Houston-area water leaders debate Montgomery County subsidence issues

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By Jishnu Nair, Community Impact

Houston-area water leaders discussed subsidence, or ground sinkage due to groundwater pumping, in Montgomery County as well as policy relating to subsidence at a July 20 forum.

The forum was hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Woodlands Online editor Sean Thompson. Panelists included Jim Spigener, president and Montgomery County at-large representative of the board of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District;

Jace Houston, general manager of the San Jacinto River Authority; Mike Turco, general manager of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District; John Hall, president and CEO of the Houston Advanced Research Center; Simon Sequeira, CEO of the private water utility Quadvest; and Rick Moffatt, standing in for Jim Stinson of the Woodlands Water Agency.