The Phase 1 trail project is nearing completion! Concrete walks are being completed on the south side of Spring Cypress Road to connect to Lakewood Oaks subdivision. Additional progress has been made on the undercrossing at Faulkey Gully. Midblock crossings at several locations throughout the new trail system are being reviewed by Harris County and will be added soon. Construction will be starting later this month on additional trails that will connect to Village Creek.

Update AUGUST 2021 (PDF)



Portions of the trails system is being completed throughout the 5 mile system.
Nodes are being installed along the trail which include special paving, a shade structure, signage, and site furniture. Progress is being made along the Faulkey Gully corridor which includes an undercrossing of Spring Cypress Road. This feature will provide safe passage across the busy roadway – avoiding the need for an at grade crossing.

Trash and Recycle pickup Best Trash


Best Trash has been overwhelmed with debris do to the February freeze. They do not have enough trucks or manpower to handle the volume of debris being put out at the curb for collection. Therefore until further notice NWHCMUD5 will restrict trash and debris pickup to the amount and type that Best Trash is obligated by contract to collect. This policy will take place immediately.

There will absolutely be no pickup of construction debris. Yard waste will be limited to a total of three Bags (50 lbs or less) and/or bundles of tied tree branches four feet long or less. Yard debris will only be collected on the last pickup day of the week. Household Trash and Recycle are not affected.

For those NWHCMUD5 residents with large amounts of construction and yard debris we recommend that they contact FEMA. Harris County was declared a disaster area do to the freeze and help with debris removal should be available. Disaster Declaration FEMA-4586-DR. Contact FEMA at 800-621-3362 or at

NWHC MUD 5 Bond Election

Northwest Harris County MUD No. 5 will hold a Bond Election on May 1, 2021 for the purpose of authorizing bonds for construction of water, sewer and drainage facilities to serve the District in the amount of $120,000,000 and as reflected in the engineer’s report (linked) and bonds for expansion of parks and recreational facilities including the walking trail currently under construction in the amount of $30,000,000 and as reflected in the Master Park Plan (PLAN linked) (COST linked). The election will be held jointly with Harris County on May 1, 2021.

Election day voting will be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 1, 2021 at all countywide Election Day Vote Centers.

The 4 closest Election Day Vote Centers to the District are listed below:

  1. Wildwood Elementary School, 13802 Northpointe Blvd, Tomball, Texas 77377
  2. Royce Black Elementary School, 14155 Grant Road, Cypress, Texas 77429
  3. Saint John Lutheran Church and School, 15235 Spring Cypress, Cypress Texas 77429
  4. Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, 14225 Hargrave Road, Houston, Texas 77070

For additional Election Day Vote Centers, visit Election Day Vote Centers are subject to change by Harris County up until election day.

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted on April 19, 2021 through April 27, 2021 at all countywide Early Voting Locations. Times for Early Voting are as follows:

April 19 – April 24: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm April 25: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
April 26: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
April 27: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

The two closest Early Voting Locations to the District are listed below:

  1. Saint John Lutheran Church and School, 15235 Spring Cypress, Cyress Texas 77429
  2. Prairies View A&M University, 9449 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070

For additional Early Voting locations, visit

Applications for ballots by mail shall be sent by: regular mail to Early Voting Clerk, Isabell Longoria, Elections Administrator, P. O. Box 1148, Houston, Texas 77251-1148; common or contract carrier to Isabel Longoria, Harris Elections Administrator, 1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440, Houston, Texas 77002; by FAX to (713) 755-4983 or (713) 437-8683; or by email at Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business at 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2021.

Water Rate Increase Set for April 1, 2021

North Harris County Regional Water Authority
Amended Rate Order and Updated Pricing Policy

The North Harris County Regional Water Authority Board of Directors at its regular monthly Board meeting held on February 1, 2021 adopted the Amended Rate Order. The Authority’s Amended Rate Order document is posted on the website at

Please consider this letter as a reminder of actions that were taken by the Authority board at its regular monthly Board meeting held on December 7, 2020. The Authority board conducted a Budget Workshop on November 23, 2020, and a Public Hearing on December 7, 2020 to review and discuss the possibility of increasing the Authority’s well pumpage fee and the cost of surface water. At its regular meeting on December 7, the Board adopted an increase of the current well pumpage fee from $4.25 per 1,000 gallons and $4.60 per 1,000 gallons and an increase in the cost of surface water from $4.70 per 1,000 gallons to $5.05 per 1,000 gallons. These new rates will become effective as of April 1, 2021.

Relevant documents and links:


February 17, 2021 Emergency Update

Due to inclement weather, low water pressure may be experienced. At this time NO BOIL WATER NOTICE is in effect for Northwest Harris County MUD No. 5. The District is not receiving water from the City of Houston.

For future updates return to this web site.

Please report any problems to .

Hurricane Laura Information

The National Weather Service is projecting a category 3 hurricane, Laura, to make landfall sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday along the Texas coast between Freeport and the Texas-Louisiana border.
Based on these projections, we urge all residents to secure any loose items; bring garbage cans in off the street; clear any drains on or near your property of trash can lids, floating bags, grass clippings, limbs, and leaves; and move cars to higher ground in order to try and prevent storm drains from getting clogged and vehicles/property from being damaged.

For additional information and future updates, please visit the National Weather Service.

For Hurricane Preparedness resources, please visit


COVID-19 Update

An Update from NWHC MUD 5 operator, MDS, on COVID-19

Dear Directors & Residents,

During this unprecedented time, we want to assure you that Municipal District Services is committed to its mission of providing safe drinking water, reliable sewer service, and to continue as a responsible environmental steward.

MDS and its employees have been identified as essential personnel and work in a critical infrastructure sector. On March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. The guidance states that, “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security… you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” Though the guidance is advisory in nature, it is clear that MDS and its employees who ensure continued operations of water and wastewater systems are essential employees.

With that in mind, we wanted to share some details about how MDS is performing during this national crisis:

MDS is actively monitoring COVID-19 developments and policy changes issued by federal, state, and local governments. Additionally, in an effort to protect water operations and worker safety, we closely follow regulations and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and public health authorities.

Social Distancing
MDS has made changes to our standard operating procedures to ensure proper social distancing to keep COVID-19 from spreading. We have moved employees within our offices to new locations to reduce contact and increase the space between people. Through our investment in newly adopted technology, our call center is fully operational with Customer Care Representatives able to take calls from the safety of their homes.

Reduced Gatherings
We have eliminated large company meetings and have reduced most face-to-face meetings involving even just a few employees. But, the critical work of MDS continues as usual – we are using technology to collaborate effectively and ensure our daily operations are not disrupted. In an effort to contain the virus spread and remain productive, most administrative staff are working from home.

MDS has taken a proactive role in keeping our customers and fellow MUD industry colleagues updated amid rapid changes. We have posted regular updates to both our Facebook page and our web site, including the launch of dedicated COVID-19 Response page. We have also partnered with fellow regional operations companies to form the Gulf Coast MUD Emergency Operations Group (GCM-EOG). The purpose of this group is to ensure the dissemination of accurate information to all those in the region responsible for operating the water and wastewater infrastructure.

We are in the process of posting signage at the facilities we manage (Water Plants, Wastewater Treatment Plants, Lift Stations, etc.) stating PPE and hand washing requirements for all who access the facilities. This message has been reiterated to our vendors, contractors, and fellow consultants via a letter reinforcing the measures we have enacted.

Future Actions
This situation is continually evolving. We are reviewing data, employee concerns, and customer concerns on a daily basis. As conditions change, we will reassess our policies and guidelines and update them as necessary to ensure that MDS continues to protect customers and our employees, who are critical to providing these essential services.

To reiterate, everyone here at MDS is united and focused on the same goal of providing safe drinking water and reliable sewer service to all of your customers. While these times may not be exactly business as usual, we are hard at work, getting the job done.

Wishing Good Health to You and Your Families,

Bryan Chapline, Rebecca Marcucci, Ken Love

Best Trash Update

Currently trash & recycle services will continue as normal.

Please refrain from generating additional heavy trash, such as cleaning garages, closets, extra yard work, etc.  Due to extra volumes, trash is extremely heavy and our routes are running later than normal.  Please be patient as we are doing our best to get all trash collected.


In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of our employee’s safety, we are asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any need for direct contact with the garbage.

Please continue to place your recycling loose in your container. Please break down all boxes and reduce in size as much as possible.  If you exceed the capacity of the container, please bag and place with trash.  However, if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, please place recyclables in plastic bags and dispose of with your regular garbage.

Please do not call the office.  Go to website for updates or contact