PLEASE NOTE: South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) is the new political subdivision administering the 5th cycle of regional water planning for the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group. Contact Kelly Davila or Belinda Solis if you have questions or need additional information.


The Region

The Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Area (Region O) includes 21 counties in the Southern High Plains of Texas. Major cities in the region include Brownfield, Hereford, Lamesa, Levelland, Lubbock, and Plainview.

Counties in the region include: Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Parmer, Swisher, Terry, and Yoakum.


Its Purpose

The Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group (LERWPG) is tasked with developing and adopting a regional water plan in accordance with Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2 as passed by the Texas Legislature.

The group’s mission statement is to “develop, promote, and implement water conservation, augmentation, and management strategies to provide adequate water supplies for the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Area and to stabilize or improve the economic and social viability and longevity of the region through these activities.”


The Planning Group

The LERPWG is composed of planning group members representing 11 specific water user groups. It is guided by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) in Austin, led by an Executive Committee, governed by LERWPG By-Laws, and supported by the South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG), a local political subdivision.