The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District  is inviting citizens to attend several scheduled public hearings in July and August.

The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) was the very first created in Texas in 1951 by local residents and the Texas Legislature. The HPWD is responsible for the conservation, preservation, and protection of groundwater within its 16-county service area.

The Board of Regents of the HPWD have announced two public hearings to be held in July and August. At the hearings, citizens in Levelland and Canyon, Texas, will have the opportunity to propose revisions to the HPWD's current District Rules and Management Plan.

The first hearing will be held in Levelland on July 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mallet Event Center located at 2320 U.S. Highway 385. The second hearing is scheduled for August 5th also from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the Kulman Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, located at 200 North Brown Road in Canyon, Texas.

According to Board of Directors President, Lynn Tate, the HPWD plans to adopt finalized documents for the new management plan at a regular monthly meeting in August."All interested persons are encouraged to comment on proposed revisions," Tate said in a press release. Lynn also stressed that all written comments must be recieved in the HPWD office located at 2930 Avenue Q in Lubbock not later than 5:00 p.m. on August 5th.

To see the current District Rules and Management Plan, visit the HPWD website.