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The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 53, a public community water system under the City Department of Public Works, provides water for about 17,856 residents in Houston, the most populous city in Texas. Established in 1, the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 53 System currently purchases surface water from the North Channel Water Authority. It provides purchased surface water from the San Jacinto and Trinity Rivers in Harris County. Harris County MUD 53 also uses wells that pump from the Evangeline Aquifer in Harris Count to ensure that they remain in operating condition if the City of Houston cannot meet the needs. The District’s water production facilities have emergency generators and meet the drinking water needs in the event of power failures.

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Houston Drinking Water Quality

Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports

Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 53 to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report. At WaterZen, we review these reports and make the information available, in a concise, straightforward, and easy-to-understand way. You can find CCR report on the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 53 website.

Contact Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 53 Customer Service

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Main Customer Service

Physical Address:
Harris County MUD 53
P.O. Box 24338
Houston, Texas 77229


Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)

Pay Your Harris County Water Bill

Already have an account?

If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Harris County Water site. Harris County Water accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.

Want to create a new account?

You can create a new account on the Harris County Water website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.

Want to pay without an account?

You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.

How to Start Houston Water Service

Starting Your Service

When you move to a new home in Houston, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Harris County Water. Luckily, Houston has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.

Click here to fill out a Start Service Form.

Stopping Your Service

When you move out of a home in Houston, you'll need to stop your water service with the Harris County Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.

Click here to fill out a Stop Service Form.