Making water affordable again in Montgomery County
Created in 2001 by the Texas Legislature, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s (LSGCD) purpose is to preserve, conserve and protect Montgomery County groundwater supplies. Nearly 75% of voters approved its creation—but that was the last time the voters of Montgomery County have had a say in matters concerning the LSGCD.
Since LSGCD’s conception, members to its board are appointed, not elected. Unelected positions meant the LSGCD has been unaccountable to Montgomery County voters. This has led to mismanagement and a nearly two-fold increase in water rates in recent years.
Sen. Brandon Creighton and Rep. Will Metcalf worked closely together to pass HB 1982 during the 85th Legislature, which held that the LSGCD board accountable, turning appointed positions into elected ones. Gov. Greg Abbott signed this bill into law in May 2017. For the first time in history, Montgomery County voters will be able to elect who represents them on the LSGCD on Nov. 6th, 2018.
Are you ready to Make Water Affordable Again? Sign our petition if you support lowering your water rates and returning transparency and accountability to the LSGCD!