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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 Board Meeting of the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The meeting will be held in Centerville, at Centerville City Hall and will begin at 6 pm. First, the Board will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 and the proposed fee rate(s) to fund said budget for the District. 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 the FY 2022-2023 Budget and fee rates to be applied to the 2021 water production amount, to fund said budget. Other agenda items may be reviewed and considered at that meeting. A copy of the Agenda for the notice for the hearing/meeting can be accessed by clicking HERE

A copy of the agenda for the regular business meeting will be posted here, when it is finalized.

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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