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Kingsbridge MUD Public Meetings

The Board of Directors welcomes all residents to attend these public meetings; all of the meetings are “Open Meetings” under Texas law. The Directors being residents of the district encourage other residents to attend, because it is an excellent opportunity for their neighbors to be heard and for any issues to be addressed. Notices of District meetings are posted not only on this website, but they are also posted on the Providence Community Center door, located at 9114 Woodleigh Dr., Houston, Texas 77083. The meetings are usually held every 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.

What is a MUD?

Municipal Utility Districts are government entities that facilitate necessary water, sewer and storm drainage construction and maintenance within a subdivision. These districts are located almost exclusively in Texas. The boundaries of the district are created by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and then the extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) the district lies in must consent for a MUD to be created. All homes in the Providence, Tealbriar, Waterford, Waterford Estates, Dover, and some surrounding subdivisions are wholly located within the Kingsbridge Municipal Utility District.

Who is in Charge of the MUD?

The MUD is controlled by the residents of the district. Kingsbridge MUD is governed by a Board of Directors; this board consists of five elected directors. The board consults with several professional companies and specialists to provide management, billing, legal, financial, engineering, maintenance and other services to the district.

What are the Advantages of a MUD?

MUDs allow for more flexibility than utilities run by the city, largely due to residents having a better sense of who is running their MUD The directors are elected out of the very district they run they are friends, neighbors, and colleagues. MUDs also allow for residents to have more input in regarding the cost and expansion of services which gives each resident more control on what is happening in their district.

Where does our District’s Water Come From?

Our drinking water is obtained from both groundwater and surface water sources. Our ground water comes from the Evangeline aquifer and our surface water comes from the North Fort Bend Water Authority out of Lake Houston.

What is the RWA Fee on my Water Bill?

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) fee included in your water bill provides all the necessary funding to design and construct the massive water-supply and water line projects required to deliver surface water to neighborhoods within the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) and to meet the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s groundwater conversion requirements.


While not all water bills look exactly the same, most of the information they contain is similar. On some part of the bill, there will be a breakdown of costs incurred during the last billing cycle -- broken down into charges for “Water”, “Sewer”, and the “Regional Water Authority”. 


Here’s how it works.


  • The NFBWA charges each MUD for the (metered) groundwater they pump from their well (s) and the surface water delivered to them by the authority. 


  • The NFBWA does not bill any individual homeowner/customer for the water they use; that is the responsibility of the MUD. 


  • Based on meter readings, the District in turn applied the RWA fee to their customers’ bills based on how much water they use, so the amount may change monthly. (Current RWA rate times gallons used=RWA amount on the bill.) Bottom line, the more water a customer uses, the higher the total RWA amount will be. 

Why is the District so Interested in Water Conservation?

First, the Evangeline Aquifer water is a finite natural resource so it is important to always use it efficiently—not just during drought conditions. Conserving water also saves money by reducing the demand for more costly alternative water supply sources. Additionally, we reinforce our water supply reliability in low-rainfall periods. Water conservation is not simply a Kingsbridge concern; this is a global concern. As a resident of this district and a member of this planet it is our duty to take an active position in water conservation. Conserving water is a responsibility of our generation and the next; lest it be a problem for all generations to come.

Confidentiality of Personal Information

Pursuant to section 182.052 of the Texas Utilities Code, customer information is confidential and is not shared, except as provided by section 182.054. If you wish to grant or rescind the use of your personal information to another individual or entity on your behalf, please visit the Confidentiality of Personal Information page.

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