The Coastal Water Authority’s (CWA) principal objective is to deliver raw water to municipal, industrial, and agricultural entities throughout Liberty, Chambers, and Harris County, Texas. CWA must be able to construct, operate, maintain, and repair or replace the various water distribution facilities throughout the CWA system. Inappropriate activities in proximity to CWA facilities can be costly, damaging, and threaten public health and safety. These easement and right of way encroachment requirements apply to all CWA rights-of-way and easements, and serve as the primary means to monitor all existing or proposed construction, operations, and maintenance of improvements, while facilitating the maximum protection of the CWA system and its users.
The purpose of these requirements is to enhance CWA conveyance and distribution facilities’ security, protect the integrity of existing facilities, and accommodate future facility improvements and operational needs. CWA canals and distribution systems perform an integral function, providing fresh water to the City of Houston (COH) and surrounding communities. Continued uninterrupted operation is a vital governmental function for the well-being of citizens in the served communities.