History of the District

Cypress Creek Utility District was created by the 61st Legislature on May 6, 1969, and operates pursuant to Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The District contains approximately 488 acres of land.

The District is empowered, among other things, to purchase, construct, operate, and maintain all works, improvements, facilities, and plants necessary for the supply of water; the collection, transportation, and treatment of wastewater; and the control and diversion of storm water. Water for Cypress Creek Utility District is produced from three water wells and is distributed throughout the District to homes and commercial developments. In August, 2010, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality awarded the District a Superior water supply rating. The District is also responsible for the maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection lines. Wastewater is treated at the Lake Forest Wastewater Treatment Plant of which the District owns a 20.79 percent share. The plant is operated by the Lake Forest Utility District. Presently, the District is on groundwater from our wells, but will convert to surface water when the infrastructure for receiving water from Lake Houston is constructed and water is supplied to the District by the North Harris County Regional Water Authority. The NHCRWA currently supplies water to 33 Districts located generally North of Cypress Creek and between I-45 and SH 290.

The District is located entirely within Harris County, Texas, approximately 20 miles northwest of the central business district of the City of Houston, Texas. The District is located entirely within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (the ETJ) of the City of Houston, within the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, and within the boundaries of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “NHCRWA). The District is located approximately 1/2 mile west of the intersection of State Highway 249 and Cypresswood Road. A map of the District’s boundaries is included.

Land within the District has been developed primarily as the single-family residential subdivisions of Norchester, Norchester South, Norchester Village Townhouses, Norchester Townhomes and Mills Walk. Development began in the late 1960’s and peaked in the 1970’s and into 1980’s. As of November 1, 2014, 933 homes and townhomes, 29 commercial units, and 4 schools, are located in the District. Four new homes have building permits and are in various stages of construction.

A Bond Election was passed on November 4, 2014 for a long range Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) which will provide funding for the replacement, repair, and maintenance improvements of the aging, original (40-plus years old) infrastructure of the water mains, sewer lines, and water plant. This work will be accomplished in stages over several years with minimal disruption of service within the District.