Doing Business


We are currently in the Design Phase of the Surface Water Supply Project (SWSP) and anticipate holding multiple contractor outreach events to encourage participation by local minority-owned and small businesses.  To be notified of these opportunities, visit the Contact Us page and select “Surface Water Supply Project Opportunities – Contractor Outreach Workshops, Bid Information, Etc.” from the emails list.

As a result of ongoing community outreach and the feedback received, the SWSP team has identified a strong desire for inclusion of local minority-owned and small businesses in the contracting and implementation of the SWSP.  In response to this community feedback, the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA) is undertaking a four-step approach to encourage diversity in contracting and implementation of the SWSP by:

  1. Utilizing a database of certified local minority companies that can be accessed by prime contractors for inclusion in bidding
  2. Holding workshops to facilitate Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification
  3. Creating a resource event where potential prime contractors on the SWSP can meet potential minority subcontractors
  4. Tracking MWSBE and DBE participation on the SWSP on an annual basis

For those who are interested in becoming MWSBE or DBE certified by the City of Houston, the Office of Business Opportunity holds MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops every Thursday at 2 p.m. in their office located at 611 Walker St, 7th Floor Houston, Texas 77002.  More information about these workshops can be found by visiting the City of Houston Business of Opportunity events page.  You can also view videos about the certification process by visiting the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity main page.


If you have questions, concerns, or feedback related to the Surface Water Supply Project, please contact the Surface Water Supply Project team by calling 1-844-638-SWSP (7977), or emailing


The WHCRWA was established in 2001 to supply surface water to the western region of Harris County. The WHCRWA service area includes approximately 120 municipal water providers within the boundaries of the WHCRWA and seven located outside of the WHCRWA boundaries. As mandated by the Texas legislature, the WHCRWA has several objectives:
  • To acquire and provide a reliable supply of surface water
  • To conserve, preserve, protect, and recharge groundwater resources
  • To facilitate compliance with subsidence district requirements
  • To encourage water conservation


The NFBWA was established in 2005 to supply surface water to the northern region of Fort Bend County. The NFBWA service area includes approximately 69 utility districts and two cities, Fulshear and Arcola. Although this project is directly sponsored by the WHCRWA, the NFBWA is funding approximately 45 percent of the total cost and is a beneficiary of the surface water to be provided by the Surface Water Supply Project.


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