Date of Award
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Dr. Cynthia E. Lynch
Dr. Aziza Zemrani
This paper studied municipal water use in fifteen incorporated cities of Hidalgo County, Texas using historical water use data provided by the Texas Water Development Board's Texas Water Use Survey for the years 1984 to 2005. The cities studied were Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, McAllen, Mission, Mercedes, Pharr, San Juan, and Weslaco. This paper examined five key areas that supported this study: population growth, city sales tax revenue, Gross Domestic Product, water demand, and water use. This research concludes with a set of recommendations to assist municipal leadership as they prepare for the future.
University of Texas-Pan American