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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 4. GENERAL LAW DISTRICTS

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 19.004(a), eff. September 1, 2015. (19142)

Sec. 51A.006. WATER AND SEWER RATES. (19143)(Text)

A district shall establish rates for all services to subdistricts after the exclusion of the subdistricts from the boundaries of the district. The rates may not exceed 150 percent of the rates for similar services for residents of the district. (19144)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 19.004(a), eff. September 1, 2015. (19145)

Sec. 51A.007. ELECTION DATES. (19146)(Text)

An election authorized by this chapter may be held on any day of the year other than a general election date and is not limited to the uniform election dates established by Section 41.001(a), Election Code. (19147)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 19.004(a), eff. September 1, 2015. (19148)

Sec. 51A.008. PUBLIC PURPOSE. (19149)(Text)

This chapter facilitates and advances the conservation and reclamation of the natural resources of this state by permitting certain water control and improvement districts to extend fresh water supply and distribution facilities, storm water and flood control facilities, and sanitary sewage collection and treatment facilities into areas that have previously not received such facilities. The reclamation of land for development and use as residential neighborhoods will be implemented and the health, welfare, and safety of residents of those neighborhoods will be additionally protected. (19150)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 19.004(a), eff. September 1, 2015. (19151)

Sec. 51A.009. CONSTRUCTION. (19152)(Text)

The powers granted by this chapter to districts shall be broadly interpreted and liberally construed to effect the legislative intent and the purposes of this chapter and not as a limitation of powers. (19153)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 19.004(a), eff. September 1, 2015. (19154)

CHAPTER 52. UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS (19155)(Text)

Sec. 52.005. APPLICABILITY TO UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS GENERALLY. (19156)(Text)

(a) , (b) Repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 933, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (19157)

(c) Sections 49.052, 49.216, and 49.301 through 49.308 do not apply to districts governed by this chapter. (19158)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 936, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 701, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch.715, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (19159)

CHAPTER 53. FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICTS (19160)(Text)

Sec. 53.001. DEFINITIONS. (19161)(Text)

In this chapter: (19162)

(1) "District" means a fresh water supply district established under this chapter. (19163)

(2) "Board" means the board of supervisors of a district. (19164)

(3) "Improvement" means a facility for conserving, transporting, or distributing fresh water. (19165)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 397, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (19166)

SUBCHAPTER B. CREATING AND DIVIDING A DISTRICT (19167)(Text)
Sec. 53.011. CREATING A DISTRICT. (19168)(Text)

A district is created by petition, hearing, and election. (19169)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 397, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (19170)

Sec. 53.012. CITIES AND TOWNS. (19171)(Text)

Cities and towns are includable in a district. (19172)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 397, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (19173)

Sec. 53.013. PRESENTING PETITION. (19174)(Text)

A person may present a petition requesting creation of a district to the commissioners court of the county which includes the land in the proposed district. If the commissioners court is not in session, the petition may be presented to the county judge. (19175)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 397, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (19176)

Sec. 53.014. REQUISITES OF PETITION. (19177)(Text)

To be sufficient, the petition must: (19178)

(1) be signed by a majority of the persons who hold title to land in the proposed district that represents a total value of more than 50 percent of the value of all the land in the proposed district as indicated by the appraisal roll of the appraisal district in which the proposed district is located. If there are more than 50 persons holding title to land in the proposed district, the petition is sufficient if signed by 50 of those persons; and (19179)

(2) state: (19180)

(A) the boundaries of the proposed district; (19181)

(B) the general nature of the projects proposed to be done; (19182)

(C) the necessity for the proposed district; (19183)

(D) the feasibility of the proposed district; and (19184)

(E) the proposed name for the district, which must include the name of the county in which it is situated. (19185)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 397, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (19186)

Amended by: (19187)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 743 (H.B. 2983), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007. (19188)

Sec. 53.015. DEPOSIT. (19189)(Text)

The person who presents the petition shall at the same time pay a deposit of $100 to the county clerk. The clerk shall pay out the deposit on vouchers approved by the county judge for all expenses necessary for the hearing and the election for the creation of the district. After the election, the clerk shall return any portion of the deposit which is left to the petitioners or their attorney. (19190)

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