Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

Note:  Included opinions are from January 11, 2018 through February 13, 2018.

Opinion No. KP-0178 (Utilities): A public utility agency has statutory authority to contract with private entities seeking water services under terms its board of directors deems appropriate and that are within the agency’s permissible scope of authority.

Determining whether the West Travis County Public Utility Agency has authority to impose impervious cover limits on private entities as a contractual condition to extending its water services raises questions of fact and contract interpretation beyond the scope of an attorney general opinion.