The Lower Neches Valley Authority was created when the Texas Legislature passed a Comprehensive Act in 1933. As a water conservation and reclamation district, Lower Neches Valley Authority is a non-profit agency of the State of Texas with no power to levy or collect taxes of any kind. The Authority is funded by revenue from the sale of both raw and treated water to municipal, industrial and agricultural customers.
The Lower Neches Valley Authority is the local sponsor for three Corps of Engineers projects: Sam Rayburn Reservoir, B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, and the Neches River Saltwater Barrier. The Authority also operates the North Regional Treatment Plant for industrial waste treatment, and the West Regional Water Treatment System for the production and distribution of potable water.
OUR OPERATIONS ARE GOVERNED BY A NINE-MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
2023 Directors and Officers
With a jurisdictional area that includes all of Jefferson, Hardin and Tyler Counties and parts of Liberty and Chambers Counties, the Lower Neches Valley Authority is committed to developing and managing a system which will meet the present and long term freshwater needs of municipal, agricultural and industrial consumers, to protecting its quality, to insuring its affordability, and establishing conditions which will enhance economic development throughout the Authority’s area of jurisdiction.
The operations of Lower Neches Valley Authority are governed by a nine-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of Texas. The directors are residents of the area and serve six-year terms. The Authority has 120 employees for operations and the execution of Board policies and programs.
- Bill Voigtman, Chair
- Clint Mitchell
- James Scott
- Caleb Spurlock
- Steve Lucas, Chair
- Lonnie Grissom
- Ivy Pate
- Clint Mitchell, Chair
- James Scott
- Caleb Spurlock
- Steve Lucas
- Kal Kincaid, Chair
- Ivy Pate
- Clint Mitchell
Long Term/Strategic Planning
- James Scott, Chair
- Jeanie Turk
- Lonnie Grissom
- Caleb Spurlock, Chair
- Kal Kincaid
- Jeanie Turk
2023 Industrial Development Corporation
Directors & Officers
- PRESIDENT – Steve Lucas
- SECRETARY/TREASURER – Lonnie Grissom
In addition to the North Regional Treatment System, LNVA has issued over $200 million in bonds to construct other water and air environmental improvement facilities. LNVA has also financed several manufacturing and service facilities withing its district, which generates employment and expands commercial activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake is currently performing research on the population status and habitat associations of the Western Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia miaria) across its Texas range. This study is supported by the Office of the Comptroller of Texas. In order to help researchers better understand where and when this elusive species occurs, please participate in this survey by providing your personal accounts of Western Chicken Turtle sightings.
The Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is pleased to report that we have had multiple observations of Western Chicken Turtles via our citizen-science based online reporting tool. If you or anyone you know has seen a Western Chicken Turtle in Texas, please provide a report. The reporting tool also has an option to upload photos, which greatly help us to verify reports.
For access to the reporting tool, please visit https://arcg.is/11yWyn.
If you have additional questions please contact email@example.com or 281-283-3947.
Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA)
CDBG-MIT Hurricane Harvey Competition Program
Applications Available for Review
The Lower Neches Valley Authority CDBG-MIT Hurricane Harvey Competition Program applications are now available for review on the LNVA website and at LNVA’s office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. LNVA encourages citizens to participate in the development of these applications and to make their views known by presenting their opinions, comments, and suggestions to Scott Hall, General Manager, LNVA, 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77708. Written comments must be received at LNVA by 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020 to be considered. For additional information, or to request a copy via email please contact LNVA at 409-892-4011 or the grant administrator for the project, Melinda Smith at (903) 581-0500, ext. 219.
Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation Application – Neches Lift Pump Stations
Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation Application – Beaumont Reservoir
For river flow information and links to area emergency management offices visit Southeast Texas R.A.I.N.
Visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District website to access the Reservoir Release Report. This report will detail the most recent lake elevations and releases.
Here are some of the common reasons for rejections. (These reasons do not represent all of the reasons that applicants are not selected for interviews.)
- Application does not clearly show you have the necessary experience/training as stated on the job announcement.
- Application does not show you have the minimum amount of education required.
- Application is incomplete.
- Application is not signed.
- Application is received after deadline date/time.
If not chosen for the position you apply for, your properly completed application will remain in effect for ninety days for the position for which you applied and if your background and qualifications meet Lower Neches Valley Authority’s requirements for that position. We do not “reactivate” applications. If you wish to apply for another position, you must fill out a new application.
Every effort is made to reach a prompt decision. The length of time depends on the number of applications received for the position and the nature of the position.
No. You will be notified at a later date if you have been selected for an interview.
Contact the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Tests are given only when we have a position posted that requires such testing. Applicants meeting the requirements of the position will be contacted for a testing appointment. (Length of time to complete tests varies, but average 2-3 hours.) Tests are administered at the administrative office building, Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes the lunch hour). Occasionally, a skills test is administered for equipment operation, welding, etc. Such tests are administered at other locations determined by the department.
After the closing date of the particular job vacancy, an application submitted by an applicant as defined above, will be reviewed by the HR Department and/or the designated department manager or supervisor. Applications received by applicants who do not meet the definition of applicant will not be considered. The HR Department determines which qualified applicants will be selected for testing and/or interviewed. If you are selected for a position with LNVA, your offer of employment will be contingent upon the following: Criminal record, employment history and personal background checks, drug screen and a physical examination (if applicable).
Applications received by applicants who do not meet the definition of applicant will not be considered. If the applicant is selected for testing or for an interview, they will be contacted by text, email, and/or phone. Often an applicant will only be aware whether or not they have been selected for an interview after the job posting has ended.
You will be considered to be an “Applicant” only if you properly complete the application for employment, designate a particular position that is open (or may come open within 90 days,) and your background and qualifications meet Lower Neches Valley Authority’s requirements for such position.
You can apply for as many jobs as there are current openings; however, a separate and completed employment application is required for each position for which you are applying.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes. Additionally, applications are only accepted for positions that are currently posted.
Employment applications should be mailed (must be received on or before the stated deadline) or dropped off for the attention of Human Resources Department at the LNVA administrative office building. An application may be faxed (409) 203-3969, but the applicant should also provide an original, signed application if selected for testing and/or an interview.
No. Resumes are not considered a part of the qualifying process; however, a resume may be attached as additional information to your completed LNVA employment application. Resumes may also be brought to the interview. A resume may also be helpful to you in completing the LNVA employment application.
No documents are required for applying for a position unless otherwise stated in the job announcement. You will need to fully complete the employment application, which includes employment history, education and training, special skills, references, and various information related to employment eligibility.
If you are selected for testing or an interview, copies of required certifications, registrations and/or licenses must be provided at that time. Additionally, college transcripts are required prior the interview, if you want your post secondary courses/degrees to be considered in the selection process.
Visit our web page www.LNVA.dst.tx.us. All employment announcements will list the level of education and/or experience required for the position under the section titled “Minimum Qualifications”. Experience, education, training, skills and other abilities as well as specific position requirements and the prior employment history of the applicant will be considered in appraising individuals qualifications. Applicants’ qualifications will be based upon the information presented in the application. Testing for certain positions may also be required, and this information will be used as part of the qualification process.
- Visit the LNVA website and print an application.
- Pick up an application at the administrative office building.
- Request an application be emailed to you. (An email address and printer are required for this option.)
- Request an application be mailed to you.
Completed applications must be returned to the Human Resources by the stated deadline.
On the LNVA website www.lnva.dst.tx.us and on the Job Bulletin Board at the administrative office building.
LNVA will advertise positions when they become open.
Full-time – includes Board approved benefit package
Full time temporary and part time temporary – LNVA uses local employment agencies for temporary positions.
The administrative office building is open:
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (open during the lunch hour)
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (open during lunch hour)
The Human Resources office is located in the Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) administrative office building.
7850 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
The following data is being made available by Lower Neches Valley Authority and has been collected by United States Geological Survey (USGS), National Ocean Survey (NOS), Lamar University Beaumont (LUB), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ), Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA), and is furnished “as is”. The data has not been quality controlled and may contain errors. LNVA makes no warranties (including no warranties as to merchantability or fitness) either expressed or implied with respect to the data or its fitness for any specific application.