Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation Districtlast updated: September 2014

The Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District (CBGCD or District) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. In a confirmation election held on November 6, 2001, Wharton County voters approved the creation of the District, elected five Directors to the Board of Directors, and approved its authority to assess an ad valorem tax on Wharton County property owners. The District boundaries are the same as the area and extent of Wharton County, Texas, however, on May 8, 2006, property owners from Colorado County, Texas, which does not currently have a GCD, approached the CBGCD Board of Directors to annex approximately 800 acres of their Colorado Co. property into the Coastal Bend District. Their request was approved by the Board of Directors on that same day.

The mission of the Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District is to manage and protect the groundwater resources of the District. The District is committed to maintaining a sustainable, adequate, reliable, cost effective and high quality source of groundwater to promote the vitality, economy, and environment of the District. The District will work with and for the citizens of the District and cooperate with other local, regional and state agencies involved in the study and management of groundwater resources. The District shall take no action without full consideration of the groundwater needs of the citizens of the District.

Contact Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District

Contact Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District

Neil Hudgins
General Manager
P.O. Box 341
109 E. Milam
Wharton, Texas  77488
Phone: (979) 531-1412
Fax: (979) 531-1002


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Colorado County, Texas
  • Wharton County, Texas

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