Notice of Preliminary 2019 Fees

This notice is being provided to assist well owners with their annual budgeting process. The NFBWA’s Board of Directors anticipates increasing the Groundwater Reduction Plan Fee (“GRP Fee”) to $3.65 per 1,000 gallons of water pumped and the Surface Water Fee (“Surface Water Fee”) to $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of surface water received, which correspondingly increases the Imported Water Fee, effective January 1, 2019. These fees will be utilized to fund the cost of constructing, operating, and maintaining the Authority’s current surface water supply system, as well as the capital costs associated with constructing the additional large-scale infrastructure projects needed to meet the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s groundwater reduction requirements.

The NFBWA’s 2019 budget will be adopted at the December 11, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Directors, at which time a discussion of budget, water supply, and Groundwater Reduction Plan issues will take place. A notice of the meeting date and location for formal adoption of the GRP Fee and the Surface Water Fee will be distributed at a later date.