What is a MUD?

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.

A MUD is also empowered to establish, operate and maintain parks and recreational facilities for the inhabitants of the district. At this time, the Fern Bluff MUD has an extensive park, trail and greenbelt system which includes 6 large parks with tennis courts and pavilions, hike and bike trails that join to Williamson County’s trail system and many greenbelts with natural, spring-fed ponds.