In Texas, water planning happens from the ground up. That means we rely on local and regional groups—including the public, utilities, groundwater conservation districts, regional planning groups and others—to determine their local water needs and solutions.
Over the next year, TWDB will be developing administrative rules that will provide for how SWIFT/State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT) funds will be used, including establishing standards for rural, conservation, and reuse projects, and how to prioritize projects that are seeking financial assistance.
Your input is vital to this process and we encourage you to participate. Here's how:
- Review the proposed rule, including the preamble and amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 363 and amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapters 353, 356, and 367.
- Send written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org; to our Office of General Council at 1700 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13231, Austin, Texas 78711-3231; or through our comment form by September 1, 2014.
- Attend a Board meeting to give your input; special work sessions will be held in San Antonio, San Angelo, and Ft. Worth this summer.
- Attend a regional water planning group meeting in your part of the state.
- Subscribe to our SWIFT Information email list to receive regular updates.
Check back here for the latest information on rulemaking, or for general information contact Kathleen Ligon.