Fraud, Waste and Abuse

The reporting of Fraud, Waste or Abuse is not only your responsibility, it's the law.  Texas Government Code 321.022 requires state agencies to report suspected fraud or unlawful conduct to the State Auditor's Office if there are facts (not just mere suspicion) that point to fraud or unlawful conduct.  All reports of Fraud, Waste or Abuse are held in confidence and the individual reporting may choose to remain anonymous.  Persons or entities reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse do not have to establish probable cause and/or have a suspect.

How to Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

  • By Phone: SAO Hotline 1-800-892-8348
  • By Internet: Report to SAO Hotline
  • By Mail:
    State Auditor's Office
    Attn: SIU
    P.O. Box 12067
    Austin, Texas 78711

Additional information regarding the reporting of Fraud, Waste or Abuse can be found at the State Auditor's website. Also read the letter from State Auditor Office to Texas Water Development Board.