Public Information2020-02-19T10:02:01-06:00

Public Information

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.


2020 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 95 employees for operations and the execution of Board policies and programs.


  • Lonnie B. Grissom, Jr.
  • Kal A Kincaid
  • Steven R. “Steve” Lucas
  • Clint A. Mitchell
  • Virginia “Ivy” Pate
  • James M. Scott
  • Charles “Caleb” Spurlock
  • Juanita “Jeanie” Turk
  • William D. “Bill” Voigtman


  • PRESIDENT – Jeanie Turk
  • VICE PRESIDENT – Kal Kincaid
  • SECRETARY – Lonnie Grissom
  • TREASURER – Bill Voigtman

2020 Committees


  • Jeanie Turk, Chair
  • Kal Kincaid
  • Lonnie Grissom
  • Bill Voigtman


  • Bill Voigtman, Chair
  • Lonnie Grissom
  • Steve Lucas
  • Caleb Spurlock


  • Clint Mitchell, Chair
  • James Scott
  • Kal Kincaid
  • Steve Lucas


  • Ivy Pate, Chair
  • Steve Lucas
  • Clint Mitchell

Long Term/ Strategic Planning

  • Bill Voigtman, Chair
  • Kal Kincaid
  • Ivy Pate
  • James Scott


  • Caleb Spurlock, Chair
  • Ivy Pate
  • Lonnie Grissom

Business Development

This committee will be made up of all the committee chairs and meet on an as needed basis.

2020 Industrial  Development Corporation

Directors & Officers

  • PRESIDENT – Steve Lucas
  • SECRETARY/TREASURER – Lonnie Grissom

Financing Program

In addition to the North Regional Treatment System, the LNVA has issued over $200,000,000 dollars in bonds to construct other water and air environmental improvement facilities.  LNVA has also financed several manufacturing and service facilities within its district, which generate employment and expand commercial activities.

Current Audited Financial Statements

Standard Purchase Order Terms and Conditions


Meetings 2020

January 21, 2020Board of DirectorsAgenda
February 18, 2020Board of DirectorsAgenda
March 09, 2020Executive Committee Agenda
March 13, 2020Operations Committee Agenda
March 17, 2020Board of DirectorsAgenda
April 21, 2020Board of DirectorsAgenda
May 19, 2020Board of DirectorsAgenda

Water Rates Schedule 2020

1,000 gallonsAcre Foot1,000 gallonsAcre FootRate Change% Change
Mining - Reservoir $1.20$391.02$1.2300$400.80$0.032.5%
Spot Purchase/Excess Rate$2.40$782.04$2.4600$801.60$0.062.5%
Spot Purchase (3)$4.00$1,304.00$4.1000$1,336.00$0.102.5%
Industrial - Contracted (1)$0.40$130.34$0.4100$133.60$0.012.5%
Municipal - Contracted (1)$0.30$97.76$0.3075$100.20$0.012.5%
Agriculture Water
Rice Irrigation Rate (2)$0.10$32.60$0.1025$33.40$0.802..5%
Crawfish Water$0.10$32.60$0.1025$33.40$0.802.5%
Ag-Rice Crop$0.10$32.60$0.1025$33.40$0.802.5%
Ag-Turf/Hay/Leveling/Livestock, other$0.10$32.60$0.1025$33.40$0.802.5%
Reservation Rate - Industry$0.20$65.20$0.2050$66.80$0.012.5%
Reservation Rate-Municipality$0.15$48.90$0.1500$48.90$0.000%
Duck Water (Recreation)$86.50/Acre$865 min$88.66/Acre$886.63 min$0.002.5%
Potable Water (Bolivar SUD)$88,195 /Month
$0.90 /1,000 gal.
$88,195 /Month
$0.90 /1,000 gal.
North Regional Water Treatment100% Cost Reimbursement100% Cost Reimbursement
Plus: Management Fee$7,500 /Month$7,500 /Month$00%
30% of Operating Labor (Est.)$44,627 /Month$47,733 /Month$3,1067%
Allocation of Overhead$21,442 /Month$22,250 /Month$8083.8%
(1) $200 per month minimum; Plus Fuel Surcharge when Natural Gas rate exceeds $4.00 per MMBTU
(2) consumption of 3.50 acre-feet per acre farmed on unmetered 1st crop rice fields and consumption of 1.50 acre-feet per acre farmed on unmetered 2nd crop rice fields.
(3) In 2019, the spot purchase is split from the excess rate

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find river flood information for my area?2019-01-09T14:03:12-06:00

The National Weather Service offers flood forecasting on their site.

Where can I find information on water conditions on the Neches River?2019-01-09T15:21:42-06:00

For river flow information and links to area emergency management offices visit Southeast Texas R.A.I.N.

How can I find out how much water is being released from the dams?2019-01-09T10:41:50-06:00

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.

What are the reasons for application rejection?2018-07-05T15:28:47-05:00

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.
How long is my application kept on file?2018-07-05T15:27:27-05:00

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.

How long does the hiring process take?2018-07-30T16:27:03-05:00

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.

Will I be interviewed when I pick up or drop off my employment application?2018-07-05T15:25:59-05:00

No.  You will be notified at a later date if you have been selected for an interview.

How do I obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)?2018-07-05T15:25:01-05:00

Contact the Texas Department of Public Safety.

When and where are pre-employment tests given?2018-07-05T15:24:19-05:00

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.

What is the selection process?2018-07-05T15:23:06-05:00

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).

Will I be notified of the status of my application?2018-07-05T15:22:11-05:00

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.

Definition of Applicant2018-07-05T15:20:49-05:00

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.

How many jobs can I apply for?2018-07-05T15:19:45-05:00

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.

How do I apply for jobs that are not advertised?2018-07-05T15:18:39-05:00

We do not accept unsolicited resumes.  Additionally, applications are only accepted for positions that are currently posted.

Does the HR Department accept faxed/emailed applications?2018-07-05T15:17:45-05:00

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) 924-3194, but the applicant should also provide an original, signed application if selected for testing and/or an interview.

Do I need a resume?2018-07-30T17:36:35-05:00

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.

What documents should I bring when I apply for a position?2018-07-05T15:15:55-05:00

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.

How do I find out the minimum qualifications for positions?2018-07-05T15:13:45-05:00

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.

How can I apply for jobs?2018-07-05T15:12:36-05:00
  • 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.

Where do we advertise open jobs?2018-07-05T15:11:43-05:00

On the LNVA website www.lnva.dst.tx.us and on the Job Bulletin Board at the administrative office building.

How often do we advertise open jobs?2018-07-05T15:03:18-05:00

LNVA will advertise positions when they become open.

What types of positions are available with the LNVA?2018-07-05T15:02:21-05:00

Full-time – includes Board approved benefit package

Full time temporary and part time temporary – LNVA uses local employment agencies for temporary positions.

What are the office hours of the administrative office?2018-07-05T14:59:29-05:00

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)

Where is the Human Resources Office located?2018-07-05T14:58:26-05:00

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.