For those interested in the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District’s new Groundwater Well Assistance Program (GWAP), a panel is set to discuss what the program is designed to do and who can participate.

Steven Wise, Vice President of the Post Oak Savannah GCD Board of Directors, will discuss what the GWAP is and how it pertains to citizens of the District. Wise was appointed to the POSGCD Board of Directors in 2013 and was elected Vice President of the Board in 2017. He is the chair of the DFC Committee, which is still developing the program. The primary purpose of the GWAP is to restore a water supply to well owners in the District who own a well that has experienced significant adverse impacts caused by aquifer-wide pumping in Groundwater Management Area 12. The program will also help improve the POSGCD monitoring program. Wise said that by attending the GWAP panel, residents of Burleson and Milam Counties will learn how the program protects well owners and who is eligible to participate.

 

Gary Westbrook, General Manager of POSGCD, will be on the GWAP panel with Wise. They will discuss when the program is set to be adopted and the processes available to well owners to be included in the program. Westbrook said, “The process of developing the GWAP has been extensive, and it will be a program every well owner in the District can appreciate.”

 

 

For more information about the 2017 Milam & Burleson Counties Groundwater Summit, click here. The Summit is free and open to the public with lunch provided. It will be held at the Caldwell Civic Center at 103 TX-21 in Caldwell, Texas on August 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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