The Brazos River Authority exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River basin.
As a river cuts a path through the heart of Texas, it provides a water source for thousands of homes and businesses.
The Brazos River and its tributaries begin as a trickle in the west
and gain momentum as the river heads south. By the time it reaches
the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River basin has provided billions of
gallons of water each year for cities, agriculture, industry and mining.
Recreational opportunities - such as boating, swimming and fishing - are abundant.
The Brazos River Authority was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and was the
first state agency in the United States created specifically for the purpose of
developing and managing the water resources of an entire river basin. Today, the
BRAs staff of more than 200 develop and distribute water supplies, provide water
and wastewater treatment, monitor water quality, and pursue water conservation
through public education programs.
Although the Brazos River Authority is an agency of the State of Texas, it does
not levy or collect taxes. Except for occasional governmental grants to help pay
the costs of specific projects, the BRA is entirely self-supporting; maintaining
and operating reservoirs and treatment systems using revenues from the customers