Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

First Advisor

Dr. Cynthia E. Lynch

Second Advisor

Dr. Aziza Zemrani

Third Advisor

John Milford


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.


Copyright 2009 Rosario Adriana Wilson. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American