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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  • District to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Rules and Rate Changes
    Friendswood, TX – August 19th, 2016. The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District has scheduled two public hearings to be held on September 14th, 2016 starting at 10:00 AM to receive public testimony related to proposed amendments to the District Rules and proposed changes to the District’s Fee Schedule. The […]...
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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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