If HB 1982 passes into law, the voters of Montgomery County will finally have the voice that is needed in electing accountable representatives to serve on the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors. SB 2250 is expected to have a hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs on Monday, Creighton said in a statement to The Courier. Public support for this change has been strong I am listening to my constituents especially in their wish to have a stranger voice in the governance of water decisions. According to the district’s website it works both sides of what it terms a “tricky” application to ensure that the amount of groundwater that is pumped does not exceed the amount of water that is replenished.
Apr 14, 2017: Across Texas, 100 locally-governed groundwater conservation districts are tasked with regulating groundwater, protecting the groundwater supply and researc
AUSTIN — A proposed landfill, five years in the making, will have to wait a bit longer.
Less than a year ago, the son of oilman Clayton Williams Jr. called the board of the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District “a kangaroo court” that acted in an “embarrassing and unprofessional” way in their refusal to allow the export of millions of gallons of water to cities like Odessa.
Apr 12, 2017: Legislation filed in the Texas Legislature in March would guarantee The Woodlands representation on the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board i
Apr 7, 2017: Elected officials and Hays County residents gathered at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday for a public hearing on a groundwater regulation bill. House Bill 41
Some Hays County residents are taking their fight over groundwater back to the State Capitol, now that proposals filed this legislative session would undo their success. House Bill 4122 would allow those with 1,000 acres of land in two or more groundwater conservation districts to choose which district it answers to.
“House District 45 sent a strong message last session that we will fight for our rights and our water,” Rep. Isaac continued. AUSTIN — Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) is alerting citizens of Hay
Water bills proposed by legislators that would favor large landowners and weaken oversight are renewing a battle at the Texas Capitol over pumping in Hays County.
Yet misguided water policy proposals under consideration in the Legislature threaten to permanently harm the Hill Country’s scenic and life-sustaining waterways. If all the pending permits for water use were issued, “water levels would drop several hundred feet beneath Hays County, potentially affecting Jacob’s Well, Fern Bank Springs and the Blanco and Guadalupe rivers,” according to environmentalist Jim Blackburn. The bills…
Source: Water woes – Houston Chronicle