At its regular meeting on October 5, 2023, the Bilma PUD Board of Directors voted on the following fiscal matters:
Reduced the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (“NHCRWA”) fee Bilma customers are charged from $4.65 to $4.15 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
Approved a 2023 total tax rate of $0.455 per $100 of assessed valuation. This is a $0.135 decrease since 2013.
Customers will see the impact of the reduced NHCRWA fee on their next water bill.
While property values, which are determined by the Harris County Appraisal District, increased on average by 10%, the Board was committed to keeping tax bills as low as possible while still fulfilling the District’s obligations.
Due to recent rain and drop in temperatures, the District is immediately terminating Stage 2 of its Drought Contingency Plan and is reimplementing Stage 1 and requests that all customers immediately begin implementing the following actions:
Limit irrigation to no more than two (2) days per week, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. following the schedules below:
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.
No watering on Mondays.
Check for and repair all leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets.
Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads and leak detection tablets.
Earlier this year, the Bilma PUD Board approved the replacement of all water meters in the District with new electronic smart water meters. Smart meters will allow customers to monitor their daily water consumption through the Eye On Water website and mobile app. These resources may help customers detect water leaks and will educate customers on how much water they actually use for irrigation and other activities such as filling your swimming pool.
The District’s Operator began replacing meters in July 2023. Replacement of all meters in the District should be complete by the end of 2023.
What to expect?
Customers should receive a door tag shortly before their meter is replaced. At this time, there are no further steps customers need to take for the physical replacement of their meter.
How do I use the Eye on Water App?
Once all meters in the District are replaced, the District will provide instructions on how to create an Eye On Water account which will be linked directly to your water account. The Eye On Water website/mobile app has features that allow customers to view their daily water usage and set up automated leak detection alerts.
To learn more about Eye On Water’s features, please watch the video below:
Customers are encouraged to sign up for mobile alerts from the District here to receive the most up to date information on the smart water meters and other District news!