Frequently Asked Questions
Why was the North Fort Bend Water Authority created?
The North Fort Bend Water Authority "NFBWA" was created to provide surface water to retail water providers in the northern Fort Bend County region to prevent the sinking of the land surface, known as subsidence.
What is Subsidence and why should we be concerned about it?
What is the Fort Bend Subsidence District groundwater reduction timeline?
How is the NFBWA governed?
Who may serve as a director?
To qualify to serve on the Board of Directors, one must be at least 18 years old, be a resident of the NFBWA, and have served for at least four years as a municipal utility district director or, for the precinct that includes the City of Fulshear, have served as the Mayor or on the City Council of Fulshear.
How are the Directors selected?
Directors are elected by our retail water providers to serve staggered four-year terms. NFBWA Elections are held in May of even-numbered years.
Why do I have an NFBWA fee on my bill?
Retail water providers pass the NFBWA fee through to residents based on water usage and often include a mark up to pay for water loss and other monthly operations. Learn more about the NFBWA fee here.
How do I apply for a well permit?
Everything you need to know about the NFBWA aggregate well permit may be viewed here.
When am I going to get surface water?
Please visit the NFBWA’s surface water conversion information page.