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Welcome
image Welcome to the MidEast Texas Groundwater Conservation District Website. This District serves Madison, Leon and Freestone counties. Our office is located at 101 W. Main, Suite 115, Madisonville, Tx 77864. The office phone number is 936-348-3212

Notices:
The next Hearing/Board Meeting of the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will be Tuesday, October 27, 2022. The meeting will be held in Fairfiled at the Freestone County Courtroom and will begin at 6 pm. First, the Board will hold a Public Hearing to receive puclic comments on the proposed Water Well Drilling Permit Application by the City of Fairfield, to drill a new water well in Freestone County. The public hearing will start at 6:00 pm. At the end of the public hearing, the Board will adjourn the hearing and reconvene in a regular meeting to consider acting on that Permit Application. Other agenda items may be reviewed and considered at that meeting. A copy of the notice for the hearing can be accessed by clicking HERE

A copy of the notice for the hearing can be accessed by clicking HERE


Our History and Authority
The Texas Legislature created the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District (METGCD) and public confirmation was in November 2002. The water table in Madison, Leon and Freestone counties has been falling over the last several decades. Thankfully, this reduction has been relatively small and has not affected most users. It is anticipated that unless managed, the increased demands for the production of groundwater for use both locally and outside these counties will result in significantly increased water withdrawal in the near future. It is the purpose of this District to manage this process so that allowed production will not have the effect of depleting the Acquifer to the extent that wells currently operating go dry or have to be deepened in order to get water. It is also the duty of the District to protect existing wells against the adverse impact of a large well or series of wells in the immediate vicinity, as has happened in other areas. The Districts Enforcement Authority is established by the Texas Water Code 36.102.


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