2023 AWBD Fall Seminar

Harris County MUD 501 Board President, Wayne Tyson, and Board Secretary, DeBra Edwards, attended the 2023 AWBD Fall Seminar on October 30, 2023.

They enjoyed the opportunity to hear legislators discuss the 88th Regular Legislative Session and the recent legislative developments. AWBD’s educational videos were also very informative. To learn more about property taxes and stormwater drains, please view the videos below.

MUD 501 New Director

The Board of Directors of MUD 501 is pleased to welcome Jared Day as a new director. He fills the unexpired term of George Gentry who recently resigned. Mr. Day, a business development director, is very active in the Towne Lake community. He is a member of the WATCH D.O.G.S. at Rennell Elementary and Anthony Middle School. Mr. Day is a founder of the Towne Lake Men’s Association, a board member of the Towne Lake Wake Swim Team, a member of the Towne Lake Social Committee and a committee member of Cy-Fair Sports Association football and a committee member FSA baseball.

Mr, Day and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children who participate in many Towne Lake activities.

MUD 501 Honors Former President

On January 5, 2022, on behalf of the MUD 501 Board of Directors, Wayne C. Tyson, Board President (on the left), presented an engraved clock to George Gentry III (on the right) for his service on the MUD 501 Board.  Mr. Gentry, who recently resigned from the Board, was one of the first resident directors elected in 2016, and he was the first resident to serve as Board President. Mr. Gentry was instrumental in initiating several tax cuts that benefited residents of MUD 501.

The Board thanks Mr. Gentry for his service to the community and residents of MUD 501 and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

Water Smart Program

The Board of Directors of MUD 501 (left to right) John Casey, DeBra Edwards, Wayne C. Tyson and Jonathan Cowen were presented with a plaque for initiating and successfully participating in the Water Smart Program in MUD 501 in 2021.

The Water Smart Program is a public awareness campaign for water conservation sponsored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Water Development Board (TWBD). The message is simple — every citizen, no matter what age or where they live, has a personal responsibility to use water wisely.

The Water Smart Program has set simple but comprehensive goals:

  • Increase awareness of the need for water conservation, during a drought and year-round.
  • Avoid or postpone the need for mandatory water rationing when possible in dry areas of the state.
  • Enable the public to participate in water conservation efforts both inside and outside the home.
  • Leverage existing local water conservation efforts.
  • Assemble local water utilities to carry out the first coordinated regional public information campaign on water conservation and water supply issues.

MUD 501 is proud to be a partner and a participant in the Water Smart Program.

Mission Statement

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 501 (Harris County MUD 501) was created by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in August 2007, to provide public water, sewer, drainage, and other services to the residents and property owners living within the boundaries of the district. Operating as a municipal utility district, or MUD, allows Harris County MUD 501 the flexibility to customize services and respond to opportunities that benefit our residents. Harris County MUD 501, as a political subdivision of the State of Texas, seeks to:

  • Provide high quality water, sewer, drainage, trash and other services to its residents at a competitive cost;
  • Be responsive to resident questions and requests;
  • Require excellent performance and responsiveness from the consultants and contractors it engages;
  • Display transparency and community outreach by making Harris County MUD 501 documents/meeting information available through this website and encouraging attendance at the District’s board meetings, and town hall meetings;
  • Promote water conservation through communication, education and a water rate structure that  encourages residents to minimize water usage; and
  • Implement a tax rate setting process that ensures adherence with the requirements associated with servicing internal debt, complying with contractual obligations, and providing sufficient revenue for District operations, while at the same time striving to be competitive and responsive to our residents.