Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 71 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., at the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 71 Administrative Building, 21437 Clay Road, Katy, Texas. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.

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Muscovy Ducks

Native to Mexico, South and Central America, and three counties in the United States, Muscovy ducks in HCMUD 71 are a feral non-native species. Noted for the red skin around the base of their bill and eyes, and varying black, white, and brown plumage, the ducks are often seen frequenting area parks, lakes, and neighborhoods. Muscovy ducks reproduce excessively, laying large numbers of eggs. Adult females may produce three (3) times per year, laying between 8 – 21 eggs each time. Because of this, uncontrolled duck populations can increase dramatically in a short period of time.

High density Muscovy duck populations can contribute to reduced water quality, and cause significant damage to landscape beds, turf grass, plants, and shrubs. HCMUD 71 continues to address the issues created by high density Muscovy duck populations with increased maintenance, including frequent pressure washing, and ongoing trapping and egg control practices on District property.

Although the District takes a proactive approach in managing Muscovy ducks within the District’s parks and common areas, residents routinely report similar issues on their own property. Muscovy ducks on private property or any property outside of the District’s parks and common areas are the responsibility of the property owner.

For additional information from Texas Parks and Wildlife and Federal Fish and Wildlife Service related to Muscovy ducks please follow the links below.

The following is a listing of area pest control professionals that may be able to assist residents with feral duck control. The material below is provided for convenience. HCMUD 71 makes no representation regarding quality, pricing, availability, or scope of services offered by the following providers. Any reliance placed on such material is at the user’s risk, and inclusion of such material does not imply the endorsement by District of same.

For questions about the District’s Muscovy Duck management program or general inquiries related to parks and common areas, please contact HCMUD 71 parks manager by email at or by phone at (832) 956-0868.