Managing Nature’s Precious Resource While Protecting Property Rights, Balancing Conservation and Development, and Using the Best Available Science

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District was created by the State of Texas to regulate the groundwater resources of Montgomery County. Authority given by Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code designates the District to serve the public interest of developing, promoting, and implementing water conservation, augmentation, and management strategies to both conserve and utilize groundwater resources for the benefit of the citizens, economy, and environment of Montgomery County.


The mission of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District includes honoring and protecting private property rights by affording an opportunity for a fair share to every owner of each common, subsurface reservoir underlying Montgomery County. The District is also committed to providing a regulatory program that encourages the best conservation and development practice for the groundwater resources of the county.

To see a few of the ways the District carries out its Mission, please visit our Management & Rules and Permitting pages.

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