Beginning in the mid-1980s, water systems in southeast Texas saw consistent well declines every year, as demand exceeded what aquifers could supply. The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District was created in 2001 to manage groundwater requirements and mandated that water utilities in Montgomery County would need to convert to another water supply by 2016. To reach this goal, the San Jacinto River Authority has entered into contracts with more than 80 large volume groundwater users in Montgomery County to develop and construct a project that meets the mandate for the groundwater reduction. — Texas Water Development Board
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