HISTORY OF SB1 AND REGION L WATER PLANS
In June 1997, Governor George W. Bush signed into law Senate Bill 1 (SB1) creating the regional water planning process. The bill was codified in the Texas Water Code, Chapter 16 and 31 TAC Chapters 355, 357 and 358 related to regional water planning groups. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is the lead state agency for coordinating the regional water planning process and developing a comprehensive state water plan. TWBD established planning guidelines and planning areas and appointed the original planning group members for all 16 regions. Each planning area functions on its own with continuous guidance from the TWDB.
2011 Regional Water Plan
2001 Regional Water Plan
2016 Regional Water Plan
For access to the comprehensive statewide plans, please visit the Texas Water Development Board website.