Who We Are

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) strives to ensure a supply of clean, affordable water for the future of Montgomery County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the country, with a population expected to exceed one million in just 25 years. Every residence and business needs water in some capacity and the District works to manage the amount of groundwater taken from below the surface on an annual basis.

The District is bound by Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code. One of the many ways the District carries out its mission and the powers and duties provided by Chapter 36 is through the creation of District rules. A major aspect of the District’s rules is its permitting program, which is carried out through well registration and permitting. For more information on how the District’s well registration and permitting program please see our Permitting page.


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.