Lone Star GCD Board Votes to Lower 2020 Water Use Fees

August 14, 2019 – On Tuesday, during the August regular meeting, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (the “District”) Board of Directors approved an almost 20% reduction in the 2020 water use fee rate for pumping groundwater in Montgomery County.  The Board of Directors approved Resolution No. 19-008, officially adopting water use fees for 2020.  The 2020 Operating and Capital Outlay Budget was also approved by the Board of Directors.

To view the press release in its entirety, click here.

Lone Star GCD Appeals the Executive Administrator's Decision Not to Approve District Management Plan

August 14, 2019 - On August 9, 2019, the District filed with TWDB the District’s “Points of Appeal” addressing each of the Executive Administrator’s reasons for denial of approval of the plan.  In this appeal, the District challenges TWDB’s authority to reinstate lapsed DFCs arguing the decision exceeds TWDB’s limited authority under Chapter 36 and results in prohibited conduct.  The District further argues that TWDB’s decision yields inconsistent scientific, legal and policy results rendering the decision unreasonable and reversible. 

To view the press release in its entirety please click here.

To view the “Points of Appeal” filed, please click here.

Conroe City Council passes resolution opposing TWDB’s recommendations to LSGCD's Management Plan

July 17, 2019 - On July 11, 2019 the Conroe City Council passed a resolution opposing the inclusion of the Texas Water Development Board’s ("TWDB") recommendations that Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District incorporate the 2010 Desired Future Conditions ("DFCs") into its Groundwater Management Plan.

 To view the resolution in its entirety please click here.

LSGCD Board of Directors Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule

The LSGCD Board of Directors noticed a schedule of Town Hall Meetings for the week of April 22nd.

The meetings will allow for an update on changes the District has undergone in recent months as well as stakeholder input before the District begins draft rule amendments.

The meeting schedule is listed below:

  • April 22nd at 5:30pm at the South County Community Center, The Woodlands

  • April 23rd at 5:30pm at Conroe City Hall, Conroe

  • April 24th at 8:30am at EMC Improvement District, New Caney

  • April 24th at 5:30pm at Montgomery Community Building, Montgomery

  • April 25th at 5:30pm at Bear Branch Elementary School, Magnolia

Please click here for a map with locations for the meetings.