Texas Special District Local Laws Code Sec. § 8175.101 Municipal Utility District Powers and Duties The district has the powers and duties provided by the general law of this state, including Chapters 49 (Provisions Applicable to All Districts) and 54 (Municipal Utility Districts), Water Code, applicable to municipal utility districts created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 117 (S.B. 1041), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.