In many ways, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) in Texas are a unique feature of the division of responsibilities of layered government throughout the United States. However, a comparative analysis among states is only useful for this discussion in that the need for governmental entities such as MUDs relates to how states divide responsibilities and powers among towns, cities, counties, and the state itself…
Few disasters figure as prominently in history and the human imagination as a flood. Ancient cultures including the Mayans, the ancient Greeks, the Sumerians, the Chinese and the Indians, all have flood myths. The Bible records the history of Noah’s survival of the flood…
Not all water districts in Texas are the same. Though most are subject to the Water Code, they can vary in size, type, services offered, customer policies, and customer base as well as the authority to manage their operations. That’s why it’s important for customers to have a general understanding of their water district, its obligations to them and its service area.
If you’re a customer, resident, or simply an interested citizen, this guide will give you an overview of Texas water districts. It offers you helpful tips for handling common customer problems and answers several related questions.
This website lets water users statewide take an up-close look at the 2022 State Water Plan data and how water needs change over time by showing:
This is considered to be the environmental agency for the state. It is a helpful resource for information concerning state permits, water and air quality as well as regulation compliance and enforcement.
TWDB provides water planning, data collection and dissemination, financial assistance and technical assistance services to the citizens of Texas.
TPWD is very involved in water issues and looks at water from the standpoint of our water resources in the lakes, streams and rivers.
The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
This agency has the responsibility of overseeing the reports and filings for elected officials across the state and for receiving and maintain filed Statements of Interested Parties:
The Secretary of State serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas.
The Texas Register is a weekly publication approved by the Secretary of State that contains government documents from all state agencies, in chronological order.
The Office of the Attorney General of Texas is charged by the Texas Constitution to defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas.
The Comptroller’s office performs a broad range of tax, accounting and other financial functions for the state of Texas.
The PUC regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilizes and oversees water and utility rates.
TWCA encompasses the full spectrum of water use or interests: groundwater users, irrigators, municipalities, river authorities, navigation and flood control districts, industrial users, drainage districts, utility districts, and general/environmental interests.
The purpose of the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas is to promote effective and efficient investment banking, underwriting, trading and sales of municipal debt by collecting, maintaining and distributing information relating to issuing entities.
Gulf Coast Authority (GCA) is a non-tax-supported unit of local government dedicated to waste management activities.
The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District is empowered to regulate the withdrawal of groundwater to reduce subsidence in Harris and Galveston Counties.
This is a reliable source for legislative information. You will also have access to all Texas statutes.