The Ground Water Reduction Plan (GRP) is the SJRA’s proposed solution to Montgomery County’s groundwater crisis. Rapid population growth and the resulting increase in water demand has overwhelmed the County’s groundwater supply. In order to meet the requirements for groundwater reduction mandated by the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, the SJRA has taken on the task of implementing the most cost-effective and reliable solution for decreasing groundwater withdrawals. Most importantly, participation in the SJRA’s GRP was offered as a solution to all large water suppliers in the County, and over 130 different water utilities joined the plan, representing 80 percent of the water use in Montgomery County. With this commitment, the GRP truly became a countywide, collaborative solution the groundwater crisis.
Commissioner Noack has worked closely with the SJRA team and will continue to provide updates about the Project.