THE FAYETTE COUNTY GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE
CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AND FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH SO THAT
WE CAN SPEND THANKSGIVING WITH OUR FAMILIES!
FAYETTE COUNTY GCD WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY
To provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of groundwater and groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions, and to control subsidence caused by withdrawal of water from those groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions, consistent with the objectives of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. Groundwater conservation districts created as provided by this chapter are the state's preferred method of groundwater management through rules developed, adopted, and promulgated by a district in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The District was formed, and has been operated from its inception, with the guiding belief that the ownership and pumpage of groundwater is a private property right. It is understood that, through the confirmation election of the District, the landowners relinquished some of their control over that right for the collective benefit of the community which the District serves.
The District has adopted the principle of “education first” and regulation as a last resort in their effort to encourage conservation of the resource. As a result, the rules of the District are designed to give all landowners a fair and equal opportunity to use the groundwater resource underlying their property for beneficial purposes. If, at the request of the constituents of the District, more stringent management strategies are needed to better manage the resource, these strategies will be put in place after an extensive educational process and with the perceived majority approval of the constituents. The District will continue to monitor groundwater quality and quantity in order to better understand the dynamics of the aquifer systems over which it has jurisdiction.
The District offers free brochures and information sheets concerning many aspects of water conservation and protection. In addition, there is a quarterly newsletter, and a weekly e-mail to inform District residents of water issues in the news, both available free upon request. For more information, contact us.