It’s time for Freeze Preparedness

The Fry Road MUD’s “General Winter Preparedness for Cold Weather” documents offer vital guidelines for residents to prepare for freezing weather conditions expected across Texas. It emphasizes the importance of safeguarding “the Four P’s”: People, pets, pipes, and plants.

Residents are advised to monitor weather updates and take necessary precautions, including turning off and draining irrigation systems to prevent damage. This proactive approach ensures the community’s safety and preparedness for the cold weather challenges ahead.

Water Main Repairs Completed

The broken water main was located and the area isolated this morning. Repairs have been completed and pressure has been restored throughout the water distribution system. You may notice an increased presence of Inframark vehicles in the area while the mainlines are flushed to ensure water quality is maintained.

If you experience water quality issues, please flush your home’s line via the outside spigot closest to your water meter for 15 mins or just until the water is clear. If your water quality issues persist after 15 mins, please reach out to Inframark directly at (281) 398-8211 and a technician will be dispatched to your location to investigate further.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while Fry Rd MUD and Inframark work as safely and quickly as possible to maintain our community’s infrastructure.

Water Main Issue – Expect Reduced Water Pressure

A Fry Road MUD water main has broken resulting in reduced pressures throughout the neighborhood.

Inframark is in the process of locating and isolating the break so that repairs can be made ASAP. Once the broken section of water main is located and isolated, a construction crew will be able to excavate down to expose the line, assess the damage, and make whatever repairs are necessary.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while Fry Road MUD and Inframark work as safely and quickly as possible to maintain our community’s infrastructure.

New Sewer and Water Rates Effective January 1st, 2024

The Fry Road Municipal Utility District has recently adopted a new rate order, effective from December 19, 2023.

This resolution outlines revised rates and regulations for water and sewer services within the district, impacting both residential and commercial connections. Key highlights include updated monthly service rates, additional fees, and clear guidelines for maintaining service lines.

The document emphasizes the district’s commitment to providing efficient services while ensuring transparency and fairness in billing. Residents and businesses within the district are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these changes to understand how they might affect their monthly utility costs.

Rate Order (PDF)

Tax Rate Set – 2023

The Board of Directors of Fry Road MUD (the district) voted to decrease the MUD Property Tax Rate of $0.363 per $100 valuation from the 2022 tax year to $0.32782 per $100 valuation for 2023.  Please keep in mind this rate is for the district only.

The district has authorized Bob Leared Interests, the tax assessor-collector, to mail duplicate tax statements in January 2024. These statements will be mailed to homeowners whose original tax statement was requested by and mailed to a mortgage company AND remains unpaid at the time of the January mailing.  If you receive a DUPLICATE TAX STATEMENT, this is your reminder to contact your mortgage company to ensure timely payment of your MUD taxes by January 31, 2024.

**The Fry Road MUD tax statements contain a QR code.  When scanned with a smartphone, the QR code links directly to the account on the tax assessor website where payment can be made.**

You can view, make payments, and print receipts for the district property taxes online at www.bli-tax.com.   There is an additional processing fee when making online payments.  This website is not associated with any DOXO website.  If paying your taxes using a DOXO website, you will incur higher processing fees.

In addition to paying online, payment can be made by calling OPAY Customer Service at (800)487-4567 between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm CST.  Select the customer service option, then tell the representative you are calling to pay TEXAS taxes.  You will then need to provide your entire account number which begins with “163” There is an additional processing fee when making payments by phone.

If you have not received your 2023 Fry Road MUD tax statement by the end of November, and you are unable to locate your account online at www.bli-tax.com, please contact the tax assessor-collector at 713-932-9011 to discuss your tax account.  Failure to receive a tax statement will not extend the delinquency date of February 1, 2024, and does not meet the legal requirements to waive penalties or interest which will be added if payment is not made in full by the due date.

Water Update: Fry Road MUD’s Independent Water System Operating within Parameters

Fry Road MUD’s water infrastructure is not tied to Houston or Katy water systems. Fry Road has an independent water system that is operating within parameters and is not currently under water restrictions.

Fry Road MUD’s operator is closely monitoring the system and will let residents know via the website and text alerts if the situation changes.

Due to the sustained heat during daylight hours, it is suggested to water lawns when it is dark outside, either late in the evening or early in the morning, to an inch depth, every couple of days. This can be measured by using an empty tuna can or other small, inch-tall container to measure the amount of water distributed by your sprinklers.

Voluntary water conservation during the summer months is always suggested. The Westlake MUD 1 web site contains articles covering this topic. Here is a link to the topic on their site:

https://www.westlakemud1.com/blog/2023-07-28-westlake-mud-1-water-conservation

Sign Up for the District’s Alert System

The District has implemented an email and text alert system for the residents of Fry Road Municipal Utility District. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in either email or text alert format, or both, related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.

The email alerts that you may receive will contain the majority of the relevant information and may occasionally direct you back to the District’s website for more details.

Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.

These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.

To sign up for email and text notifications, please click here to visit the sign up page.

Mission Statement

Fry Road Municipal Utility District, through the dedication of its Directors and Consultants, is committed to providing the highest quality of water and sewer service at the most economical costs to its customers and taxpayers.

The Board manages the District’s assets so unexpected expenditures do not translate into higher taxes for Fry Road MUD residents and businesses. Fry Road MUD residents and businesses are recipients of some of the lowest tax rates and water rates in the area.

Read about the District’s services, projects and history.
(Updated July 6, 2023)

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