The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District (District) is a special purpose district created by the Texas Legislature in 1975. The District was created to provide for the regulation of groundwater withdrawal throughout Harris and Galveston counties for the purpose of preventing land subsidence, which leads to increased flooding. The District’s enabling legislation is found in Chapter 8801 of the Special Districts Code.

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  • General Manager Speaks to Association of Water Board Directors
    (Houston, TX) On April 22nd, Harris-Galveston Subsidence District General Manager, Mike Turco, served as the Guest Speaker for the Association of Water Board Directors at their Annual Spring Breakfast in Houston. The presentation included examples of subsidence in the Houston area, recent aquifer and subsidence data, and an overview of […]...
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Contact HGSD

Harris-Galveston Subsidence District
1660 West Bay Area Blvd
Friendswood, TX 77546-2640
Voice : (281) 486-1105
Fax: (281) 218-3700

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on State Holidays.

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