GCGCD Rules

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May we be responsible stewards of our natural resources.

​​​​​​GCGCD Rules and Management Plan


The Goliad  County Groundwater Conservation District was created in 2001 by authority of House Bill 3651 of the 77th Texas Legislature.  Goliad County voters approved the District on November 6, 2001.  The District has the same boundaries as Goliad County, Texas containing 551,040 acres of land with 90 percent of this acreage utilized as rangeland for livestock production.  The District is bounded on the North by DeWitt County, on the East by Victoria County, on the South by Refugio County and on the West by Bee County and Karnes County.

According to Chapter 36 of the Texas Statutes Water Code, the District has the authority to regulate the spacing of water wells, the production of water wells, or both.  The preservation of the groundwater resources can be managed in the most prudent and cost-effective manner through the regulation of large capacity wells as affected by the District's well production and well spacing rules. 

To review Chapter 36, please click on the following link:

Chapter 36 of the Texas Statutes Water Code

Goliad County Groundwater Conservation District