About Us

About The District

“The District” - Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District #16 (N.W.H.C.M.U.D. #16) was originally created in 1978. Shortly after in 1978, the district annexed 42 additional acres located on FM 529 and also east of the Southwestern Bell Communications building (which is not part of the District). Today, The District includes developable land of 42 acres fronting FM 529 (the annexation tract) and 15 acres along both sides of West Little York. The District currently consists of 316 acres of total land.

Stone Creek-Section 1, the first residential development in The District, was constructed circa February of 1978. However, construction was slowed to a stop in the late 1980s due to the downturn in the economy. Development in The District did not resume again until the mid 1990’s. Today, The District serves the water and waste needs of three subdivisions that consist of approximately 1,000 homes in total (Stone Creek, Westminster Landing and Westminster Village).

The District discovered the first water well (producing Radon) in 1990 and then constructed a temporary 350-gallon-per-minute (gpm) well at Water Plant #1 in Stone Creek to blend the water from both wells. In 2001, The District constructed its’ 3rd water well and then abandoned (and permanently sealed) the 1st well and also disconnected the 2nd well from the water distribution facilities. Well # 3 (located at Water Plant #2) in Westminster Village, now serves the water needs of the entire District. The storage and pressure facilities at Water Plant # 1 are utilized when the water pressure of Water Plant #1 drops to a certain level.

The District voted to not join the http://www.whcrwa.com/West Harris County Regional Water Authority (the Authority) and instead has elected to participate in the City of Houston’s Ground Water Reduction Plan. To date, this decision has proven to be very effective in saving money for The District.

Board Members

  • Joseph Millspaugh

    Joseph Millspaugh


    Term expires 2026

  • Karen Lange

    Karen Lange

    Vice President

    Term expires 2024

  • Raquel Villareal

    Raquel Villareal


    Term expires 2026

  • Lourdes Kasapis

    Lourdes Kasapis

    Assistant Secretary

    Term expires 2024

  • Bear Oakley

    Bear Oakley


    Term expires 2026

District Consultants

Attorney (General Counsel)

Andrew P. Johnson, III Johnson Petrov LLP

2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150 Houston, Texas 77019 tel:713-489-8977713-489-8977


M. Marlon Ivy & Associates

19333 Haude Road Spring, TX 77388 tel:281-651-1618281-651-1618


Charles LaConti / Erica Garcia Municipal Accounts & Consulting, L.P.

1300 Post Oak, Suite 1600 Houston, Texas 77056 tel:713-623-4539713-623-4539


Sean Humble, P.E. Sherrington-Humble, LLC

9829 Whithorn Dr. Houston, Texas 77095 tel:281-656-8837281-656-8837

Financial Advisor

R. Craig Rathmann Rathmann & Associates, L.P.

8584 Katy Fwy Houston, Texas 77024 tel:713-751-1890713-751-1890


Mark McGrath McGrath & Co., PLLC - CPAs

PO Box 270148 Houston, Texas 77277 tel:713-493-2603713-493-2603


Reagan Swank, Property Manager Neal Wade HSC Realty, L.L.C.

520 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 380 Houston, Texas 77027-9405 tel:713-877-1247713-877-1247

Tax Assessor/Collector

Oddett Newman Bob Leared Interests

11111 Katy Freeway, Suite 725 Houston, Texas 77079 tel:713-932-9011713-932-9011http://www.bli-tax.com/


Brian Sparks Triton Consulting Group, Inc.

25511 Budde Rd Suite 3604 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 766 4276 info@tritoncg.com

Meeting Schedule

Northwest Harris County MUD 16 has their regularly scheduled Board meetings on [meeting time] at #[location address]. The meetings are open to the public, per Texas law, and the Board welcomes and encourages residents to attend. Please visit the /mapDistrict Map page, located under the District tab, to view the interactive boundary map.

Residents of the district have the right to request the designation of a meeting location within the district under Section 49.062(g), Water Code. A description of this process can be found https://www.tceq.texas.gov/waterdistrictshere.

Confidentiality of Personal Information

Pursuant to section 182.052 of the Texas Utilities Code, customer information is confidential and is not shared, except as provided by section 182.054. If you wish to grant or rescind the use of your personal information to another individual or entity on your behalf, please visit the /confidentialityConfidentiality of Personal Information page.

In the event of an emergency

Please dial 9-1-1

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Phone - (713) 221-6000