Water School

What is a priority date in relation to a water permit?

The Texas Water Code allows water permitting in a “first in time; first in right” basis. This practice establishes a place in line for water users with the earliest permits being guaranteed priority to take water. This date is important as it determines who has junior and senior water rights.




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