For more than 60 years, the NTMWD has been planning and developing new water supplies to meet the needs of our growing region. The NTMWD’s water supply plans continue to be evaluated and implemented as demand changes.
With the passage of Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive water law passed by the Texas Legislature in 1997, water providers are required to participate in the state water-planning process. This water planning process is designed to ensure that the water needs of all Texans are met for the 50-year planning cycle. Water providers must develop long-term water plans, submit the plans to the state, and update the plans every five years.
- Developing and implementing the current NTMWD Water Resource and Emergency Management Plan.
- Participating in drafting the 2017 State Water Plan formally presented by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to the State Legislature in January 2016. The 2017 State Water Plan covers the next 50 years and is available on the Region C Water Planning Group website.
- Participating in the regional planning process as dictated in Senate Bill 1.
- Participating in the Region C Water Planning Group.
- Serving on the Water Conservation Advisory Council as an expert resource to state government and the public. This task was established by Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 4, which were passed by the Texas Legislature in 2007. Members are selected on the basis of their individual commitment to and expertise in water conservation, in addition to their affiliation with an interested group or agency.
- Serving on the Senate Bill 1094 Water Conservation Implementation Task Group to develop best management practices for the wise and efficient use of water within the State of Texas.
The NTMWD promotes the smart and efficient use of water, continues the development of additional supplies, and brings projects to fruition to meet the needs of our region.