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 B-22, Madisonville, Tx 77864. The office phone number is 936-348-3212
********** Notice of Phone Number Change: ***********
Please note that the phone number for the Centerville Office of the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District has changed. The new number is (936) 348-3212. The Centerville office number of (903) 536-2805 has been deactivated as of September 1, 2016. Thank you.
The next meeting of the Directors is will be Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6 pm and it will be held at the Freestone County Courthouse, County Courtroom in Fairfield.
A copy of the Agenda for the meeting 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.