Groundwater Withdrawal in Harris County

The groundwater withdrawal in Harris County is regulated by the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District (HGSD), a special purpose district created by the Texas Legislature in 1975 for the purpose of reducing land subsidence.

The HGSD requires the WHCRWA to convert to alternate water via a 60% reduction of groundwater usage by 2025, and by 80% by 2035.

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