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Protecting our most precious resource - Water

 

                       Welcome to the home of the Fayette County Groundwater Conservation District.

Click here to see the List of Area Well Drillers

Click here to see Frac Fluids for wells in our county   www.fracfocus.org

Texas Drought Monitor - http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?TX,S

Click here to see our current Newsletter 2013 FCGCD Newsletter  

Click here to see current rainfall totals for Fayette County     Documents\reports\Fayette County Rainfall Totals 2014.pdf

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Looking for well registration forms

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View the District Rules (last amended Sept. 8, 2014)

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Click here to download the Registration to Drill, Operate, and/or Alter a Well

****ATTENTION****  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REQUIRED REGISTRATION FORM TO DRILL, OPERATE, AND/OR ALTER A WATER WELL, THE FORM MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO DRILLING A WELL IN FAYETTE COUNTY

 

The Fayette County GCD will hold a TAX Hearing on Monday, September 22, 2014

 

TO REVIEW A COPY OF THE RULES THAT WERE ADOPTED AT OUR SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING CLICK HERE

TO SEE THE ADOPTED RULES - PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE - THE RULES INFORMATION PAGE ON THE WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY HAVING SOME ISSUES AND SHOULD BE REPAIRED SHORTLY.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR MISSION:

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.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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.



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