Water School

What is a water supply permit?

In Texas, a water supply permit is an authorization from the state to use surface waters for a beneficial use.  Water supply permits are granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  In some counties, groundwater districts are authorized to issue water supply permits for the use of groundwater.




The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

If you have questions about a post or would like additional information, please contact us or call 888-922-6272.

drought water water use consumption channel TCEQ E. coli effluent impound taste quality lakes streamflow main stem storage employment lake cfs invasive plants water code brackish habitat dissolved solids appropriation industrial limestone camping bottled water landscaping USGS wetlands hydrologic cycle riverine emergency use legislation gate septic system sewage tributary dock allens creek reservoir Board conservation monitor environment estuary precipitation granbury rain direct re-use subsidence district sediment mitigation contaminants planning canoe water supply lake levels indirect re-use PAM watercourse permit maps calcium fork corps of engineers surface water electricity infection governance lake level organic wastewater lawn use releases water plants pollutants bay riparian well water quality industry stream turbidity classification aquifer hydropower dam spillway wildlife anaerobic chlorine potable salt biosolids possum kingdom agriculture xeriscape medicine marsh gas depth gage reservoirs sludge treatment fertilizer system water clarity streamflow runoff algae environmental jobs authority sanitation drinking water evaporation speaker inland fishing clarity parasite ground water solids bed and banks watershed E coli farming measure volume golden algae rights filter insurance water planning river reservoir subsidence groundwater mission kayak gulf water rights water treatment spring beneficial use fish kill soil flood control lake supply acre-foot hydrilla climate flood acre-feet pharmaceuticals basin minerals aerobic boating golden algea electric companies septic contract wetland oxygen map costs recreation chlorides flood pool inundated agricultural hydrology drilling water cycle smell salinity hunting mgd meta tag municipal canoeing corps mainstem subwatershed