855-H2o-SAVE (855-426-7283)

Important Notices

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 14, 2018 – Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 7
(MUD 7) recently paid off all its outstanding water, wastewater and drainage bonds.

A February 2018 early redemption payment saved MUD 7 approximately $25,000 in interest and fully
retired all outstanding debt.

Since its creation in 1971, MUD 7 has issued $26,165,000 in bonds to finance its water, wastewater
and drainage infrastructure. As debt has been paid off, MUD 7 has reduced its tax rate over 80 percent
to its current tax rate of $0.1645 per $100.

For more information on MUD 7, or any other MUD managed by The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency,
please call James M. Stinson, PE, General Manager at 855-h2o-save.

Water Conservation by the Yard

A Statewide Analysis of Outdoor Water

Water Conservation by the Yard - TexasThere is a lot of water to be saved from implementing more efficient landscape irrigation practices. Landscape irrigation is estimated to be the single, largest component of municipal water use, and municipal water use is the second largest use of water in Texas (Cabrera et al., 2013). Studies show that homeowners have a tendency to overwater landscapes by as much as two to three times the amount needed (Haley et al, 2007).



2455 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX
281-367-1271 ext. 3
281-298-7216 fax


Early voting begins April 23; Election Day is May 5

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 28, 2018 – The 2018 election for the Municipal Utility Districts served by The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency includes 19 candidates in five MUDs.

Early voting is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, beginning April 23 and ending May 1. Election Day voting is Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location for early voting and election day voting is 2455 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas.

In order to vote, you must live in the MUD and be registered to vote in the MUD.

Candidates for the upcoming elections are listed here in order of placement on the ballot:


  • Robert H. Leilich (i)
  • Daniel E. Lewis
  • Walter J. Lisiewski, Jr. (i)


  • Neil Gaynor
  • Deborah Sargeant (i)
  • Brooke Hamilton (i)

MUD 36

  • Sharon DeMarsais
  • John Yoars
  • Mamie Polk (i)

MUD 46

  • Karen Notarainni
  • Felicia Poe (i)
  • Jaydean Arnold Tullos
  • Mark Vonderau (i)
  • Marjorie Podzielinski (i)
  • Dan Adams

MUD 60

  • Sandra George (i)
  • Robert Lux (i)
  • W. Richard Stromatt (i)
  • James Barth

(i) = incumbent

For more information on the election process, please contact Sherry Pizzitola, the election judge, atFor more information on the election process, please contact Sherry Pizzitola, the election judge, at855-h2o-save, extension 6902.


Protecting yourself, your family, neighbors and pets during a freezeKeep yourself and your home safe during freezes

Weather forecasters are predicting temperatures below freezing for the New Year’s weekend. Here are some reminders about coping with it.

  1. Keep warm. When going outside, remember to layer your clothing, wear gloves and a hat to prevent losing body heat.
  2. Check on elderly or infirm neighbors. They may need extra blankets, help in winterizing or even a warm place to stay.
  3. Bring your pets inside at night…or the entire time the freeze endures.
  4. Cover tender plants or for especially tender plants, bring them inside.
  5. For larger plants like citrus, spray with water beforethe freeze. The water will freeze, but the ice that forms will insulate the leaves of the plant.
  6. Make sure your backflow preventer is drained, if youhave not already done so. View this video to see how.
  7. Cover exposed pipes to keep them from freezing and/or breaking.
  8. Residents should report water outages to 855-h2o-save (855-4236-7283) day or night.
  9. Remember the three-feet rule: if you are using a space heater, place it on a hard, level surface and keep it at least three feet from anything flammable.
  10. Turn off space heaters and make sure that fireplace embers are out before going to bed.
  11. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to leave your water running. You may want to open doors under sinks both in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  12. In the case of a power outage, do not run a generator inside the home, garage, or a basement.
  13. Do not hook up a generator to your home’s wiring. Connect the appliance directly to the generator.

WJPA Receives “Our Great Region” award from Houston-Galveston Area CouncilThe Woodlands Joint Powers Agency received the 2017 “Our Great Region Award,” presented by The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) for the agency’s Defined Irrigation Schedule.

“Public participation is often cited as the foundation for successful planning projects,” said Jeff Taebel, Director of H-GAC’s Community and Environmental Planning. “The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency demonstrates that community organizations can work together to provide a meaningful participation process,” he added.

“The Our Great Region awards recognize outstanding projects in the Houston-Galveston Area Council 13-county region that advance the goals and strategies outlined in the Our Great Region 2040 Plan, which defines measurable goals for the region to be one of the world’s greatest places to live, work and succeed by the year 2040,” Taebel said.

“We are extremely pleased and honored with this award,” said James M. Stinson, P.E., General Manager of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency. “You cannot place enough importance on having a reliable and sustainable drinking water supply. Water is essential in everything we do. This award is for all the residents of The Woodlands, our MUDS, The Woodlands Township and all the other supporters and promoters for this community to be a good steward of this vital resource.” Stinson added.

The award was presented in a ceremony at the H-GAC Four other organizations also received awards, including the City of Houston Bike Plan, the Bay City Community Development Corporation North Downtown Plan, the City of Rosenberg Seabourne Creek Park Nature Center and the Harris County/City of Pasadena Safe Routes to School Initiative.

H-GAC Presents The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency The Great Regions AwardThe Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) presented the second annual Our Great Region Awards in December 2017 to recognize outstanding local projects that advance goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region 2040 plan.

Five local governments and organizations received awards across five categories, demonstrating innovative quality work focused on building a more vibrant Gulf Coast region.

The Awards Showcase highlights the 5 winners and recognizes their accomplishments as examples for others to follow.

To learn more about the winning projects take a look at the Our Great Region 2017 Showcase.

We are extremely pleased and honored with this award,” said James M. Stinson, P.E., General Manager of The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency. “This award is for all the residents of The Woodlands, our MUDS, The Woodlands Township and all the other organizations that help significantly in our dedication toward saving water, a vital resource.,” Stinson added. 

Toys for Tots

WJPA is a Toys for Tots official drop off point.

M-F 8:00 - 5:00 at 2255 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX.

For more information contact Shelley Lawson at 832-813-6901.


How to read your water meter

Water meters are probably the most misunderstood pieces of equipment in The Woodlands. Learning how to read your water meter can become a useful tool in managing your water use – and that can put more money in your pocket.

Facts about water in The Woodlands

The typical homeowner in The Woodlands uses 10,000 gallons of water a month. This includes bathing, showering, brushing teeth, shaving, washing clothes, washing dishes, drinking, cooking and lawn irrigation. During the summer months, lawn irrigation accounts for 50 to 80% of water used [...]

Typical User Cost 2016-2017

WJPA customers will see a slight increase in their bills, beginning in September, due to an increase in the Surface Water Conversion fee. There's some good news too, becasue there will be no change in the water rates charged by the MUDs served by the WJPA.