Texas Water Code
Sec. § 65.201
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(a)

A district has the functions, powers, authority, and rights that will permit accomplishment of the purposes for which it is created.

(b)

A district may purchase, construct, acquire, own, operate, maintain, repair, improve, or extend inside and outside its boundaries any works, improvements, facilities, plants, equipment, and appliances necessary to accomplish the purposes for which it was created, including works, improvements, facilities, plants, equipment, and appliances incident, helpful, or necessary to:

(1)

supply water for municipal uses, domestic uses, power and commercial purposes, and other beneficial uses or controls;

(2)

collect, transport, process, dispose of, store, and control domestic, industrial, or communal wastes whether in fluid, solid, or composite state;

(3)

gather, conduct, divert, and control local storm water or other local harmful excesses of water in the district;

(4)

irrigate the land in a district;

(5)

alter land elevation in a district where it is needed; and

(6)

provide fire-fighting services for the inhabitants of the district.
Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2448, ch. 435, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 447, Sec. 1, eff. Nov. 15, 1985.
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