You’ll notice that there is always a charge for “NHCRWA” included on your monthly water/sewer billing statement. This is for the groundwater pumpage fees of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “NHCRWA”) that the District is required to pay on the amount of ground water the District’s produces each month. In the interest of transparency, the District passes through these charges to you based on the volume of water you use each month.

In the January meeting of the NHCRWA it was voted to reduce ground water pumpage rates from $4.60 per 1000 gallons to $4.10. These rate cuts, are the first cuts in the history of NHCRWA, will go into effect February 1, 2023. To better understand NHCRWA’s mission visit