Texas Water Code
Sec. § 62.208
Revenue Bonds


A district may issue revenue bonds on the terms and under the provisions of Chapter 111, Acts of the 43rd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1933, or Chapter 38, Acts of the 47th Legislature, Regular Session, 1941:


to purchase, construct, improve, enlarge, extend, and repair dams, reservoirs, water rights, water wells, desalinization facilities, canals, pipelines, pumps, pump stations, land, easements, rights-of-way, and other property and facilities necessary to provide a water supply for the irrigation of land and for industrial, commercial, domestic, municipal, and other beneficial uses;


to accomplish any of the purposes designated in the previously mentioned two acts; and


for general improvement purposes without designating the improvement.


If the bonds are issued for the purposes stated in Subsection (a)(1) of this section, the district may own and operate the facilities and sell and deliver water to any person. The properties and facilities, the uses for the water supply, and the purchasers of the water may be inside or outside the boundaries of the district but may not be inside the boundaries of any other previously created navigation district or flood control district.


If the bonds are issued for general improvement purposes, the proceeds may be spent for any purpose designated in this section.


As each installment of an authorized issue of bonds is prepared for delivery, the commission shall specify the particular purposes for which the proceeds of that installment will be spent.


A district may enter into operating contracts and leases with responsible persons or corporations for the operation of those portions of the district’s water distribution system which the commission may designate. In that case, the annual rentals to be paid to the district by the lessee shall be a sum sufficient to permit the district to meet its obligations for the payment of that proportionate part of any revenue bonds, including principal, interest, reserves, and other requirements provided in the bond proceedings, which were issued to acquire the leased properties.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 427 (S.B. 1395), Sec. 18, eff. June 1, 2017.
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