AWBD values itself on extending a helping hand to all our members. These resources will help you further your endeavors within the water industry through AWBD’s three values: education, unification, and advocacy. You will find guidance on how to make an impact in your community here.

The Argument in Favor of MUDs as Currently Constituted In Texas

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…

HURRICANE HARVEY: Impact of Harvey on Houston MUDs

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…

Texas Water Districts: A General Guide

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.


Texas State Water Plan

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:

  • projected water demands,
  • existing water supplies,
  • the relative severity and projected water needs (potential shortages),
  • the water management strategies recommended to address potential shortages, and
  • recommended capital projects and their sponsors.

Helpful Sites

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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.

Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)

TWDB provides water planning, data collection and dissemination, financial assistance and technical assistance services to the citizens of Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

TPWD is very involved in water issues and looks at water from the standpoint of our water resources in the lakes, streams and rivers.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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.

Texas Ethics Commission

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:

Texas Secretary of State

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.

Texas Register

The Texas Register is a weekly publication approved by the Secretary of State that contains government documents from all state agencies, in chronological order.

Office of the Attorney General of Texas

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.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

The Comptroller’s office performs a broad range of tax, accounting and other financial functions for the state of Texas.

Texas Public Utility Commission

The PUC regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilizes and oversees water and utility rates.

Texas Water Conservation Association

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.

Municipal Advisory Council of Texas

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

Gulf Coast Authority (GCA) is a non-tax-supported unit of local government dedicated to waste management activities.

Harris-Galveston Subsidence District

The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District is empowered to regulate the withdrawal of groundwater to reduce subsidence in Harris and Galveston Counties.

Texas Legislature Online

This is a reliable source for legislative information. You will also have access to all Texas statutes.