As a resident of Katy Texas, you may not be entirely clear on what a MUD actually is. A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is a localized division of the State of Texas. It provides certain civic amenities such as the water supply, sewage and drainage. A new MUD is created once the local property owners have petitioned the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality and the TCEQ has approved its creation.
A Board of Directors will be elected, who will control the MUD, under the supervision of TCEQ. This board will be in charge of establishing a set of policies designed to act in the best interest of residents of Katy Texas.
Owners of Katy real estate will have to pay a tax to their Municipal Utility District governing body. The tax rate is calculated on property value, and usually will decline as time goes by, due to more and more homeowners contributing to the overall cost. This decline can often be slower than expected due to the MUD allocating additional funds to development projects to improve the local community and the area in general.
Often a MUD will also contribute towards the cost of construction and renovation of leisure amenities such as parks and swimming pools. They are also empowered to become directly involved with issues of conservation, and will usually have a separate sub-department that deals with all things that affect the local ecology; they will also be responsible for implementing waste recycling measures and other forms of sustainable technology.
For more information about the katy area or for any assistance with your real estate needs in Katy or West Houston contact Steve Reddell. He is a licensed real estate agent you can trust with REMAX Cinco Ranch. You can contact him directly at 281-994-5173 and you can also visit him on the web at Reddell Family Homes.