Utility districts desire to serve their communities by developing capital improvement projects specific to their district needs. Established as a local governmental agency, utility districts add value to their communities by constructing, operating, and maintaining public water, wastewater, and storm sewer systems. In Texas, these taxing authorities are established as part of the Texas Water Code and engage engineers as consultants for planning and ongoing capital improvement projects. 

Through the years, IDS has provided district engineering services for a total of 120 utility districts, and currently represent more than 70 districts in 15 counties. Our district representatives have successfully maintained strong client relationships with some Boards for more than 30 years. 

As a local governing entity, utility districts possess a unique opportunity to add value to their communities through master planning that incorporates pre-existing resources with capital improvement programs specific to their community needs and desires. Building blocks to successful improvement projects include sound planning, diligent study, steady progress, and evident resolutions. 

IDS has participated in the creation of districts for more than 45 years. Our experience has seen new communities continue to grow, and has revitalized districts stricken with poor water quality and eminent bankruptcy to a strong water supply and the ability to annex new acreage. Our utility districts practice specializes in master planning and infrastructure design and management. Valued engineering services provided include district creation, district representation, bond development, master planning of utilities, stormwater and surface transportation systems; and studies and designs for expansion and rehabilitation of existing water, wastewater, and drainage facilities. Our district engineering services include: 

  • Monthly Reporting of Tasks and Activities Affecting the District Facilities
  • Receive/Review Customer Inquiries and Responses with Board of Directors
  • Monitor Water and Sewer Capacity Commitments 
  • Review of Site Development Plans
  • Renewals of Various District Permits
  • GIS Database Management
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan Preparation and Maintenance
  • Annual Budget Reviews with other District Consultants
  • Water and Sewer Rate Studies
  • Capital Improvement Planning (1 to 5 Years)
  • Asset Management Planning (5 to 50 years)
  • Grant Applications for Community Block Grants (TWDB, TDPW, FEMA)
  • District Records Maintenance