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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 2. WATER ADMINISTRATION

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 1987. (10085)

Sec. 20.116. PLEDGE OF STATE FAITH AND CREDIT; COVENANT WITH OWNERS OF BONDS. (10086)(Text)

(a) The authority's bonds are obligations solely of the authority and are payable solely from funds of the authority, and this chapter and the authority's bonds are not and do not create or constitute a pledge, giving, or lending of the faith or credit or taxing authority of the state. (10087)

(b) Each bond of the authority must include a statement that the state is not obligated to pay the premium, principal of, or interest on the authority's bonds and that the faith or credit and the taxing authority of the state is not pledged, given, or loaned to those payments. (10088)

(c) The state pledges to and agrees with the owners of any bonds issued in accordance with this chapter that the state will not limit or alter the rights vested in the authority to fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the owners of the bonds or in any way impair the rights and remedies of those owners until the bonds, together with any premium and interest, interest on any unpaid premium or installments of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceeding by or on behalf of those owners, are fully met and discharged. The authority may include this pledge and agreement of the state in any agreement with the owners of bonds. (10089)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 1987. (10090)

Sec. 20.117. ENFORCEMENT BY MANDAMUS. (10091)(Text)

A writ of mandamus and all other legal and equitable remedies are available to any party at interest to require the authority and any other party to carry out agreements and to perform functions and duties under this chapter, the Texas Constitution, or the authority's bond resolutions and orders. (10092)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 1987. (10093)

SUBTITLE D. WATER QUALITY CONTROL (10094)(Text)

CHAPTER 26. WATER QUALITY CONTROL (10095)(Text)
SUBCHAPTER A. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS (10096)(Text)
Sec. 26.001. DEFINITIONS. (10097)(Text)

As used in this chapter: (10098)

(1) "Board" means the Texas Water Development Board. (10099)

(2) "Commission" means the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. (10100)

(3) "Executive administrator" means the executive administrator of the Texas Water Development Board. (10101)

(4) "Executive director" means the executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. (10102)

(5) "Water" or "water in the state" means groundwater, percolating or otherwise, lakes, bays, ponds, impounding reservoirs, springs, rivers, streams, creeks, estuaries, wetlands, marshes, inlets, canals, the Gulf of Mexico, inside the territorial limits of the state, and all other bodies of surface water, natural or artificial, inland or coastal, fresh or salt, navigable or nonnavigable, and including the beds and banks of all watercourses and bodies of surface water, that are wholly or partially inside or bordering the state or inside the jurisdiction of the state. (10103)

(6) "Waste" means sewage, industrial waste, municipal waste, recreational waste, agricultural waste, or other waste, as defined in this section. (10104)

(7) "Sewage" means waterborne human waste and waste from domestic activities, such as washing, bathing, and food preparation. (10105)

(8) "Municipal waste" means waterborne liquid, gaseous, or solid substances that result from any discharge from a publicly owned sewer system, treatment facility, or disposal system. (10106)

(9) "Recreational waste" means waterborne liquid, gaseous, or solid substances that emanate from any public or private park, beach, or recreational area. (10107)

(10) "Agricultural waste" means waterborne liquid, gaseous, or solid substances that arise from the agricultural industry and agricultural activities, including without limitation agricultural animal feeding pens and lots, structures for housing and feeding agricultural animals, and processing facilities for agricultural products. The term: (10108)

(A) includes: (10109)

(i) tail water or runoff water from irrigation associated with an animal feeding operation or concentrated animal feeding operation that is located in a major sole source impairment zone, as defined by Section 26.502; or (10110)

(ii) rainwater runoff from the confinement area of an animal feeding operation or concentrated animal feeding operation that is located in a major sole source impairment zone, as defined by Section 26.502; and (10111)

(B) does not include tail water or runoff water from irrigation or rainwater runoff from other cultivated or uncultivated range land, pasture land, and farmland or rainwater runoff from an area of land located in a major sole source impairment zone, as defined by Section 26.502, that is not owned or controlled by an operator of an animal feeding operation or concentrated animal feeding operation on which agricultural waste is applied. (10112)

(11) "Industrial waste" means waterborne liquid, gaseous, or solid substances that result from any process of industry, manufacturing, trade, or business. (10113)

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