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Welcome to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD)

Our mission is to conserve, preserve, recharge and prevent waste of groundwater within western Hays County. In support of the District’s mission we gather data, develop geologic and aquifer science, provide information, and manage non-exempt commercial water use.

Click here for all public Board meeting agendas. Regular Board meetings are held at 5pm on the first Thursday of alternating months. Special Board meetings are held as needed. Please check agendas for locations.

Click on the menu above for information on the major water resource topics such as ConservationDrought Management, and Springflow.

The District is currently in Critical Drought Stage. Water wells are failing at an unprecedented rate. No new permits for production or non-exempt well construction will be issued until conditions improve. Please conserve water!

If you are planning to drill a well on a property within the District (Click for map), please go to the Forms page for the necessary forms that need to be completed prior to drilling.


Please read our June Aquifer Health Assessment. The monthly assessment utilizes water level data from the District’s well monitoring network to present current water level conditions in the Trinity Aquifer. Also included is a timestep of aquifer conditions from the past year.

Drought Stage
HTGCD Zone
Stage Start Date: March 2024
Drought Stage
Jacob's Well Management Zone
Stage Start Date: March 2024

Population served by Hays Trinity GCD

2001: 24,187; 2010: 36,519; 2020: 53,121