Notice of Groundwater Reduction Plan Fiscal Year 2023

Rates for Participants
Effective September 1, 2022

July 6, 2022

Dear Participants,

On Monday, June 20, 2022, the GRP Review Committee voted to recommend adoption of a proposed GRP Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget, which will require rate increases and amendments to the GRP’s Rate Order for Participants. The motion passed with 3 votes in favor, and 2 against.

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, the GRP Review Committee’s recommended budget and Rate Order was presented to and adopted by the San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) Board of Directors. The amended GRP Rate Order is available on SJRA’s website at www.SJRA.net/GRP under the “Information Library” and “Rates” tab. We recommend that you review and become familiar with the amended GRP Rate Order.

Based on rising inflation costs for products and services, such as chemicals and electricity, the GRP Review Committee approved a 4% increase. Effective September 1, 2022, the Pumpage Fee and Import Fee will increase from the current rate of $2.88/1,000 gallons to $2.99/1,000 gallons, and the Surface Water Fee will increase from the current rate of $3.30/1 ,000 gallons to $3.41/1,000 gallons. Thesc fees generate the revenues necessary to pay for the operation and maintenance of the GRP facilities and to fund debt service. SJRA strives to effectively manage the costs of operation and maintenance of the GRP facilities so that the lowest responsible fees are adopted under the Rate Order.

Formal adoption of the GRP Division’s Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget will be presented and considered for approval at the SJRA Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, August 25, 2022. An additional notice will be sent to GRP Participants following the SJRA Board of Directors approval of the GRP Division’s Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact GRP Division staff by telephone at (936) 588-1662.

Sincerely,

Chris Meeks
GRP Administrator
San Jacinto River Authority

Stage 1 – Voluntary Water Use Restrictions

Voluntarily Reduce Water Use and Irrigation:

  • Outdoor watering shall be between the hours of 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – midnight.
  • Even-Numbered Address: Water on even-numbered days.
  • Odd-Numbered Address: Water on odd-numbered days.
  • No Address:
    • North and West side of Street: Water on even-numbered days.
    • South and East Side of Street: Water on odd-numbered days.

Sign Up for the District’s Alert System

The District has implemented an email and text alert system for the residents of Montgomery County MUD No. 89. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in either email or text alert format, or both, related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.

The email alerts that you may receive will contain the majority of the relevant information and may occasionally direct you back to the District’s website for more details.

Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.

These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.

To sign up for email and text notifications, please click here to visit the sign up page.

COVID-19 Update – Please Bag All Trash

Currently trash & recycle services will continue as normal.

Please refrain from generating additional heavy trash, such as cleaning garages, closets, extra yard work, etc. Due to extra volumes, trash is extremely heavy and our routes are running later than normal. Please be patient as we are doing our best to get all trash collected.

In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of our employee’s safety, we are asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any need for direct contact with the garbage.

Please continue to place your recycling loose in your container. Please break down all boxes and reduce in size as much as possible. If you exceed the capacity of the container, please bag and place with trash. However, if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, please place recyclables in plastic bags and dispose of with your regular garbage.

Please do not call the office. Go to website www.best-trash.com for updates or contact customerservice@besttrashtexas.com.

Coronavirus Update – Please Bag Your Garbage

In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of our employee’s safety, we are asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any direct contact with the garbage.

Trash collection services will continue as normal, but we are experiencing an increase in the amount of residential solid waste as a result of residents spending more time at home. Please be patient as we are doing our best to get everyone collected.

Green waste collection will continue; however we anticipate delays in service. By taking the following steps, residents can help minimize these delays:

  • Mulch leaves and grass clippings instead of bagging them for disposal.
  • Limit the amount of pruning and tree trimming to only what is essential.
  • If utilizing a landscaping company, ensure all green waste is collected and hauled off by the contractor.

Please continue to place your recycling loose in your container. However, if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, please place recyclables in plastic bags and dispose of with your regular garbage.