Fort Bend Fresh Water District 1

Fort Bend County Freshwater Supply District No. 1 (“FW1”) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas.  FW1 was created by an Order of the Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, dated October 22, 1996, pursuant to the terms and provisions of Article XVI, Section 59 of the Texas Constitution and Chapters 49 and 53 of the Texas Water Code, as amended.

FW1 is empowered, among other things, to purchase, construct, operate and maintain all works, improvements, facilities and plants necessary for the supply and distribution of water.   FW1 is in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston and is subject to the continuing supervision of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Please check the Map of District tab for the current water and wastewater projects, as well as estimated construction timelines.



December 19, 2022

Winter weather and freezing temperatures are expected this week across Texas. The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread freezing temperatures on Friday and Saturday mornings. Residents should closely monitor media and the National Weather Service for updates to the forecast. 


Keep warm, stay inside if possible.

If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat.

Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body.


Bring pets inside, and move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas.

Keep adequate food and water available.


Disconnect outdoor hoses, drain and store in protected area.

Wrap exposed faucets and pipes – including those outside the house or in unheated crawl spaces, attics, garages and other areas.


Bring potted plants inside or store in garage near interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.

For cold-sensitive outdoor plants, put down extra mulch and consider covering with a cloth fabric of some kind to shield the plants from wind and frost.

Irrigation System

Additionally, if you have an irrigation system, turn off the water to the system at your backflow preventer and then drain the system so your irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads are not damaged.

HB 872 – Confidentiality of Customer Information

HB 872 Customer Confidentiality Notice

Notice of Tax Rate Hearing September 15, 2022

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