How and Why the NFBWA Promotes Water Reuse

Between 2020 and 2050 the population in our area is projected to nearly double, and demand for water will continue to increase. Even with more people consuming water. the Fort Bend Subsidence District has mandated that the area within the NFBWA’s boundaries convert 60% of total usage from groundwater to alternative water by 2025.

One source of alternative water is purifying and reusing the water that would typically go down the drain.

Much of the water that we use every day flows down our drains to wastewater treatment plants where it is treated to meet state and federal water quality standards. The treated water is then returned to lakes or streams. However, before we send that water back into the water cycle we can choose to reclaim, purify, and reuse it. Don’t worry, the treated water travels through a separate distribution system of purple pipe, and is only used for non-drinking purposes like irrigating common spaces, filling amenity lakes and fighting fires.

Many communities and Municipal Utility Districts within the NFBWA’s boundaries are currently using reuse water or planning to do so in the future. The NFBWA has an incentive program that offers MUDs a reduced water rate to help encourage use of reuse water. MUDs that participate in this program include Cinco MUD No. 1 (Cinco Ranch), Fort Bend County MUD No. 169 (Cross Creek Ranch), and Fort Bend County MUD No. 182 (Tamarron HOA). Since 2016, these three MUDs combined have utilized over 800,000,000 gallons of reuse water.

Larry’s Toolbox Program

Fort Bend MUD 118 participates in the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) Larry’s Toolbox Program. The program is designed to assist MUD’s in promoting water conversation. There are different initiatives we elect to participate in within the program term (yearly) that allows us to receive points. These points, if program requirements are met, can result in some savings through the next calendar year from the NFBWA. In 2018, FB118 participated in an initiatives to give away three rain barrels to residents within the community. Maheen Khan, Zenna Sumo and John Wisbrock were the lucky winners of this initiative. If you are interested in receiving a rain barrel or would like more information on the program, please visit or call 832-467-1599.

Water Fountains

The water fountains in the subdivision will be turned off during the proposed freezing weather over the next few days. They will be turned on as soon as the weather permits. Thanks for your understanding.

MUD 118 Directors