The Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District (CUWCD) held their annual “Bell County Water Symposium” at the Central Texas Council of Governments building in Belton on November 19, 2015.
The symposium included an overview of groundwater management in the state, water supply and demand trends and challenges, and an update on various studies underway by CUWCD.
The theme of this year’s event was to showcase the efforts of Groundwater Conservation Districts in Central Texas who are challenged to protect the aquifer systems for the future, while balancing the needs of current users and the property rights of respective landowners.
CUWCD is responsible for managing groundwater in Bell County and is funded by ad valorem taxes. Bell County has two major aquifers—the Trinity and the Edwards BFZ—along with several smaller aquifers. Visit their website at http://www.cuwcd.org/ for additional information.