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Water Districts

Information about creating, funding, or managing a Water District in Texas.

A water district is a local, governmental entity that provides limited services to its customers and residents. Examples of water districts include municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, special utility districts, and river authorities.

The TCEQ is responsible for general supervision and oversight of water districts, including:

  • Monitoring water district activities and their compliance with state laws.
  • Providing information to district customers, consultants, board members, and employees.
  • Reviewing applications and petitions for appointment to district boards.
  • Reviewing the issuance of bonds that finance certain district infrastructure.

Creating or Managing a Water District

Water Districts: Applications, Forms, Guides, and Rules
What information you need to submit to TCEQ for review, along with forms, general information, and guidance.

Districts can use TCEQ's online ePay system to pay their application filing fees and bond proceeds fee.

Revenue and Regulatory Assessment Reporting
Forms and guidance for reports related to fees and financial management.

Assistance for Public Water and Wastewater Systems
Free financial, managerial, and technical assistance to help public water and wastewater systems comply with regulations.

Water District Advisory Workgroup
The Districts Advisory Workgroup provides an open forum to discuss TCEQ's water district processes and procedures.

Petition to Change a Water District Meeting Location
Information on changing the meeting location of your District's board meetings.

Water and Wastewater Regional Provider Certification List
Information on current entities approved as regional water and wastewater service providers and how to apply for TCEQ certification.

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