When local groundwater production fees rise soon, a major cause of higher water bills will be the relentless City of Conroe-led litigation which challenges the authority of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to impose water production limits on large-volume water users and others. Conroe’s taxpayer-funded litigation against the district — with the mission to ensure sustainable, cost-effective water supplies for Montgomery County’s current and future needs — forced the district to incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs which will be passed on to residents through higher groundwater pumpage fees. Conroe, along with the other plaintiffs, has abandoned or lost 16 of its 18 original lawsuit claims against the district…
May 18, 2017: A bill authored by several Montgomery County legislators to elect and not appoint Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board members was signed into
Any Houstonian who’s ever stalled out in a rush-hour gully washer, swatted mosquitoes on a humid summer afternoon or hauled soggy carpet to the curb after a neighborhood flash flood will be forgiven for thinking the supply of water is one thing they needn’t worry about. In 1939, government scientists reassured residents the local water table should be fine even if average pumpage should reach 50 million gallons daily. […]
Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters has talked of selling water to Texas. The Tarrant Regional Water District is still a willing buyer.
As House Bill (HB) 4122 passed the Texas House of Representatives on third and final… #bartonspringsedwardsaquiferconservationdistrict #donnacampbell #haystrinitygroundwaterconservationdistrict
A Texas company that holds water rights on the Brazos River asked the Texas Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a lower court’s decision allowing Lubbock to use a portion of the river to convey treated sewage downstream, arguing the court disregarded senior water rights.
A bill that would have Montgomery County voters determine who serves on the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s board of directors is closer to becoming law after breezing through the state Legislature with unanimous support.
When someone is elected to the State House of Representatives, he or she is allowed to request the committees that they would like to serve on.
All required signatures have been obtained for a groundwater deal in West Texas.