Welcome to the RSGCD

The Red Sands Groundwater Conservation District (“District”) was created in 1999 by the 79th Texas Legislature with the enactment of Senate Bill 1911. The creation of the District was confirmed by the citizens located within the District’s boundaries in Hidalgo County at an election held in November 2002. Beyond its enabling legislation, the District is governed primarily by the provisions of Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code, the District's Management Plan, and the District Rules.

Local GCDs (also known as “districts”) are the state’s preferred method of groundwater management. GCDs manage groundwater by providing for the conservation and protection, preservation for the future, and prevention of waste of groundwater resources within each district.

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public notices

Notice is hereby given that an application for a place on the Red Sands Groundwater Conservation District Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday from January 17, 2024 until February 16, 2024.

View Notice Of Candidate Filing Dates

RSGCD Mission

This District’s mission is to develop and implement an efficient, economic, and environmentally sound groundwater management program to protect, preserve for the future, and enhance the water resources for the benefit of the citizens and of the District.

Notice for Meeting

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Red Sands Groundwater Conservation District will be held on May 16, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. at 315 E. Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541.

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NOTICE REGARDING ADOPTED TAX RATE

THE RED SANDS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 0.0654 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.10.