The Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District, located in Jacksonville, has taken over water well level monitoring from the Texas Water Development Board.
The Neches and Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District will now monitor local water resources Anderson, Cherokee and Henderson counties.
Conservation district general manager David Alford said the change means his office will monitor water levels of wells tapped into local aquifers, including the Carrizo-Wilcox, to ensure sustainability.
"We've been tracking water levels in aquifers for decades and keeping graphs on them through drought years and wet years," Alford said. "It helps us with planning 50 years out."
Alford said residences, businesses, agriculture and industry are tapped into area aquifers.
If anyone has a well that is not registered with the district, they encourage you to contact them.
They are currently measuring and mapping wells. It is important for anyone drilling a new well to obtain a permit.
Alford said he expects wells to be measured semi-annually or quarterly.
The district provides education and records data and statistics to help ensure an abundant supply of water for the area for future generations. The district is headed by a board of directors, local residents who represent the three counties. Their office is located in Jacksonville at 914 S Bolton St. in Jacksonville. To contact Alford call 903-541-4845.