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District Facts

Mission Statement

The mission of the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District is to "maintain and improve flood control structures and take appropriate measures to protect public safety as well as economic infrastructure of the District, in consultation and cooperation with other governmental entities. The District will actively foster a regional perspective and will encourage cooperation among governmental entities. We will accomplish these tasks utilizing cost-effective methods, minimizing the impact to the environment, considering the community values of our stakeholders, and conducting our business with openness, honesty and integrity.”
(Amended 12/2010)


Purpose

The purpose of the original Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, as outlined in House Bill No. 53 1, Chapter 341,55th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in 1957, follows:

"Sec. 6. For the purpose of providing dams, structures, projects, and works of improvement for flood prevention, the conservation and development of water, and for other necessary plants, facilities, and equipment in connection therewith....

Sec. 7. The fact that the State as a whole has a vital interest in the conservation of its waters, that said District should proceed as quickly as possible with its water program so the waters of the State can be preserved, ...."

The bill unanimously passed the House on April 4, 1957, unanimously passed the Senate on May 14 1957, was approved and became effective on May 3 1,1957. The purpose adopted by the original WCID was subsequently retained by each new district after the original district was divided in the November 2001 general election.

Taxing Authority

To fund the District's Dam Safety Program, voters approved a tax of 2 cents per $100 property valuation. The tax appeared as Proposition 2 on the May 4th 2002 ballot:

"The adoption of an operation and maintenance tax within the Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District of Williamson and Milam Counties at the maximum rate of two cents per $100.00 valuation ($.02) with the proceeds thereof to be used and applied for operation and maintenance purposes, for providing works of improvement for flood prevention, including planning, constructing, acquiring, maintaining, repairing, and operating the works and projects in the district."

Taxing authority was granted to the original Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, as outlined in House Bill No. 53 1, Chapter 341, 55th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in 1957:

"Sec. 7. No loan shall be consummated by the District from the Federal Government and no bonds shall hereafter be issued unless authorized at an election at which only qualified voters who reside in the District, and who own taxable property therein and who have duly rendered same for taxation, shall be qualified to vote unless a majority of the votes cast favor the proposition.

Sec. 8. The District shall have and exercise and is hereby vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties conferred and imposed by the General Laws of this State now in force or hereafter enacted applicable to water control and improvement districts created under the authority of Section 59, Article 16, Constitution of Texas ..."

The taxing authority granted to the original WCID was subsequently retained by each new district after the original district was divided in the November, 2001, general election.

Please use the information below to contact the District with questions and comments.

Phone: (512) 284-7685
Fax: (512) 284-7745
info@upperbrushycreekwcid.org

General Manager 
Ruth Haberman, P.E., CFM    

eMail    

Mobile: (512) 799-5002


Project Engineer
Chris Tschirhart, P.E., MBA, PMP, CFM    

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Mobile: (512) 350-5205



Mailing Address:  

1850 Round Rock Avenue, Suite 100

Round Rock, Texas 78681