Groundwater Conservation Districts (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Groundwater Conservation Districts (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction

Last Review 2014-09-15


Groundwater Conservation Districts, as created following procedures described in Water Code 36, are designed to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of groundwater, and of groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions, and to control subsidence caused by withdrawal of water from those groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions. Districts may develop, adopt, and promulgate rules pertaining to groundwater management within their jurisdiction; this system is the state's preferred method of groundwater management. This legislation contains further information on the establishment of groundwater districts, landowner protections, powers and duties of districts, well drilling, district finances, and bonds and notes.

Policy Contact

Department Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Address 12100 Park 35 Circle
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78753
Phone 512-239-1000

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 36

Authority 2: Tex. Admin. Code 30-1-293