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POSGCD Extends Sign up Incentive for Aquifer Conservancy Program to Protect the Aquifers in Burleson and Milam Counties

The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) announced today it is extending the signup period to receive the $10 per acre Sign Up Incentive for the Post Oak Savannah Aquifer Conservancy Program (ACP). The District invites landowners to join their neighbors in the District with over 37,000 acres including more than 500 parcels already in the program. The ACP was designed to create a legacy of stewardship for landowners, and involves local citizens in the important efforts of conserving water locally for future generations. The registration period to enroll in the (ACP) for the year 2020 has been set for June 1 to August 31, 2020. Applications will be processed, with contracts drafted and set to be mailed out within 30 days of applications filed. The program has been a success with more than 37,000 acres currently enrolled with more and more applications processed each day!

 

The ACP enables persons owning land above the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifers in the District to commit their groundwater resources into a long-term conservation program for terms of five, ten, or twenty years while still maintaining full ownership and control of their private property. The district will compensate landowners for their legacy effort in stewardship. Each landowner can still drill or maintain an exempt well for domestic and livestock uses. Landowners will receive $5 per acre per year with a 5 year commitment, $8 per acre per year,with a 10 year commitment and $10 per acre per year with a 20 year commitment.  This is a strictly volunteer program, which is funded by fees collected by the district. Payments will be dispersed annually to participating landowners at the end of each year’s commitment.

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