Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation Districtlast updated: September 2014

The Texas Legislature created the Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District (METGCD) and public confirmation was in November 2002. The water table in Madison, Leon and Freestone counties has been falling over the last several decades. Thankfully, this reduction has been relatively small and has not affected most users. It is anticipated that unless managed, the increased demands for the production of groundwater for use both locally and outside these counties will result in significantly increased water withdrawal in the near future. It is the purpose of this District to manage this process so that allowed production will not have the effect of depleting the Aquifer to the extent that wells currently operating go dry or have to be deepened in order to get water. It is also the duty of the District to protect existing wells against the adverse impact of a large well or series of wells in the immediate vicinity, as has happened in other areas. The Districts Enforcement Authority is established by the Texas Water Code 36.102.

Contact Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District

Contact Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District

David Bailey
P.O. Box 477
Madisonville, Texas  77864
Phone: (936) 348-3212
Fax: (936) 348-3512


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Freestone County, Texas
  • Leon County, Texas
  • Madison County, Texas

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