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What is WATER SCHOOL?

You may not realize that your life revolves around water! We use it daily for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and flushing. But, did you know that you can’t live without water?Though you may feel like flesh and bone, your body is made up of more than 60 percent of water. As a result, you can survive for weeks without food; but literally only days without water.Fresh drinking water is a limited resource. As our populations continue to grow, will we have enough for everyone? Becoming aware of how you...
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What is a groundwater district?

Groundwater districts are organizations created by legislation or through the petition process to provide administration over the use of water pumped from a specific area.  These districts have limited power, primarily in the spacing of wells, education and planning, prohibiting waste and permitting well drilling.For more information on groundwater conservation districts, please see the Texas Water Development Board here. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a myriad of information ...
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How do I find a job with the Brazos River Authority?

The Brazos River Authority is proud to employ a highly qualified staff that takes pride in working for a leader in water supply and treatment. Job openings are posted on the BRA’s employment web page, here. Applications are accepted online only.  If you do not have access to a computer, call (254) 761-3192 to schedule an appointment to complete an application at a BRA facility.
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Does the Brazos River Authority provide speakers for my civic group?

Yes, the BRA’s Speaker’s Bureau will provide staff to address a variety of water related topics free-of-charge to civic groups and community organizations. Groups frequently request such topics as water planning, water and wastewater treatment, flood management and future planning. For more information, go to the Bureau’s web page or call the BRA's Public Information Office at 888-922-6272.
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Why do you charge a fee to build a dock on the reservoir?

The on-water faciltiy fee to place a dock on a BRA reservoir basically allows the permit holder to build and maintain a permanent structure over BRA property (the lake bed). It also gives the BRA the ability to ensure that the docks that are constructed on the reservoir are safe. The permit fee is not a tax, but a one-time fee.  There are no longer annual fees to maintain a dock on a BRA reservoir.  For an on-water facility permit application, click here.
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If I own lakeside property, can I build a dock on a BRA-owned reservoir?

Lakeside property owners can build docks on a BRA-owned reservoir if they complete an On-Water Facility Permit application and pay the relevant fees for inspection of the facility plans and completed work.  Lake regulations set requirements property owners must meet when building a dock.  Details on these regulations may be found in Section 7 of the BRA regulations.Permit applications may be obtained at each reservoir's office or by going to the appropriate website: Possum Kingdom, Granbury and ...
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Can the Brazos River Authority sell water to anyone?

The Brazos River  Authority is permitted to sell water to any organization within the basin for the purposes listed in the organizations water permit from the state.  These purposes are: municipal, industrial, agricultural, and mining.  Outside the Brazos River basin, legislation must be passed to allow an interbasin transfer of water to another river basin.
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How much water is the Brazos River Authority permitted to sell in Texas?

The Brazos River Authority has obtained the right to provide up to 705,000 acre-feet of water basin-wide from the 11 system reservoirs and the rivers within the watershed. This right was obtained through a standard water permitting process set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and its predecessor agencies and through contractual negotiations.  The Authority has contracted for sale 700,000 acre-feet of water.
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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.

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