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
The next meeting of the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Fairfield. The meeting will begin at 6 pm.
A copy of the Agenda for the meeting can be found here, as soon as 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.