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National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 6 – 12 is National Groundwater Awareness Week sponsored by the National Ground Water Association. To celebrate this week, we thought we would list some interesting facts about groundwater in the United States! While about 90 percent of our freshwater supplies lie underground, less than 27 percent of the water Americans use comes from

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#WaterTipWednesday: Washing Machine Load

An easy way to cut down indoor water use is to be sure and always use a full load when washing clothes. This is true even if your washer has size settings! The single best thing you can do to improve clothes washer efficiency is to replace an old inefficient machine with a new high

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DYK?: Groundwater Management Areas

Did You Know? POSGCD is a member of 2 Groundwater Management Areas (GMA). GMAs work together to create DFC’s and work with the regional water planning groups. GMA – Groundwater Management Areas were created “in order to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of the groundwater, and of groundwater reservoirs or their

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DYK?: Registration v. Permit For Your Well

Confused on what application will fit your new well? POSGCD has several different types of applications on our webpage. These correspond with the different ways POSGCD manages wells in Milam & Burleson counties. Here is a break down of the two main types of applications: Exempt Well = Registration An exempt well (according to Texas

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Did You Know?: Aquifers in the District

It is known that Post Oak Savannah covers Milam & Burleson counties, but did you know there are several aquifer layers within the District boundaries? There is one major aquifer named the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has great info on the aquifer and you can find that link by clicking on

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Water Tip Wednesday: Goals for 2016

As the start of a new year begins, we wanted to share some great household water conservation tips to ensure that 2016 is the best conservation year for you! There are several ways you can conserve water this year but the best thing to do is always be conscious of your water use. Our top

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#DidYouKnow?: Water Wells in Floodplains Need Extra Attention

The Texas Well Owner Network has a great factsheet on how you can maintain your water well in a floodplain. With the wet weather we’ve been experiencing it is important to ensure that your well does not become contaminated! [embeddoc url=”https://posgcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TWON-Floodplain.pdf” download=”all”] There are a number of great fact sheets provided by the Texas Well

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#WaterTipWednesday: Rainwater Harvesting

Its #WaterTipWednesday! A great alternative source of water can be through rain water harvesting. There are a variety of ways you can harvest rainwater. Texas A&M University has a website that shows the multiple possibilities that are available with rainwater harvesting. Check out their website here.

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Did You Know?: Test Annually

Did you know? It is recommended to test your private water well annually, and any time there is maintenance performed on the well. Any time the well is opened up gives bacteria and other contaminants a chance to enter the well. For more information on contamination contact our office. Click the link to find the

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