Our Mission

The mission of NETMWD is to protect the water quality in the Cypress Basin and to provide a sufficient supply of water to Northeast Texas. To read our full mission statement please navigate to the "About Us" page.

 

Get Involved!

If you would like an easy way to keep informed about or participate in Water Quality activities in the Cypress Basin we encourage you to become a Stakeholder in our Clean Rivers Program. 

If you would like to sign up, go to the "Send us a Message" section at the bottom of any page, select the CRP Stakeholder sign up option under Department and send us an email.

Conservation Tips

There are a number of easy ways to save water, and they all start with you. When you save water, you save money on your utility bills. Here are just a few ways... Conservation Tips

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Turtle Alert!

May 27, 2020

Have you seen these turtles? The Alligator Snapping Turtle and the Western Chicken Turtle are both species of concern in Texas. If you see either of these turtles anywhere in the East Texas area, are able to take a clear photo of them and wouldn't mind sharing,  please email them to us along with a location by clicking  HERE

You can find out more information about these and similar species in the Cypress Basin by clicking on the Forms and Reports tab and then the Species of Concern page in the drop down box.

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In the water . . . but out of harm's way

In the water . . . but out of harm's way

August 01, 2020

Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, but it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.

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