November 15, 2019

Quadvest Files Federal Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against San Jacinto River Authority

Quadvest WQater and Sewer Utility THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Quadvest has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) due to their illegal and criminal behavior. Rather than focus on their primary mission of flood control, SJRA has spent the last 20 years scheming to artificially control water rates in Montgomery County. As evidenced by their abject failure during Hurricane Harvey, SJRA has failed at their primary mission to protect the San Jacinto watershed. Instead, SJRA has violated the Clayton Act and the Sherman Act by illegally monopolizing and fixing the price of water in Montgomery County.

SJRA has long desired to control all water in Montgomery County, but because our county is such a water-rich part of the state, there was no need for providers to turn to SJRA for help. In fact, Montgomery County possesses 180,000,000-acre feet of groundwater beneath it. More than all the lakes in Texas combined, multiplied by five. So, SJRA turns to another agency to do their dirty work, The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). LSGCD, with SJRA sitting on its board, passed rules, later found to be illegal in court, that allowed SJRA to force water providers into illegal contracts that violate federal laws.

Conroe and its allies received great news when the court granted review of their case. “This moves our odds of success from 10% to over 85%,” Sequeira pointed out, “and it means that the court has found something in the briefs that merits further study.” The Supreme Court’s announcement is bad news for SJRA, which had argued that it should be allowed to keep the lawsuit involving Montgomery County water rates in Travis County.

Quadvest seeks the truth, fairness and justice for the people of Montgomery County.

Quadvest Water and Sewer Utility has been a Montgomery County staple for nearly 40 years. Founded by Gary Sequeira and his father-in-law, Odell Vaught, the company is an independently owned utility providing service to more than 50 communities. Of his five children and 12 grandchildren, three children currently work at Quadvest continuing the heritage of family-owned commitment and pride. His son, Simon Sequeira is the current president of Quadvest.

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