The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD), formerly the Texas Groundwater Conservation Districts Association, was formed on May 12, 1988. Its membership consists of underground water conservation districts of Texas with the powers and duties to manage groundwater as defined in Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code (voting members) and other organizations that work in the groundwater arena (associate members). TAGD is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
TAGD was established to provide groundwater conservation districts the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop or influence programs for the management, conservation, protection, and development of groundwater within Texas. In furtherance of these goals, TAGD endeavors to:
- provide to its members information, ideas, practices, and programs which will conserve and protect the groundwater resources of the State;
- exchange information between member districts and associate members concerning rules, procedures, programs, practices, and other duties involved in the operation of a groundwater conservation district;
- review and analyze methods and techniques employed by members and their associates in conducting studies and research on management of groundwater, and in designing and obtaining solutions to problems associated therewith;
- provide resource information to State and Federal Legislators and agencies concerning legislation and policies which involve groundwater; and
- evaluate activities, policies and plans of governmental bodies and other organizations and associations as they relate to groundwater and to provide the information to all member districts.
TAGD members form a network of valuable technical and operational experience and knowledge, facilitating information exchanges that work to save districts both time and money. TAGD maintains contact with members of the private sector and various elected local, state, and federal officials, providing them with timely information on activities and issues relevant to groundwater management. Members of TAGD also serve on various local, state, and federal agency committees and subcommittees, providing input and information on behalf of member districts.
TAGD members represent 85 local groundwater conservation districts in Texas and 43 groundwater-related consulting firms, law firms, and other businesses. TAGD urges nonmember groundwater conservation districts and entities with an interest in groundwater to become members. Your memberships benefit groundwater conservation districts and the public by furthering the policies and goals of TAGD. To find out how you can benefit by becoming a member, go to our Membership Page.