What is a MUD?

Picture of utility work.

A Municipal Utility District (MUD), like a school district, is a government entity and is empowered to levy and collect property taxes, charge for authorized services and adopt and enforce rules and regulations as appropriate to accomplish the purposes for which the District was created. A MUD is also empowered to purchase, construct, operate, and maintain all works, improvements, facilities and plants necessary for the supply and distribution of water; the collection and transportation and treatment of wastewater; and the control and diversion of storm water. A MUD’s primary purpose is to provide water and wastewater services as well as solid waste (garbage and recycling) services within its boundaries.

On September 21, 2015, the Fern Bluff MUD was recognized as a Superior Public Water System (PWS) by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

A MUD is also empowered to establish, operate and maintain parks and recreational facilities for the inhabitants of the district. The Fern Bluff MUD is proud of its extensive park, trail and greenbelt system which includes six large parks with tennis courts and pavilions and greenbelts with natural springs, extensive landscaping with a new Wildflower Program and a nationally certified Butterfly/Pollinator Garden. District hike and bike trails join to Williamson County’s Brushy Creek Regional Trail System.

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