Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Dispute & Pending Litigation

On Friday, December 29, 2023, Aqua Texas filed a federal civil lawsuit against the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District and its Board of Directors for exceeding its authority and unfairly and unlawfully assessing Aqua Texas with excessive fines.

Aqua Texas has attempted to appeal and settle the assessed fines and receive the same treatment as other water utilities within the District’s jurisdiction; however, the District has not engaged in a solution-based approach. Rather, the District has publicly disparaged Aqua Texas while disclosing settlement details and has not renewed our permit to continue service to more than 3,000 customers in 2024.

At this time, we do not expect any disruption in service while this dispute is pending. We have a regulatory obligation to continue water service, which we will meet. 

Aqua Texas is committed to keeping customers within the impacted area informed of any changes in their service. 

This is a summary of the situation.