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Brush Country Groundwater Conservation District

Contact: Felix Saenz
General Manager
PO Box 136
Falfurrias, Texas 78355
361 325 5093
brushcountrygcd.com
Enabling/Major Legislation: SD8852
Link To Current Enabling Legislation: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.8852.htm
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/groundwater/conservation_districts/index.asp
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/groundwater/conservation_districts/index.asp
Number Of Counties: 4
Counties Covered: All of Jim Hogg County, 73% of Brooks County, 93% of Jim Wells County, and 15,000 acres of NW Hidalgo County
Income Source: Tax
GCD Population: 10 Thousand-50 Thousand
Community Type: Suburban
Largest Use: Public water supply
Selection of Board Members: Appointed
Number of Board Members: 9
GMAs: GMAs 15 and 16
Exempt Wells: No
Reporting Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Reporting Frequency: recorded monthly reported annually
Meter Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Spacing Requirements: Generally, BCGCD minimum spacing for exempt wells based on TDLR(50 ft from property lines) requirements. BCGCD may set groundwater production limits on nonexempt wells completed within the district based on analysis of Hydrogeologic Report (aquifer test).
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): Generally, BCGCD minimum spacing for exempt wells based on TDLR(50 ft from property lines) requirements. BCGCD may set groundwater production limits on nonexempt wells completed within the district based on analysis of Hydrogeologic Report (aquifer test).
Do you have a well plugging program? Not yet but are in the process of developing one
Does your district offer any financial assistance or in kind services for plugging? Will have one when plugging program is set up
Do you offer water quality testing? Plan on initiating one, in the fall of 2018, when new BCGCD is constructed
Do you have a newsletter? No
How can someone subscribe to your newsletter? N/A
Do you offer educational outreach? Yes

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