Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District
2200 7th Street Suite 301/ Bay City , TX 77414
(979) 323 - 9170 office / (979) 245 - 5661 fax

The Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District (CPGCD or District) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. In a confirmation election held on November 6, 2001, Matagorda County voters approved the creation of the District, elected seven Directors to the Board of Directors, and approved its authority to assess an ad valorem tax on Matagorda County property owners. The District boundaries are the same as the area and extent of Matagorda County, Texas.

The mission of the Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District is to manage and protect the groundwater resources of the District. The District is committed to maintaining a sustainable, adequate, reliable, cost effective and high quality source of groundwater to promote the vitality, economy, and environment of the District. The District will work with and for the citizens of the District and cooperate with other local, regional and state agencies involved in the study and management of groundwater resources. The District shall take no action without full consideration of the groundwater needs of the citizens of the District.

In the Spring of 2003, the District opened its office in Bay City and the new General Manager, Neil Hudgins along with all Board Members, began working to bring the District into operational status. On August 1, 2004, the board adopted rules and regulations became effective to the public. The District office is currently staffed by Administrative Assistant Sandra Horris. Manager Neil Hudgins co-manages the Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District of Wharton County and shares his time between Districts. The District Office is generally open on weekdays from 8 am - 5 pm except when the staff must perform work away from the office.

The Board of Directors holds regular monthly meetings and the public is encouraged to attend. These meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 a.m. just above our office in the 4th floor conference room of the Matagorda County Office Building at 2200 7th Street, Bay City, Texas. The Board Meeting Notices and Agendas are posted at the Matagorda County Courthouse in the city of Bay City at least three days prior to the Board Meeting. Should circumstances require a different meeting time or place; the information will be included in the notices posted in the above mentioned location. Members of the public may also obtain copies of the Agenda prior to the meeting by coming by the District Office or by FAX or email if requested. (see also “Meetings” page)