After LSGCD Ignores Citizen Water Rights, Bouche Accuses The Board Of Being “Prisoners Of Bureaucrats In Austin And Other Counties”

Conroe, September 20 – On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board (“LSGCD”) of Director under the anti-citizen leadership of Board President Rick Moffatt and with San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston, waiting with open arms to sell residences and businesses surface water from Lake Conroe, voted 5 to 4 severely to hamper the ability of private groundwater owners to produce and use their own groundwater by adopting a “management plan” under veiled threats from Austin bureaucrats and employees from other counties. LSGCD’s Board of Directors voted to approve a “management plan” to restrict groundwater production annually in Montgomery County to 64,000 acre-feet of water, a restriction the Board had stipulated in a November 16, 2017, settlement with the City of Conroe was an “unreasonable” regulation.

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ELIZABETH CUSTY
Area Legislators Deliver Letter To LSGCD Urging Delay In Adoption Of Regulatory “Management Plan” Until After November 6 Election Of A Citizen Board

Conroe, September 10 – Three highly-respected members of the Texas Legislature provided a letter to the Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) today urging the Board to delay adoption of a “management plan” for the regulation of groundwater until after the November, 2018, election when a citizen-elected Board will have the opportunity to make the decision.

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ELIZABETH CUSTY
Conroe Mayor Powell Comes Out Swinging In Opposition To Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s Proposed Adoption Of “Management Plan” On September 11

Conroe, September 8 – Conroe Mayor Toby Powell came out swinging in a letter to the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) late in the afternoon on Friday, September 7, 2018, after the LSGCD posted an agenda for a meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 10 a.m. in which the district proposes to adopt a new “management plan” to ratify the so-called “Desired Future Conditions” (DFC) that LSGCD agreed were not reasonable in a settlement with the City of Conroe on November 16, 2017, during a hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

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ELIZABETH CUSTY
Restore Affordable Water Applauds Texas Legislative Delegation Request for Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to Delay Key Vote

CONROE, Texas — Today Restore Affordable Water (RAW) applauds the action taken by Senator Robert Nichols, Senator Brandon Creighton and Representative Will Metcalf demanding that the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) delay voting on the management plan until the new board is elected in November 2018.

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ELIZABETH CUSTY
Press Release: Restore Affordable Water counts days Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District ignore special election order

CONROE, Texas — Restore Affordable Water today published a counter on its website, counting the days the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) has failed to call a special election to fill its board. This action follows a letter RAW President Simon Sequeira sent to LSGCD Board President Rick Moffatt last month, requesting LSGCD operate in accordance with the law and order a special election.

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ELIZABETH CUSTY