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Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District ( recently announced the addition of one new staff member bringing the current district staff to full strength.

Michael Heath will serve as the district’s field technician and will be responsible for the monitor well program, water well inspections, and district investigations. Mr. Heath comes to the district from the City of Cleburne Water Utility Department where he served as a water treatment plant operator for approximately 2 years. Mr. Heath has additional experience in this field with the Benbrook Water Authority. Mr. Heath has Class “C” Groundwater Treatment Operator and Class “B” Surface Water Treatment Operator Licenses from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and joined the current staff of four in the Cleburne office on June 19, 2017.

In addition to the new field technician, district staff includes Jim Conkwright, general manager, Rosetta Douthitt, office administrator, Stephanie Rexrode, records administrator, and Karen Siddall, public relations and education administrator.

The Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District conserves, protects, and enhances groundwater resources in Ellis, Johnson, Hill, and Somervell counties.  The district was created in 2009 by the 81st Texas Legislature in response to a finding by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that critical groundwater shortages were expected in the four-county area over the next 25 years.

The district is guided by an 8-member board of directors, 2 from each county, appointed to 4-year terms by their counties’ commissioners’ court.

More information about the district can be found on the website or by calling 817-556-2299.

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