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 B22, Madisonville, Tx 77864. The office phone number is 936-348-3212
The next Meeting of the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will be Tuesday, October 24, 2023. The first part of the meeting will be a public hearing on proposed amendments to the District rules. The hearing will be held at the Fairfield City Council Chambers, at 527 E. Commerce, in Fairfield, TX, starting at 6:00 PM. Immediately following the Public Hearing, the Board will re-convene in its regular business meeting. At that time, the Board may consider, and possibly act on a resolution to adopt amendments to the District rules, along with any other business items on the meeting agenda.
A copy of the notice of the Public Hearing can be accessed by clicking HERE
A copy of the proposed amendments to the District rules can be accessed by clicking HERE
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.