Financial Transparency

Information on this page is intended to provide citizens with direct access to GBRA's most recent financial data and directions for obtaining public records.

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The Guadalupe River Authority was created by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district and a public corporation. In 1935 it was reauthorized by the Legislature as the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. GBRA's principal functions are to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Guadalupe River Basin for all useful purposes within the ten county district that GBRA serves. GBRA does not have the power of taxation and relies upon user fees to provide these services. These services include the sale of raw and treated water, water and wastewater treatment, hydroelectric power, recreation, and water quality. GBRA's financial statements consist of one enterprise fund.

Financial Information

Financial Summary-FY 2017*

Total Operating Revenues $51,726,865
Total Non-Operating Revenues $3,834,367
Total Revenues $55,561,232
 
Total Operating Expenses $41,456,872
Total Non-Operating Expenses $4,381,843
Total Expenses $45,838,715
 
Total Debt Service Principal Payments $5,595,973
Total Construction/Project Development $4,386,230

*Fiscal Year is September 1st to August 31st
Data presented is from FY 2017 audited financial statements.

Revenues and Expenses per Capita >> click to expand

  FY 2017   FY 2016   FY 2015   FY 2014   FY 2013
Revenues $55,561,232   $52,121,767   $47,890,244   $48,873,004   $45,869,353
Expenses $45,838,715   $45,131,293   $41,890,586   $41,725,044   $42,131,390
Revenues per Capita $74.91   $72.53   $68.85   $72.47   $69.93
Expenses per Capita $61.80   $62.80   $60.23   $61.87   $64.23
County Population County Population County Population County Population County Population
Hays 204,470 Hays 194,574 Hays 184,951 Hays 176,029 Hays 168,408
Guadalupe 155,265 Guadalupe 151,164 Guadalupe 147,230 Guadalupe 143,164 Guadalupe 139,741
Comal 134,788 Comal 129,113 Comal 123,487 Comal 118,776 Comal 115,005
Victoria 92,467 Victoria 92,237 Victoria 91,088 Victoria 90,075 Victoria 89,076
Kendall 42,540 Kendall 40,452 Kendall 38,830 Kendall 37,461 Kendall 35,766
Caldwell 41,161 Caldwell 40,445 Caldwell 39,728 Caldwell 39,207 Caldwell 38,699
Calhoun 21,965 Calhoun 21,922 Calhoun 21,805 Calhoun 21,759 Calhoun 21,573
Gonzales 20,876 Gonzales 20,554 Gonzales 20,372 Gonzales 20,138 Gonzales 19,910
DeWitt 20,865 DeWitt 20,786 DeWitt 20,674 DeWitt 20,495 DeWitt 20,478
Refugio 7,321 Refugio 7,359 Refugio 7,364 Refugio 7,280 Refugio 7,251
  741,718   718,606   695,529   674,384   655,907
US Census Bureau Estimate July 2016 US Census Bureau Estimate July 2015 US Census Bureau Estimate July 2014 US Census Bureau Estimate July 2013 US Census Bureau Estimate July 2012

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
Fiscal Year 2017 PDF
Fiscal Year 2016 PDF
Fiscal Year 2015 PDF
Fiscal Year 2014 PDF
Fiscal Year 2013 PDF


Number of Employees by Division, Last Five Years

Division 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
General 40 39.5 35 38.5 34
Guadalupe Valley Electric 26 26 24 24 23
Rural Utilities 7 7 7 7.5 7.5
Water Resources 49.5 51.5 50 50.5 57
Western Canyon 9 9 9 10 11
Port Lavaca WTP 8 8 8 8 8
Calhoun County RWSS 4 5 4 5 5
Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir 16 16 14.5 14.5 14
Luling WTP 5 5 5 5 5
Canyon Hydroelectric 2 2 2 2 2
Lockhart WWTP & WTP 11 11 7 7 7
Total Full Time Equivalent 177.5 180 165.5 172 173.5


Annual Budgets
Fiscal Year 2018 PDF | Excel
Fiscal Year 2017 PDF
Fiscal Year 2016 PDF
Fiscal Year 2015 PDF
Fiscal Year 2014 PDF


Check RegistersFiscal 2018
May 2018PDF | Excel
April 2018PDF | Excel
March 2018PDF | Excel
February 2018PDF | Excel
January 2018PDF | Excel
December 2017PDF | Excel
November 2017PDF | Excel
October 2017PDF | Excel
September 2017PDF | Excel

Check RegistersFiscal 2017Fiscal 2016Fiscal 2015
1st QuarterPDF | ExcelPDF | ExcelPDF | Excel
2nd QuarterPDF | ExcelPDF | ExcelPDF | Excel
3rd QuarterPDF | ExcelPDF | ExcelPDF | Excel
4th QuarterPDF | ExcelPDF | ExcelPDF | Excel


Defined Benefit Pension Information

Retirement Plan System Administrator
Chief Financial Officer
933 E Court St
Seguin, Texas 78155
(830) 379-5822

Open Records Information

Texas Government Code Chapter 552 gives citizens the right to access government records, which generally is presumed to be available to the public. However, certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. For more details about rights to records requests, the Public Information Handbook is available on the Texas Attorney General's website at this link https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/ag_publications/pdfs/publicinfo_hb.pdf.

To obtain requested records, citizens should:

  • Submit a request by mail, fax, email or in person according to a governmental body's reasonable procedures.
  • Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the governmental body to accurately identify and locate the information requested.
  • Cooperate with the governmental body's reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested.

To request records from GBRA, please send an email to .

Board Meetings

Board Meeting Video Archives

Local Government Officer List Required by Local Government Code Section 176

GBRA Contact Information

For information about our Board of Directors, please visit our Board of Directors page. To contact the Directors, please send an email to .

For information on how to contact our Executive Management Team, please visit our Executive Management Team page.

For further information on how to contact GBRA for other questions, please visit our Contact Us page.

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