Information Library and Archive

The Groundwater Reduction Program (GRP) is committed to conducting ongoing research, so that the best, safest and most cost-effective decisions are made regarding water solutions for the citizens of Montgomery County.

The resources in this section of the site include comprehensive construction and conservation information, as well as environmental studies and engineering research conducted to meet the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s groundwater reduction mandates. Some of the studies are extremely technical, but we want you to have every possible resource at your disposal. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We’d be happy to guide you through the work we have done.

Groundwater Reduction Program Water Line Construction Brochures

Water Line Construction in The Woodlands – Brochure

Water Line Construction on McCaleb Fish Creek Thoroughfare – Brochure

Water Line Construction in Conroe – Brochure

SJRA White Paper and Talking Points regarding Catahoula Aquifer

November 1, 2011 – There has been much public discussion and speculation lately about the feasibility of the Catahoula Aquifer as a primary water source for Montgomery County. The SJRA’s position on this issue is outlined in the documents below.

SJRA and the Catahoula Aquifer – paper

SJRA and the Catahoula Aquifer – talking points

SJRA Drinking Water Quality Report

PowerPoint presented by: Mark Smith, PE, SJRA GRP Administrator and Stan Williams, PE, HDR Project Manager on August 31 & September 1, 2011

LAKE LEVEL ARTICLE (recently referenced in local newspapers)

The file below contains a recent article entitled “Solving Montgomery County’s Water Shortage (And the Potential Impact on Lake Level).” This article provides an overview of the SJRA’s proposed groundwater reduction program and an analysis of the potential impact on water levels in Lake Conroe.

Solving Montgomery County’s Water Shortage (And the Potential Impact on Lake Level)

JOINT GROUNDWATER REDUCTION PLAN

May 5, 2011 – Below you will find links to the SJRA Final Joint Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP). The final GRP was presented to the GRP Review Committee at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 7, 2011, at which time the Review Committee voted to recommend the draft GRP for approval by the SJRA Board of Directors. The final GRP was presented to the SJRA Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at which time the Board approved the final SJRA Joint Groundwater Reduction Plan including Water Conservation Policy, Drought Management Policy, and Water Reuse Policy and to authorize the General Manager to submit it to the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District in compliance with the District’s Regulatory Plan Phase II(B). Any questions or comments concerning the GRP should be directed to the SJRA’s GRP Administrator at (936)588-1662.

GRP Final Report

GRP Exhibit1

GRP Exhibit2

GRP Exhibit3

GRP Exhibit4

Appendix A – Montgomery County Population Projections

Appendix B – Water Demand Projections

Appendix C – Water Supply Source Study

Appendix D – Water Supply Contract between City of Houston and the San Jacinto River Authority

Appendix E – Draft Water Reuse Policy

Appendix F – Draft Water Conservation Policy

Appendix G – Draft Drought Contingency Plan

Appendix H – Water Facility Site Plans

Appendix I – Template of GRP Contract

Appendix J – Revenue Bond Program Proforma

Appendix K – GRP Schedule

Zip of all GRP documents listed above

FINAL GRP CONTRACT AND DOCUMENTS RELATED TO APPROVAL PROCESS

May 6, 2010 – Below you will find links to the final GRP Contract and Executive Summary. If you are a LVGU wishing to joing the GRP, please contact the GRP office at 936-588-1662.

GRP Contract – 04192010

GRP Contract Executive Summary – 05042010

Background and Historic Documents Related to GRP Contract

April 13, 2010 – Below you will find links to the latest draft of the GRP Contract (as of noon 4/13/2010) and a redline version of the contract showing the changes from the draft dated December 21, 2009. This draft incorporates changes made in response to comments from the City of Conroe and a number of other LVGUs. This is a draft only and is subject to further revision. In the near future, we will be sending out instructions that will explain the steps for preparing and executing a final contract.

GRP Contract – 041310

GRP Contract – Comparison 122109 to 041310

SJRA response to Fulbright comments – 042610

December 21, 2009 – The files below contain information related to the SJRA’s proposed Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) Contract. The GRP Contract is offered to all Large Volume Groundwater Users (LVGUs) in Montgomery County and establishes a legal mechanism by which LVGUs can join the SJRA’s GRP and achieve compliance with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s groundwater reduction regulations.

Press Release GRP Contract – 122109

GRP Contract Cover Letter – 122109

GRP Contract Executive Summary – 122109

GRP Contract with Instructions – 122109

GRP Frequently Asked Question – 122109

March 10, 2010 – Comments Submitted to SJRA Regarding the December 21 Draft of the GRP Contract. The SJRA received the following comments related to the draft GRP Contract released on December 21, 2009. Our original intent was to receive all comments by March 1, 2010, and then prepare and distribute a new draft of the GRP Contract by mid-March. Because of a continuation of contract discussions with the City of Conroe, there will be a short delay in the finalization of the new draft. We anticipate sending out a new draft of the GRP Contract on or about March 25th together with our responses to various comments submitted.

MUDs 8 & 9 C&Q GRP contract – 030110

Conroe Comments to Contract – Redline – 031010

MSEC letter re GRP Contract – 030510

Fulbright comments – 022610

Joint SJRA / Conroe City Council Meeting

On February 16, 2010, the SJRA Board of Directors and the Conroe City Council held a joint meeting at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center. The SJRA’s presentation for the meeting is linked below. Additional documents may be added as they become available.

Joint SJRA-Conroe mtg presentation

GRP Stakeholder Meeting

On January 14th, 2010, the SJRA hosted an information meeting for persons interested in the SJRA’s proposed Groundwater Reduction Plan. See documents below for details.

GRP Stakeholder Mtg presentation – 01-14-10

Invitation to GRP Stakeholder Meeting

Update to SJRA WRAP Participants

The update below was sent out to Joint WRAP participants on July 3, 2009. The document provides an overview of recent activities, upcoming events, and next steps in the program. Montgomery County groundwater users should review the update as they plan for future compliance with groundwater regulations adopted by the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

WRAP Project update July 2009

Joint WRAP – Part II

The files linked below constitute the SJRA’s Final Joint WRAP Part II submitted to the LSGCD on March 2nd on behalf of 198 Joint WRAP participants. The first file is the main body of the report including figures, and the additional files labeled as appendices and exhibits include various maps, tables, drawings, and additional reports that make up the complete Joint WRAP Part II.

SJRA WRAP II Report Text and Figures

Exhibit 1 – Joint WRAP Participants

Exhibit 2 – Reclaimed Water

Exhibit 3 – Raw Surface Water

Exhibit 4 – Preliminary 2015 Water Lines

Appendix A – Sample Questionnaire

Appendix B – Participant Water Demand

Appendix C – Daily Pumpage and CAF Curves

Appendix D – Letter of Availability

Appendix E

Alternative Analysis Report – This report documents the analysis conducted by SJRA consulting engineers of the various pipeline routing and delivery alternatives considered in developing the WRAP. The study includes demand analyses, conversion strategies, infrastructure requirements, and economic analyses.

SJRA Potential Source Study – This report documents the analysis conducted by SJRA staff of the various sources of raw water supply considered for the WRAP.

Participant Agreements – This zipped file contains an electronic copy of the signed participant agreements for the 198 Joint WRAP Participants

Joint WRAP II Executive Summary – This document is an 4-page, 8.5 x 11 brochure containing an executive summary of the Joint WRAP-Part II. The document is designed to be printed DOUBLE-SIDED on 11×17 paper and then folded in the middle to create an 8.5 x 11 booklet

September, 2009 – Preliminary Investigation of Potential Phase I Surface Water Treatment Plant along West Fork San Jacinto River

January 26, 2009 – Joint WRAP Progress Meeting #3 – Presentation delivered at the Joint WRAP progress meeting held on January 26, 2009

html November 13, 2008 – Joint WRAP Progress Meeting #2 and Private Utilities Rate Workshop – Presentation delivered at the Joint WRAP progress meeting held on November 11, 2008.

Joint WRAP – Part I

The document linked below is the SJRA’s Joint WRAP-Part I that was submitted to the Lone Star GCD on August 28, 2008. The Joint WRAP was submitted on behalf of 198 participating large volume groundwater users. The file is fairly large (9.2 MB), so a high-speed connection is recommended for downloading. If you do not have the ability to download the file, you are welcome to stop by the SJRA office to receive a copy on cd-rom.

WRAP I Final Report

This document is an 8-page, 8.5 x 11 brochure containing an executive summary of the Joint WRAP-Part I along with a list and map of the 198 participants. The document is designed to be printed DOUBLE-SIDED on 11×17 paper and then folded in the middle to create an 8.5 x 11 booklet.

WRAP I exec sum brochure

August 1, 2008 – Joint WRAP Progress Meeting #1

Invitation and details for Joint WRAP progress meeting to be held at the Lone Star Convention Center on August 1, 2008. Joint WRAP Meeting Invitation (PDF Document)

Q&A Sheet – Joint Wrap Proposal

Background information regarding groundwater regulation in Montgomery County and an explanation of the SJRA’s proposal to prepare a joint Water Resources Assessment Plan on behalf of groundwater permittees within the county.

Q&A Sheet – Joint WRAP Proposal

Agreement for WRAP Preparation

Blank agreement to be used by groundwater users that wish to join the SJRA’s Joint Water Resources Assessment Plan

Agreement for WRAP Preparation

WRAP Questionnaire

Form to be completed by participants in the SJRA’s Joint Water Resources Assessment Plan.

WRAP Questionnaire

Landowners Bill of Rights

Landowners Bill of Rights Spanish

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