Groundwater Reduction Program


This Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) outlays the City’s planned strategies for meeting the Fort Bend Subsidence District’s timeline for our mandated deadlines for reducing groundwater usages.

Integrated Water Resource Plan

In 2019, Sugar Land completed a comprehensive plan to meet increasing groundwater regulations in 2025. Find more information about the Integrated Water Resource Plan:


The City is partnering in this endeavor with 19 other entities, our combined systems representing 69 wells in total. These entities include our extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) communities and private well owners in the City and ETJ.

Learning to be WaterWise

The Sugar Land Groundwater Reduction Program sponsors Sugar Land area students in “Learning to be WaterWise” water conservation education program. The Fort Bend Subsidence District has partnered with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District (HGSD) in the implementation of the “Learning to be WaterWise” water conservation program. The program involves the education of fourth or fifth grade students in the need for water conservation, by providing student and teacher educational materials and a water conservation kit at no cost to the school or student.

Learn more about the Learning to be WaterWise program.