The District is located on approximately 559.4 acres within the boundaries of Harris County and the “North Harris County Regional Authority” (The “Authority”). The Authority was created in 1999 by the Texas Legislature and is empowered to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharge and prevention of the waste of groundwater, and for the reduction of groundwater withdrawals. The Authority charges a fee, adjusted each year, based on the amount of water pumped from the District wells. The Authority’s fees are passed on to customers based on individual customer usage.
The Board of Directors held its first meeting on August 25, 1971, and its first bonds were sold on July 21, 1972. Since inception, the District’s voters have issued and retired $12,675,000 of bonds and there are currently no outstanding bonds.
The District is currently supplying 100 percent of the District’s potable drinking water from two wells drilled within the district. The wells produce a combined total of about 251,000,000 gallons of water per year to approximately 1,500 customer connections. The water is treated at each well site and water quality is overseen by the Texas Board of Environmental Quality. In order to maintain water supply integrity, the District has three Emergency Water Supply Contracts in place with neighboring Harris County MUD 18, Malcomson Road Utility District, and Grant Road Public Utility District to provide continuity of service in the event of a water supply emergency.
In 1977, the District entered into a 40 year contract with Harris County MUD 18, Cypress Creek Utility District, and Malcolmson Road Utility District to create the “Lake Forest Plant Advisory Council” (the “Council”) to develop, maintain, and manage a regional sewage treatment plant for the participants. In 2018, the participants agreed to extend the contract for another 40 years. The Council is governed by the council members appointed by the Board of Directors of the participating districts and is responsible for the supervision and construction, expansion and operation of the waste disposal system. The district’s share of cost to operate and maintain the sewage facilities are passed directly on to the customers.
In 1992, the district purchased 15.08 acres of undeveloped land for $165,000 from Cy-Fair ISD for the purpose of developing a park within the district. In 1995, an additional 7 residential lots were purchased along Cypresswood Drive from Cy-Fair ISO for $140,000. Two lots were sold in 1998 and the remaining five lots were used for a parking lot and entrance to the park.
In 2007, the District entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the City of Houston, Texas. The agreement allows city of Houston to annex certain tracts within the district for the purpose of imposing a Sales and Use Tax on those tracts. In exchange, City of Houston agrees to pay the District one-half of all Sales and Use Tax revenues generated within the boundaries of the annexed tracts and City of Houston agrees that it will not annex the District for full purposes or commence any action to annex the District during the term of the Agreement. The agreement was amended on May 8, 2012 and has a term of 30 years.
The District is located entirely within the boundaries of the North Harris County Regional Authority (the “Authority”). The Authority was created in 1999 by the Texas Legislature and is empowered to provide for the conservation preservation, protection, recharge and prevention of waste of groundwater, and for the reduction of groundwater withdrawals. The Authority charges a fee, adjusted each year, based on the amount of water pumped from the District’s wells. The Authority’s fees are passed on to customers based on individual customer usage.