The West Harris County Regional Water Authority is made up of approximately 125 municipal utility districts and the City of Katy. The Board – which held its first meeting on June 6, 2001 – includes nine directors who represent Voting Precincts made up of individual utility districts and municipalities, and serve staggered four-year terms.
The primary mission of the Authority is to:
acquire and provide surface water and groundwater for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and other uses;
reduce groundwater withdrawals;
promote the conservation, preservation, protection, recharge, and prevention of waste of groundwater, and of groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions; and
control subsidence caused by withdrawal of water from those groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions.