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MUD 60 Director Elected to State Board

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Bob Lux, a resident of The Woodlands, has been elected as Gulf Coast Trustee for the Association of Water Board Directors Board of Trustees (AWBD). He is the first ever Trustee from Montgomery County.

The association, with more than 800 member organizations, includes drainage districts, fresh water supply districts, water control and improvement districts and municipal utility districts from across Texas. The mission of the association is to promote unity and education among the various water districts in Texas.  The association is also an advocacy group for utility districts.

Lux, also the vice president of the MUD 60 in The Woodlands, said that, through the AWBD, he hopes to increase the visibility of Montgomery County, MUD 60, WJPA and The Woodlands throughout the state. “I also hope to be an advocate for the unique role that special purpose districts provide to the people of Texas,” Lux said.

“I believe that all of the MUDs comprising The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency are at a critical crossroad of resource supply and ever-growing demand. We are faced with a delicate balancing act of securing, developing and maintaining abundant sources of water, regulatory compliance to insure the highest quality of water is being delivered, while always being vigilant that associated costs associated with meeting these issues remains affordable to our customers,” he added.

As a member of the board of trustees, Lux is chair of the “Education and Networking Outreach” subcommittee.  This subcommittee is charged with developing new programs for the continuing education of our members.  Additionally, the subcommittee will engage with numerous other Texas based professional and trade associations addressing common issues in the areas of ground and surface water programs, water reuse, aquifer storage and recovery, desalinization and more. He will also serve on the Regulatory Affairs Committee.  This committee’s task is to educate and advocate the position of Special Purpose Districts with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Water Development Board, and other state regulatory agencies and private organizations.

“With the emergence of Montgomery County as one of the fastest growing areas in the country, I think it’s very important to have representation on this organization at a state level,” Lux added.

At his nominating speech, Lux quoted from John Steinbeck’s novel, East of Eden: “And it never failed – that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years, they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.”

Lux added: “As holders of the public trust, we and our association cannot allow ourselves to forget either the wet or dry years. We must remain level-headed, steady-handed and ever vigilant in keeping our utilities prepared for the future and whichever extreme we may encounter. Let us not forget, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

Bob Lux and his wife, Judy, live in The Woodlands, where they moved to in 1998. He is retired, although he does own a consulting firm.


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