The POSGCD was created in Milam and Burleson counties by HB 1784, 77th Legislature, 2001, and a local confirmation election in November 2002. The purpose of this bill is to provide a locally controlled groundwater district to conserve and preserve groundwater, protect groundwater users, protect and recharge groundwater, prevent pollution or waste of groundwater in the central Carrizo-Wilcox area, control subsidence caused by withdrawal of water from the groundwater reservoirs in that area, and regulate the transport of water out of the boundaries of the districts. The POSGCD has 10 directors, 5 from each county. It does not have the power to tax and receives all of its revenue from fees imposed on municipal/commercial pumpers and transporters of groundwater. Successful confirmation elections were held in November 2002 in both counties in accordance with Sections 36.017, 36.018, and 36.019, Water Code, and Section 41.001, Election Code.