Stage 2 Drought Contingency Plan Implementation Notice

In line with the Board’s priority to continue maximal efforts in providing you with safe, clean, and adequate water delivery, MUD 49 must implement Stage 2 of our Drought Contingency Plan effective August 27, 2023. This action is required because the City of Houston has implemented its Drought Contingency Plan, and the City serves as a source of water for MUD 49.  MUD 49 is required to adopt the same or stricter stage as the City. The MUD 49 Drought Contingency Plan calls for Stage Two mandatory water conservation measures when the significant drop in annual rainfall and higher-than-normal daily temperatures lead to continued stress on the water system. The Stage 2 drought response calls for MANDATORY water conservation efforts to reduce water use.

Any person who violates this Plan may be subject to a penalty of $10,000. Each day that one or more of the provisions in this Plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense. If a person violates this Plan more than one time, the Board shall, upon due notice to the customer, be authorized to discontinue water service to the premises where such violations occur. In addition to disconnection, the Board may impose a penalty of $10,000 for each violation of the Plan.  Services discontinued under such circumstances shall be restored only upon payment of all re­connection charges and any other costs incurred by MUD 49 in discontinuing and re-connecting service. In addition, suitable assurance must be given to MUD 49 that the same action will not be repeated while the Plan is in effect. Compliance with this plan may also be sought through court action.

The MUD 49 Board will continue to provide updates as new developments occur, including the lifting of the stage 2 drought plan or the advancement to more restrictive levels. We appreciate your patience and thank you in advance for your collaboration.


Under threat of penalty for violation, the following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons:

  1. All outdoor water usage, including, but not limited to, lawn and garden watering, car washing, and window washing shall be limited to even-numbered days for Customers with even-numbered addresses, and odd-numbered days for water Customers with odd-numbered addresses, and outdoor water use shall be prohibited between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight).


The following uses of water are defined as non-essential, and MUD 49 recommends that their use be curtailed:

  1. wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
  2. use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
  3. use of water for dust control;
  4. flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;
  5. filling of swimming pools or jacuzzi-type pools; and
  6. failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

For additional water-saving tips please visit Houston Public Work’s Water Conservation webpage at

If you have additional questions not addressed in this notice, please contact the MUD 49 Board of Directors by visiting our “Contact Us” tab at

Thanks Again,

Harris County MUD 49 Board of Directors

Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan has Been Implemented

Outdoor water use will be restricted except for the following time periods:

  • Between the hours of 7PM and 5AM with the following schedule:
    • Sundays and Thursdays for single-family residential customers with even-numbered street addresses
    • Saturdays and Wednesdays for single-family residential customers with odd-numbered street addresses
    • Tuesdays and Fridays for all other customers

City of Houston Stage Two Drought Contingency Plan FAQs (PDF)

New Trash Collection Provider

ATTENTION: The last day for Texas Pride trash collection will be Monday, November 28 and there will not be trash pickup on Thursday, December 1.

The District’s new garbage collection provider will be BEST TRASH and there will be a Wednesday and Saturday pickup schedule beginning Saturday, December 3.

Recycling will be collected on Wednesdays beginning November 30. The new Best Trash red recycling bins will be delivered on Wednesday, November 23. Please place your EMPTY Texas Pride container out for removal by 7:00 am on Wednesday, November 30.

We appreciate your patience in the transition.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The HARRIS COUNTY M.U.D. #49 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on October 27, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at 2727 Allen Parkway, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77019 or by Videoconference using Microsoft Teams: Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

Visit to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

Click here to read the notice.

2022 Holiday Season Waste & Recycle Collection Schedule

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th


No service Thursday, November 24th.

Garbage and recycle collection will roll to Friday, November 25th.



Closed noon Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th.

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th


No interruption in services.


Closed noon Friday, December 23rd through Sunday, December 25th.

New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st


No interruption in services.


Closed noon Friday, December 30th through Sunday, January 1st.