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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.