Water School

What is a groundwater district?

Groundwater districts are organizations created by legislation or through the petition process to provide administration over the use of water pumped from a specific area.  These districts have limited power, primarily in the spacing of wells, education and planning, prohibiting waste and permitting well drilling.

For more information on groundwater conservation districts, please see the Texas Water Development Board here. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a myriad of information on groundwater supplies in Texas. You may access their site by clicking here.

The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) is an organization of underground water conservation districts of Texas formed to further the purpose of groundwater conservation and protection activities. To learn more about this organization, click here.

The Texas Groundwater Protection Committee is made up of numerous state agencies working together to bridge the gap between groundwater programs and improve the coordination between the member agencies to protect groundwater. To learn more about this organization and to view their educational website, click here.

For a current map of groundwater districts, click here.




The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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