Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District
"...for the purpose of conserving, preserving, protecting, and recharging the underground water in the district."
Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, and Wilson counties rely on the local groundwater supplies to meet their drinking water, industrial, agricultural, domestic, and livestock needs. The District believes this valuable resource can be managed in a reasonable manner through conservation, education, and regulation. The District directs its efforts for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of groundwater in groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions.
The District’s rules and management plan are based on the best available science, within the laws and rules in effect. The overall management goal will be a sustainable supply of water from local groundwater resources, while recognizing the need to balance protection of rights of private landowners with the responsibility of managing the area’s groundwater resources for future generations.
The District is pro-active, investing in the science necessary for science based policy-making.
The District implements rules through a permit program that manages well and groundwater use within the jurisdicttion.
Other Associated Organizations
Groundwater Mandagment Area 13
The Evergreen participates in the Groundwater Management Area 13 for regional science and planning to conserve and protect groundwater.