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Groundwater Rights for Real Estate

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As the Groundwater Conservation District (GCD) in Burleson and Milam Counties, we get a lot of questions from Realtors®, Brokers, and Title Companies, as well as Local Landowners. Those questions take many forms, such as, “Do I own the water under my land?,” “Is there water under my land and what is the quality?”, Do I need to Register my well when I buy my property?”, and many more. We have the answers to these and many other questions concerning groundwater and property rights for you. On June 21, 2022, we are hosting an event in Caldwell, TX entiltled Groundwater Rights for Real Estate. The event will feature Dr. Charles Porter, one of the foremost experts in Texas Water Rights, Bobby Bazan, POSGCD Water Specalist and Gary Westbrook, General Manager, Post Oak Savannah GCD.

We intend to make it well worth your time to invest a couple of hours to brush up on your knowledge of Water Rights and enjoy a BBQ meal, all at no cost to you. We are inviting Realtors, Brokers, Title Companies and Local Landowners. As more and more land is being sold in our area we hope to assist you in offering increased understanding of these questions, and many others, to your customers.

At POSGCD our mission is to “provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of groundwater, while supporting the ownership of groundwater and the owner’s right to assign or produce that property.” To help accomplish our mission we want to offer you this opportunity to meet and get to know the staff of your local GCD and take advantage of our resources to assist you in accomplishing your responsibilities to the landowners you serve by better understanding of our rules and programs that affect and help the landowners in our District.

11:00 am Registration
11:30 BBQ Meal will be served
11:45 Charles Porter Water Rights and Real Estate
12:20 Groundwater District Rules that affect landowners
1:00 Q&A water rights questions answered by experts
1:30 Programs that benefit landowners in Burleson and Milam counties

Please register for the program so we can plan the event and have plenty of food.
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Water Ambassadors Program

The Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program provides high school youth an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and develop leadership skills related to the science, technology, engineering, and management of water in Texas.

POSGCD Water Ambassadors scholarship program – The program will provide a scholarship worth $1250 annually to students who meet the requirements. Also included in this action is reimbursable student expenses to participate in the program. This reimbursement will include annual participation fees, spring and fall retreats, conferences, and/or other water-related meetings and trainings not covered by the program. The POSGCD Water Ambassadors scholarship will be awarded annually to Milam and Burleson county students who are selected to participate.

Contact: David Smith | Phone: 979.862.1989 | E-mail: davidsmith@tamu.edu

Ask Me Anything

“Ask Me Anything” is an open session with a member of our Staff, Board Member or other water-related specialists that’s meant to be a casual and easy way to share or ask questions openly. Questions can be as simple as how to use our website, how to apply for a Rainwater Harvesting grant, or something more specific about your well or where your water comes from – we’re here for it!  Like us on Facebook or join our email list for schedule and more information.

Next Session: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – Doug Box – Answer your questions about the website, Aquifer Conservancy Program (ACP), the District Summit, and all things outreach and education.

New Conservation and Education Apps

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POSGCD is announcing the addition of Water Conservation and Water Education apps for you to enjoy on your smartphones. Working in conjunction with Groundwater Guardian and the Groundwater Foundation, we are able to bring you Water1der and 30 by 30 apps for Free.

By using the Free 30 by 30 app you can reduce your water usage for 30 days by 30 gallons. Available on Apple App Store and on Google Play.

The Water1der app is a Free Groundwater Trivia game app that will help you increase your Water Awareness. Available on Apple App Store.

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4th Grade – Wise Water Use Program:

  • Post Oak Savannah GCD sponsors the Tinker Wise Water Use Program by donating the Wise Water Use Kit to any 4th grade class within the District. Resource Action will send your school a notice. Reply back with the number of 4th grade students you have, and the packets will be mailed to your school. If you have any questions, contact the District office for assistance.
  • Water Education Report

4th or 5thGrade – Water Education Presentation:

  • Contact the District to set up a time for us to come to your school
  • Water Education Program will cover TEKS for groundwater and surface water
  • Satisfies TEKS requirement
  • Thank you letter from a teacher

7th Grade – Water Education Presentation:

  • Contact the District to set up a time for us to come to your school
  • Water Education Program will cover TEKS for groundwater and surface water
  • Satisfies TEKS requirement (7.8) Earth and space. The student knows that natural events and human activity can impact Earth systems. The student is expected to (C) model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed.

Community Presentations:


Monthly Education Reports:

General Resources:


Water Utility Workshop:


Sponsorships:

During years when District revenues are sufficient, the District will consider sponsoring the attendance of students and/or teachers at summer camps/seminars that place emphasis on the conservation of groundwater, rainwater harvesting, brush control, groundwater recharge enhancement, conjunctive use, precipitation enhancement of water resources, or a combination of such groundwater management programs. Grant Packets will be on the website when available.

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