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In the Water practice area, RRHB attorneys have vast experience in all facets of water law, including:
• State and Federal water and wastewater permit programs
• Environmental permits and rules
• Permit compliance counseling and defense of enforcement actions
• Surface water, groundwater, wastewater and reuse permits
• Groundwater district creation and management
• Special district creation and management
• Water and wastewater service area disputes
• Endangered species issues
• Negotiation and development of raw water contracts, wholesale or retail service contracts, reuse contracts, and related agreements
• Legislative counseling

RRHB attorneys represent municipalities, municipally owned utilities, municipal utility districts and other special law districts, water supply corporations, and individuals and private corporations engaged in regulated activities.

RRHB attorneys also represent clients before various state and federal agencies like the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Railroad Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and state and federal courts. RRHB attorneys represent client interests in governmental forums and throughout the legislative process by:
• Maintaining contact with officials involved in water matters at the state level
• Participating in legislative and regulatory water policy work groups
• Testifying before legislative committees
• Monitoring upcoming policy issues, rules, and regulations
• Apprising clients of upcoming, relevant changes
• Serving on agency ad hoc committees in charge of making rules and policy
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