The Sergipe State Water Resources System is regulated by State Law n. 3,870.

This law includes some advanced measures, among them the priorities for the destination of public funds for human supply, the concession of the right of use and the corresponding collection, the decentralization of the decision-making process as well as the implementation of planning and management criteria, taking the river basins as the basic cell. TPF ENGENHARIA (former Projetec) was commissioned to prepare the State Water Resources Plan, aiming to guide the public policies of water resources in the state territory.