Created by the Texas Legislature in 2001 to comply with groundwater reduction as mandated by the Harris Galveston Subsidence District (HGSD), the WHCRWA is committed to securing a long-term supply of quality drinking water as well as promoting water conservation.
The HGSD Conversion Requirements include.
- Reducing groundwater pumpage 30 percent by 2010 (accomplished)
- Reducing groundwater pumpage 60 percent by 2025
- Reducing groundwater pumpage 80 percent by 2035
It was therefore necessary to find and secure an alternative supply of water instead of getting all our water from groundwater wells.
The WHCRWA has four major components of water supply/infrastructure projects which include the Surface Water Supply Project, WHCRWA internal distribution lines connecting to local MUDs, the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project, and the completed Luce Bayou Interbasin Project.