The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, during its August regular meeting Tuesday, approved Resolution No. 18-006, officially adopting water use fees for 2019. These fees remain unchanged from 2018.
The District's Budget and Finance Committee worked diligently to forecast all reasonably anticipated revenues, expenses and activities; and after giving much consideration to these important factors, recommended maintaining a regulatory water use fee of $0.105 per 1,000 gallons for all groundwater produced from the Chico, Evangeline and Jasper aquifers.
Groundwater produced from the Catahoula aquifer, designated as an alternative water supply, also remains unchanged at $0.06 per 1,000 gallons---as does the regulatory water use fee of $1 per acre-foot of groundwater permitted for agricultural use.