District Wildlife

Fort Bend MUD 118 has recently received reports of the presence of a coral snake on the peninsula along Figure Four Lake. We ask residents to be cautious, keep pets on a leash at all times, and be aware of our wild neighbors while visiting District parks.

Wildlife in Parks and Open Spaces

Many Texans live in close proximity to a variety of native wildlife, including reptiles such as snakes and alligators with no confrontations.  As predators, snakes and alligators are an integral component of our ecosystems, helping to keep populations of their prey in check. Most wildlife will prefer to retreat or escape when encountered by humans. If you encounter potentially dangerous wildlife while visiting the District’s parks, do not approach it, keep a safe distance, and move away from the area. There are occasions when certain wildlife becomes a nuisance and must be handled by the proper authorities. In those cases, please notify the District’s Parks Manager by phone, or through the District’s website.

Residents should be watchful of alligators, snakes, and other wildlife in parks and along waterways, follow posted signage and share these wildlife safety tips:

  • Leave wildlife alone. State law prohibits killing, harassing, or possessing protected wildlife.
  • Never feed or entice wild animals, it is dangerous and illegal.
  • Never allow small children to play unsupervised.
  • Keep pets on a leash and in control when visiting District parks.
  • Don’t swim in areas not designated for swimming.
  • Do enjoy viewing and photographing wildlife from a safe distance of at least 30 ft. or more.

For more information about snakes, alligators, and other wildlife, including safety tips for living near wild animals, research reports and basic natural history, follow the links below to TPWD web site:

For questions specific to Fort Bend MUD 118 or to report wildlife related concerns, follow the link below or contact by phone: (832) 956-0868.

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2023 Water, Sewer & Drainage Bond Election

Early voting to be held on April 24, 2023 to May 2, 2023 (Fort Bend County times and locations).

Election day voting on May 6, 2023 (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

What is Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 118?

Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 118 is a 620.4474 acre entity that provides water, sewer, security, and drainage services in Waterside Estates, Sections 1 through 13, Waterside Village, Sections 1 through 3, Grand Mason at Waterside Apartments, Waterside at Mason Apartments and surrounding commercial developments and schools.

What is the purpose of the election on May 6, 2023?

The purpose of the bond election is to obtain voter approval for $14,255,000 in bonds to be issued in various increments over the next 10 years.  The bonds will pay for repair, rehabilitation and improvements to critical water, sewer and drainage infrastructure facilities in the District.

An additional proposition is included for the same amount for potential refunding of bonds, if issued, and the market interest rate for the bonds were to decrease to allow for a financial savings by the District.

Does the election mean that tax rates will increase in the District?

Future tax rates are based on circumstances impossible to predict.  However, the Board of Directors of the District is committed to maintaining the same level tax rate or reducing the District’s tax rate whenever possible.  The District’s total tax rate has stayed the same or decreased every year for the last 20 years.

What is the condition of the facilities?

The District’s water and sewer systems have aged and expensive repairs are necessary.  The funds to be authorized will be used for water well nos. 1, 2 & 3, wastewater treatment plant, lift station, and reclaimed water system improvements and rehabilitation.

When and where is the election?

Early voting will be held on April 24, 2023 through May 2, 2023 and Election day is Saturday, May 6, 2023 and voting will be held at all Fort Bend County polling locations.  Please visit the internet website http://www.fortbendvotes.org  to find polling locations and times of operation.   Anyone who is a registered voter residing in the District may vote in the election.

Further information will be provided at the town hall meeting.

Please attend the town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at Oakland Elementary School, 4455 Waterside Estates Drive, Richmond, Texas 77406 for further information.

Thank you for your interest in the District and your participation.

The Board of Directors of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 118:

Jaime Benoliel, Reid Garrett, James Hines, Paula Blumenthal and Nicole Roberts