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Water & Utility Law

Barton Benson Jones PLLC has an abundance of experience in representing public and private clients in groundwater, surface water rights and water utility issues throughout the state. We have experience in representing clients before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Edwards Aquifer Authority and other districts in permitting cases, the acquisition and disposition of water rights, certificates of convenience and necessity and sale-transfer-mergers, as well as wholesale and retail, rate cases winning ground-breaking utility cases in Texas providing substantial relief to our ratepayer clients. Transactionally, we assist clients in preparing, drafting, and adopting extension policies, ordinances and tariffs, utility infrastructure requirements, service applications, and service contracts with developers. We also negotiate and draft territory exchange and dual-certification agreements, assist with decertification and condemnation proceedings, and counsel clients on federal indebtedness issues, including the requirements of 7 U.S.C.A § 1926(b).