Clear Lake City Water Authority
900 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat and Sun: Closed
Harris County Water Control and Improvement District #156
A Sub District of Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA)
Harris County WCID 156 purchases water and sanitary sewer services from
Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA). CLCWA manages the treatment and maintenance of the Districts water and sewer system. Billing services are provided by CLCWA. HCWCID has no employees and relies on contractors and consultants to
professionally handle the other operational requirements of the DISTRICT.
For policies and procedure please reference CLCWA standards. As a sub-district, our policies are in close alignment with those of CLCWA.
For more general information about the formation and operation of water districts, refer to:
HCWCID 156 is managed by a 5-person board of directors.
Elections for members of the Board of Directors are held in May of even-numbered years. The current election cycle is for two members in 2026 and three members in 2024.
Directors are elected for four-year terms. Election details, once they are established, will be posted at designated
public sites, here, and in the Houston Chronicle.
Board meetings are nominally held the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 9:30 am and are open to the public. Regular board meetings are held at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright, and the public hearing is held in the Clear Lake Area. A public hearing to set the tax rate for the following year is generally held in October.
Special board meetings are held when there is time-critical business to address.
Board of Directors Contact Information:
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston TX 77010
Tax Assessor Collector:
Bob Leared R.T.A
11111 Katy Fwy, Ste. 725
Houston, TX 77079-2175
Questions about Tax bill: Call (713) 932-9011
or visit https://www.hcad.org
Questions about Tax Appraisal:
Call Harris County Appraisal District at (713)957-7800
or visit https://www.hcad.org
The assessment and collection of taxes is for amortization of the DISTRICT’s debt and to cover
Tax documentation is available below, Debt Service tax levy totals can be found on the tax rate component.
Change in Districts budget from 2021 – 2022
Revenues | $171,710 | 47.65%
Expenses | $350 | .16%
Additional records of the HCWCID 156's operations are kept at the law offices of:
Norton Rose Fulbright US L.L.P. Fulbright Tower Phone: 713-651-5581
1301 McKinney Street, Ste. 5100
Houston, TX 77010-3095
Water Quality & Conservation
Water quality is routinely tested both within HCWCID 156 and at other locations in the CLCWA area. During the past year, all measurements of contaminants in the water supply were found to be below the maximum allowable levels established by the EPA.
Complete test results for the previous calendar year are presented in the Consumer Confidence Report, along with general information and recommendations for water conservation.
In addition to the stewardship of water and sanitary sewer services, HCWCID 156 is responsible for ensuring that storm water drainage be at peak efficiency during storms. To assist, residents are requested to do their part by not illegally dumping landscaping debris or household materials into the storm sewer catch basins.
Used oil may be recycled at CLCWA’s facility at 17507 El Camino Real. See the CCR referenced above for further information.
All Harris County residents may dispose of their hazardous waste at the Westpark Consumer Recycle Center.
Click here for additional information and lists of acceptable and not-acceptable waste.
More information about stormwater, flooding, water quality, conservation, reuse water and sewer systems can be found on the CLCWA webpage.
Consumer Confidence Report (CCR):
Utility Usage History
Per the mandate of House Bill 3693, all political subdivisions that are responsible for paying electric, water or natural gas utility services must:
Record in an electronic repository the political subdivision’s metered amount of electricity, water or natural gas consumed; and the aggregate costs for those utility services.
Report the same information on a publicly accessible internet web site with an interface designed for ease of navigation.
DISTRICT’s only operating system is a wastewater lift station located in the Pine Brook subdivision.
The Electrical Usage History for that unit can be found in the Bookkeepers Report listed under the Financial Section
City of Houston Storm Drainage Fee
***Applies ONLY to WCID #156 Houston BAY OAKS RESIDENTS***
DISTRICT’s infrastructure includes Storm Drainage:
For Bay Oaks residents, an area located in the City of Houston, street drainage is routed via underground storm sewer pipe connecting to CLCWA’s underground storm sewer system that provides storm drainage to the rest of Bay Oaks. Because we are providing infrastructure for the tie-in with CLCWA, we have taken the position that our Houston customers should not be subject to the City of Houston storm drainage fee. CLCWA has secured relief from these fees for its customers; however, attempts to secure relief from this unjust fee on residents in District have not been successful.
For Pine Brook residents, an area located in the City of Pasadena, street drainage is routed via underground storm sewer pipe to the drainage ditch on the northeast side of Middlebrook Drive. This drainage ditch empties into the Brookwood pond and then joins other surface drainage to the Galveston Bay via Mud Lake and Clear Lake.