Water Control and Improvement Districts (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas


   
Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Water Control and Improvement Districts (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local



























Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/WA/htm/WA.51.htm
Applicable Jurisdiction Designated Water Control and Improvement Districts


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://www.tceq.texas.gov/publications/gi/gi-043.html/at_download/file


Summary

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is authorized to review and establish local water districts throughout the state of Texas. The Water Code gives the Commission the right of supervision over all districts and authorities. While the Commission does not regulate daily operations of the districts, staff helps district board members and their consultants to understand the complex and varied laws and regulations under which a district must operate. Districts also must comply with state and federal regulations before they can engage in various activities.

Local water districts are authorized to plan for the control, use, and appropriation of water in their jurisdiction. Districts may engage in flood control, irrigation, drainage, reclamation, preservation of water resources, development of forests, development of hydroelectric power, navigation, and sewage disposal. Districts may encompass a single county or multiple counties, and may choose to join together to form a Master District to oversee water planning activities on a larger scale.



Policy Contact

Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Division Water Supply Division, Districts and Utilities Section MC 152
Address P.O. Box 13087

Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78711-3087
Phone 512-239-6100


Email utildist@tceq.texas.gov

Department Local Water Control and Improvement Districts










     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 51




Authority 2: Tex. Admin. Code 30-1-293



















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