Richmond, Rosenberg Authorize Preparation of Amended Groundwater Reduction Plans (GRPs)

ROSENBERG, TEXAS (November 6, 2013):  The governing bodies of Richmond and Rosenberg each took action in separate meetings on Tuesday, November 5, to authorize staff to prepare amendments to the cities Groundwater Reduction Plans (GRPs) in accordance with a request from the Fort Bend Subsidence District (District) at their October 23 meeting.

The District requested that the cities of Richmond and Rosenberg begin discussions with its regulatory committee regarding amendments to the cities’ GRPs that would include groundwater transport as a possible alternative water source.

Staff will work with legal counsel and technical consultants, along with the District regulatory committee, to develop an amended GRP as requested. Additionally, legal counsel for the District and the cities will work to develop an amended definition of “alternative water supply” for District consideration.

The cities of Richmond and Rosenberg continue to work cooperatively to pursue available options to provide the most cost-effective, long term sustainable water source for the cities in accordance with FBSD mandates for conversion.

“This action allows our staff to proceed with preparing the necessary documents to continue cooperation with the Fort Bend Subsidence District,” said Rosenberg Mayor Vincent M. Morales, Jr. “ We look forward to finding an amenable solution that we believe will benefit not just Rosenberg and Richmond, but all of Fort Bend County in the future.”