Billing Rules and Regulations
Bills are mailed out by the last working day of each month. If not
Received by the third or fourth, please call 281-339-1634 or 281-339-2461.
Bills due on the tenth of each month
After the 10th 10% late penalty charged NO grace period
Cut-off date - 20th of each month
Notice: We do not send second notices or knock on doors.
Customers that have a dispute over their bill have the right to appear before the board, the 2nd Monday of each month. To make arrangements, please contact the Office at (281) 339-1634.
Service Fee-$20.00-If not Paid by the 19th of each Month
Disconnect Fee -Additional $20.00 if Disconnected/As of Sept.2013
Locked Meter Fee - $35.00 / if meter is turned on after we disconnect
if cut-off for non-payment
Broken Lock Fee - $35.00
Pulled meter - $50.00
Broken Cut-off Valve - $50.00-$75.00
We have a 24hr night drop box in drive-thru for your convenience.
There is a $1.00 charge for paying bill without statement.
Payments received by mail are checked for postmarks in regard to Late penalties. If postmarked on or before the 10th, no late penalty is charged. If the 10th falls on the weekend, you have until 4:30pm Monday to pay without late penalty.
If the amount due is not paid by the 10th, the computer will automatically add the late penalty on that months bill.
Trash pick-up $15.75 will be billed in your sewer as of 02/01/16.
Trash service By Decker Dispose-All 281-559-4939
Utility Companies servicing this area:
Reliant Energy (electric) 713-207-7777
Reliant Energy Center Point (gas) 281-471-4333
Verizon (telephone) 1-800-483-5400
Bill-Pay on-line @ www.bacliffmud.net
Automated Phone Payment @ 281-377-9010
Insta-pay with phone or IPad
No payments on-line after 19th without calling office first.
Plumbing Rules and Regulations for the Water & Sewer Systems of Bacliff Municipal Utility District
Updated June 13, 2016
All fees must be paid before work is started !
3/4" water tap $1,500.00 -------- must get Bldg.Permit-Co.Eng's Office
4" sewer tap $1,500.00 -------- before taps/(before moving trailer in !)
Returned Check Fee $25.00
Increased by $25.00 With cause (if two checks are returned payment must be cash or m.o.)
Transfer Fee $15.00
Deposits: $175.00 as of 2/1/16
1-10 units $200.00, 10 & over $500.00
Locked Meter (addl) $35.00
Pulled Meter $50.00
Capping of sewer line On private property cost $25.00 +
Larger taps available/ 1", 1 1/2", 2" prices vary
**Must submit copy of deed when applying for taps**
Will not accept on line payment on cut off day
3/4" water tap, 4" sewer tap will be made approximately 6-8 weeks from time of application. Taps will be placed at property line anywhere as long as they are at least 10 feet apart and not under the driveway.
Put stakes marked water and sewer. Do not lay sewer line until tap is completed.
$17.00 sewer charge per Living Unit. $7.00 volunteer fire dept. Charge was approved by the vote of residents on May 4, 2002/$20.00 commercial as of January 2006.
$2.25 street light charge was approved by the vote of residents on April, 2009.
Every living unit must have its own water meter!
BMUD must have access to meter at all times!
Sewer taps are 4" and all sewer lines must be 4" pipe. The district requires pipes to be plastic sewer pipe (sch.#40 or better). The district governs the installation of all sewer lines from house to tap. A smooth, neat joint shall be made, and installed at the house and at each 90% bend.
Special fittings may be used for the connection only when they are approved by the Superintendent. Property owners must cover sewer tap when trailers are moved to prevent inflow into the sewer lines. (Must be sealed water tight) District will Charge customer- if not capped !!
Water and sewer lines can not be placed in the same trench !!!
Water lines should be laid with pvc pipe and you must put a brass gate valve on your side of the water meter. The EPA warns against the use of lead pipes or copper pipes with lead solder being hazardous to health and it is forbidden to be used within the district.
Note: before water meter can be installed or water service is started a deposit must be made on all accounts. If a deposit is not put up and water is found to be used a $200.00 or more deposit will be required.
Restaurants must install a grease trap to the districts specifications. Check with The Districts Superintendent.
Inspection: The Superintendent or his assistant shall be given notice when work is completed and ready for inspection. All work must be left uncovered and convenient for examination until inspected and approved. The persons laying the lines shall remove and repair any defective material or workmanship when ordered by the Districts Superintendent.
No persons, firm, or organization shall connect to or any way tamper with the Districts main lines. The District will itself extend services to the customers property lines easement lines.
State law for dumpsters: The Health District requires dumpsters to be placed on cement slabs and tied into the sewer system as required by the state law for dumpsters at restaurants and grocery stores. A $10.00 sewer charge per month will be imposed.
Note: Anyone pouring concrete over the districts main water and sewer lines or encasing water meters and a problem arises, it will be the responsibility of the owner to make lines and meter accessible to the district at the owners expense.
Anyone failing to comply with these requirements are subject to be fined up to $200.00 for the violation. The District also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone not in compliance with these Rules and Regulations.
Fire plugs are absolutely off limits to anyone other than District Employees and the Bacliff V.F.D. Firemen---all others will be prosecuted.
Security deposits remain on account until closed out !!!! As of January 2016
** RESIDENTIAL DEPOSITS ARE APPLIED TO FINAL BILL WHEN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED OUT AND THEN, THE DIFFERENCE IS REFUNDED BY MAIL AT THE FIRST OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH, DEPENDING ON CLOSE OUT DATE.
Must have address on each residence & be visible from street!