IDS uses its extensive land development and utility district experience to assist developers and land owners in analyzing the feasibility of creating a new utility district on a particular tract of land. Developers are usually planning to begin development immediately, whereas land owners may consider creating a utility district along with other land entitlements in order to better position their property for sale or development in the future.

The availability, cost, and timing of water supply, wastewater treatment, and drainage outfall(s) are critical to the potential success of a land development project. IDS evaluates alternatives to onsite facilities as well as innovative approaches to the phasing and financing of the water supply and wastewater treatment plants. The internal water, wastewater, and drainage systems are evaluated and conceptual costs are developed to assist the developer in determining if the project would likely achieve economic feasibility given the projected market demand in the area. 

If a district is created through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), then IDS will prepare a District Creation Report.  

Our services for district creation include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Infrastructure Planning and Construction Cost Estimating
  • District Boundary Maps
  • District Creation Reports
  • Permitting
  • Certificates for Convenience and Necessity
  • Floodplain Delineation and FEMA LOMA/LOMR Applications
  • Negotiation of Contracts for Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Services from Municipal or Regional Authorities