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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Part Time General Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under minimal direction, the General Manager manages all district operations to provide protection to existing water wells, prevent waste, promote conservation, and preserve and protect the groundwater resources of the county. The General Manager also provides assistance to the Board of Directors, support for professional and technical staff, and manages all District activities with Federal, State, County, local, and private agencies.

The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall operations for the effective and efficient management of the day-to-day activities of the District. Expected work week – approximately 20 hours.

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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 Small Taxing Unit Meeting

The Red Sands Groundwater Conservation District (“District”) will hold a public meeting at 11:30 a.m. on September 17, 2021 at 315 E. Monte Cristo Rd., Edinburg, TX 78541 to consider adopting an ad valorem tax rate for tax year 2021. The proposed tax rate is $0.1528 per $100 of value.

THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL INCREASE TOTAL TAXES IN THE DISTRICT BY 7.37%.

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Notice for Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at 315 E. Monte Cristo Rd, Edinburg, TX 78541. A public hearing concerning the Annual Budget for Red Sands Groundwater Conservation District for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 and Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Maintenance and Operations of Red Sands Groundwater Conservation District for Tax Year 2021 will be held.​

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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.