Legal and Lobbying Services
The TRWA lobby team works hard to influence legislative and regulatory agency issues that have an impact on water systems in Texas. This includes promoting favorable legislation and defending against unfavorable legislation on the state and federal level. In addition, TRWA employs outside lobbyists to assist with these efforts.
The Association employs a full-time attorney to respond to questions from member systems covering a variety of legal issues that water utilities face on a daily basis. Our attorney also provides consultation on water law issues to legal counsel representing members.
TRWA also maintains a legal defense fund to assist members with representation on issues that have a statewide impact.
TRWA works with numerous state and federal governmental entities that influence Texas’ water policies. TRWA closely monitors the rules and regulations created and enforced by these agencies to make sure they are reasonable and necessary.
Education and Training
TRWA maintains a comprehensive technical training program for water and wastewater operators, managers and board members. Most training courses offered by TRWA are approved for TCEQ operator license credit. TRWA’s operator certification program provides training to industry personnel for obtaining or renewing water and wastewater operator license in Texas.
On-Site Technical Assistance
TRWA field representatives provide water and wastewater training and on-site technical assistance to TRWA members year round. TRWA field representatives provide advice on such issues as preventative maintenance, leak detection, water audits, rate analysis, budgeting, personnel policies and many other topics.
TRWA provides many resources to keep its members informed. Among these are the TRWA website, social media, the award-winning bimonthly magazine Quench, and other manuals and training materials. These publications allow members to stay on top of the very latest legal, technical and managerial requirements affecting the water industry.