The 79th regular session of the Texas Legislature created the Lower Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (LTGCD) and public confirmation was Nov. 7, 2006.
The LTGCD mission is to provide for the education, conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of groundwater waste consistent with the objectives of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, groundwater conservation districts may be created as provided by this chapter.
The LTGCD registers applications to drill Exempt wells with a refundable registration fee, issues Non-Exempt Well drilling and Operating Permits, collects groundwater information and investigates water quality.
It is the belief of the Texas Legislature, District's residents and the Board of Directors that groundwater is best managed locally through a groundwater conservation district. This belief is realized by the adoption and implementation of a management plan outlining the goals, methods, and procedures utilized in the management of the groundwater resources of the District.
The Districts' Groundwater Management Plan was approved by the Texas Water Development Board on January 12, 2010 and confirmed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on February 12, 2010. The District's Enforcement Authority is established by the Texas Water Code §36.102.