EPA Update: Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater
There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. For details, visit: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater
CDC Update: Water Transmission and COVID-19, Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use chlorine disinfection, such as those in municipal utility district’s drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
Texas Governor Abbott discourages Texans from hoarding water and other supplies.
As the cost of water continues to rise, we thought it would be helpful to show customers what is billed and where your monthly payment goes.
If you were to use 10,000 gallons of water, your total bill would be $93.07.
Of that total:
- $38.88 is the fee paid to the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA). The fee is currently $3.888 / 1,000 gallons.
- $21.00 is the water fee charged by Rolling Creek M.U.D. The flat fee of $21.00 is charged for up to 10,000 gallons of use. A variable fee per thousand gallons is charged over 10,000 gallons of use.
- $33.19 is the sewer fee charged by Rolling Creek MUD This is a flat fee billed each month.
Chart based on 10,000 gallons of water used at residential rates Percentages shown will vary based on actual use.
The fees charged by Rolling Creek M.U.D. pay for the day to day operational costs of providing water and sewer service to our customers. For information about the WHCRWA and their fees, please visit http://www.whcrwa.com.