Clearing Up Misinformation

The Board views its public education program as critical to making sure that residents of MUD 26 have correct, factual information available. This is especially important when misinformation is spread through social media by persons not on the board of directors, or is mentioned during public commentary during district board meetings.

This post provides residents of MUD 26 accurate information vetted by consultants employed by the board to ensure accurate, complete information.

1) The MUD’s purpose under Chapter 54 of the Texas Water Code is to finance public water, sewer, and drainage projects. Recently, a current project was termed “corporate welfare.”

The MUD does not, and cannot, provide grants or assistance to corporate entities. Most importantly, MUDs cannot pick and choose which public projects to finance. The MUD is required to finance all public water, sewer, and/or drainage projects and has no zoning or other development regulatory power. That power belongs with the City of Pearland.

Building and financing public water, sewer and drainage lines is the reason the MUD exists.

2) The MUD does not operate, nor does it maintain, your water and sewer facilities. This is the job and role of the City of Pearland. All customers in MUD 26 receive water and sewer services from the City of Pearland. The MUD finances the cost of the lines and capacity for water and sewer service to MUD property owners from the City of Pearland.

We have had, and will continue to have, sufficient capacity to the serve all of the MUD 26 property.

While the majority of our articles will highlight events of the MUD, occasionally we will need to clarify public comments or correct erroneous misinformation in social media posted by others with limited knowledge of district facts. Please share this post and comment below with any questions concerning anything that is unclear to you.