Click here to see a notice from the WHCRWA regarding such rate increase.