BSEAD staff lean over a cliff to measure a lake that's fed by the Edwards Aquifer.

About the District

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (the District) was founded in 1987 by the Texas legislature. As a groundwater conservation district, we’re a local government entity authorized to work with well owners to protect aquifers and manage the use of groundwater throughout our territory.  

Onion Creek flows between a wall of Edwards Limestone and a rocky bank covered in vegetation.

Next Board Meeting

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 5pm

The next meeting is a Regular Board Meeting. The District holds Board Meetings on the second Thursday of each month. Location of this meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.

What's New at the District

Find drought updates, aquifer studies, and relevant articles on all things District-related

Drought Update – May 2024

In the 1930s Texas State Climatologist Isaac Klein reportedly said, “Texas is a land of eternal drought, interrupted occasionally by biblical floods”, and right now the state is seeing a little of both. While parts of

Well Water Checkup – July 2024

In partnership with the the Texas Well Owner Network (TWON), the District is hosting its first Well Water Checkup of 2024. Well owners with wells located in the District’s boundaries are welcome to participate for free.

Letter from the General Manager – May 2024

Westbay and District staff finishing the installation of the multiport equipment in Zilker Park on Friday, May 24. As I write, the District is completing the installation of our newest multiport well in Zilker Park.

Water at Barton Creek falls over a small waterfall at Sculpture Falls in Austin Texas. There are trees and a blue sky in the background.

Drought Update – April 2024

Rainfall   April is known for its “April showers”, and rainfall last month didn’t disappoint. The Austin region experienced 3.0 inches, which surpasses April’s historical average by more than a half-inch (figure 1). April is the second