COVID-19 Update and Resources
The North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) has received a number of questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on its water supply. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a statement that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water, and conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those utilized in the NFBWA’s system, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
The NFBWA’s operator, Inframark, has compiled a variety of resources to assist answering questions related to the impact of COVID-19 on drinking water, which are available at https://www.inframark.com/covid-19/. The NFBWA’s team will continue to actively monitor any developments and update this information as needed.
2020 Pumpage Fee Information
Surface Water: $4.30/1000
Some utility districts modify the fees charged to their customers to cover such things as leaks in their system, fire hydrant use, etc.
About the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA)
Established by the Texas Legislature in May 2005, the North Fort Bend Water Authority was created to assist in converting the region within its boundaries from using groundwater to predominantly surface water in order to combat subsidence. The NFBWA acquires, develops and delivers a long-term supply of potable surface water to users in our fast-growing area.
What Is Subsidence?
Subsidence is the gradual sinking in of an area, and occurs when water is drawn from the ground faster than it can be replenished. Entire communities have been destroyed by flooding due to subsidence. The solution is to find alternative water, such as surface water. The surface water that the Authority currently uses or plans to use in the future mostly comes from the Trinity River.