Water Code Section 13.4131
Supervision of Certain Utilities
(a)The utility commission, after providing to the utility notice and an opportunity for a hearing, may place a utility under supervision for gross or continuing mismanagement, gross or continuing noncompliance with this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter, or noncompliance with an order issued under this chapter.
(b)While supervising a utility, the utility commission may require the utility to abide by conditions and requirements prescribed by the utility commission, including:
(2)additional reporting requirements;
(3)restrictions on hiring, salary or benefit increases, capital investment, borrowing, stock issuance or dividend declarations, and liquidation of assets; and
(4)a requirement that the utility place the utility’s funds into an account in a financial institution approved by the utility commission and use of those funds shall be restricted to reasonable and necessary utility expenses.
(c)While supervising a utility, the utility commission may require that the utility obtain approval from the utility commission before taking any action that may be restricted under Subsection (b). Any action or transaction which occurs without approval may be voided by the utility commission.
Section 13.4131 — Supervision of Certain Utilities,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/WA/htm/WA.13.htm#13.4131 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).