The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) celebrated the first year of our innovative Aquifer Conservancy Program (ACP) by sending out payments this week to landowners who completed their first year of aquifer conservation. These checks should start to arrive in mailboxes next week, and the Board of Directors of POSGCD would like to take a moment to thank each of the 632 of our neighbors for pledging to conserve water across more than 45,000 acres in Burleson and Milam counties. Water is central to so much of our lives; it keeps our bodies healthy, grows the food we eat, and even helps us cook it. While this means we can’t conserve it all, the District strives to balance water use and conservation with programs such as the ACP. This is one way landowners can work together with the District to truly make a difference. The Board of POSGCD strives to find new ways to encourage conservation while respecting the landowners’ right to choose production of their property rights. We thank those enrolled in this program for working alongside the District to protect our groundwater and helping us spread the word. If you haven’t enrolled and are interested in learning more, visit our website www.posgcd.org/pacp.