GRP stands for Groundwater Reduction Plan. In 1989, the State created the Fort Bend Subsidence District (FBSD) to reduce subsidence by regulating the use of groundwater (i.e. wells) and converting to the use of surface water. Subsidence is the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land that contributes to flooding and can lead to infrastructure damages. To meet its stated goals, the FBSD adopted a GRP which is applicable to entities within the FBSD’s jurisdiction, including FBMUD 47. The costs associated with building and maintaining the surface water infrastructure are passed on to customers. Your GRP fee is charged per 1,000 gallons of water used, as reflected on the front of the statement.
To learn more about the FBSD, visit https://fbsubsidence.org.