Municipal Utility Districts (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Municipal Utility Districts (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Public Utilities Commission of Texas
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Designated Municipal Utility Districts

Last Review 2015-01-29
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source


Municipal Utility Districts, regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, may be created for the following purposes: (1) the control, storage, preservation, and distribution of its storm water and floodwater, the water of its rivers and streams for irrigation, power, and all other useful purposes; (2) the reclamation and irrigation of its arid, semiarid, and other land needing irrigation; (3) the reclamation and drainage of its overflowed land and other land needing drainage; (4) the conservation and development of its forests, water, and hydroelectric power; (5) the navigation of its inland and coastal water; (6) the control, abatement, and change of any shortage or harmful excess of water; (7) the protection, preservation, and restoration of the purity and sanitary condition of water within the state; and (8) the preservation of all natural resources of the state. The legislation contains information about district formation and operations, finances, and the power to issue bonds and notes.

Policy Contact

Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Address 12100 Park 35 Circle
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78753
Phone 512-239-1000

Department Local Municipal Utility Districts

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

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 54

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