RULE 1.5- SEVERABILITY - Any provision of a rule that is held to be invalid does not effect other
provisions of a rule that can be given effect without the invalid provision.
SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS
SECTION 3. WASTE AND WATER CONSERVATION
SECTION 4. GENERAL PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS
RULE 5.1-SHOW CAUSE ORDERS AND COMPLAINTS - Board may at any time after due notice to all
interested parties, cite any person operating within the District to appear before it in a public hearing
and require a person to show cause why their operating authority or permit should not be suspended.
RULE 5.2-INSTITUTION OF SUIT - If a person has violated, is violating, or is threatening to violate any
provision of the Rules, the District may institute a suit for enforcement of these rules.
RULE 5.3-SEALING OF PROHIBITED WELLS - District may obtain court order to seal wells that are in
violation of the rules.
RULE 5.4-CONTINUING RIGHT OF SUPERVISION - All District permits are issued subject to the rules
of the District and to the continuing right of the District to supervise the depletion of the aquifer within
the District boundaries.
RULE 5.5-RIGHT TO INSPECT, TEST, CAP, AND LOCATE WELLS - Any authorized person of the
District shall have the right to at all reasonable times to enter upon the lands on which a well or wells
may be located to inspect, test, cap, and locate such wells.
SECTION 5. ENFORCEMENT OF RULES
SECTION 6. DEPOSITS AND FEES
RULE 6.1-DEPOSITS - Each application for a drilling permit shall be accompanied by a deposit.
RULE 6.2-ADMINISTRATIVE FEES - District shall collect fees for services performed outside the District
and may establish fees to cover the costs for services and processing of applications.
SECTION 7. WELL REGISTRATION
RULE 7.1-WELL REGISTRATION - Well registration of all existing and future wells in the District shall
be filed with the District.
RULE 7.2-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EXEMPT WELLS - Completed preregistration forms
must be filed with the District prior to the drilling of an exempt well, ie. Domestic or Livestock and
including the reworking, redrilling, or reequipping of exempt wells.
SECTION 8. DRILLING PERMITS
RULE 8.1-DRILLING PERMIT REQUIRED FOR NON-EXEMPT WELLS - Permits are required for the
drilling of all non-exempt wells and for increasing the size of existing wells. Domestic and livestock wells
located on 10 acres or less are NOT exempt by Chapter 36, Texas Water Code, as amended and a
Drilling Permit must be applied for and approved by the District prior to drilling.
RULE 8.2-ISSUANCE OF DRILLING PERMITS FOR NON-EXEMPT WELLS - The Board shall issue or
cause to be issued a drilling permit for a properly spaced well upon receipt of a proper application and
fees filed by the land owner or his agent.
RULE 8.3-PLACE OF DRILLING OF WELL - The Board shall issue or cause to be issued a drilling
permit for a properly spaced well upon receipt of a proper application and fees filed by the land owner or
his agent. The Board of Directors delegates to the general manager the authority to act on completed
permit applications for which no hearing is required and that comply with District rules. Any new well
must be drilled in compliance with District Rules and within 30 feet of the location stated on the drilling
RULE 8.4-REWORKING OR REPLACING OF WELL - An existing well may be reworked, re-drilled, or
reequipped in a manner that will not change the status of the well. Preregistration is required.
RULE 8.5-TIME LIMIT FOR DRILLING PERMITS - Any drilling permit granted by the District shall be
valid for 4 months from the filing date of the application.
RULE 8.6-REQUIREMENT OF DRILLER’S WELL REPORT, CASING AND PUMP DATA - Complete
records shall be kept and reports made to the District concerning the drilling, maximum production
potential, equipping and completion of all wells drilled.
RULE 9.1-MINIMUM SPACING OF WELLS - All wells shall be drilled no closer than 50' to the nearest
property line and at least 330' to the nearest existing well. Any subdivision of property creating a tract of
such size and shape that it cannot comply with the spacing requirements of this section shall be
considered a voluntary subdivision and an exception must be requested from the board.
RULE 9.2-WELL DENSITY - No more than 16 non-exempt wells whether drilled prior to or subsequent
to enactment of these rules shall be permitted per survey section. Excludes domestic and livestock
wells. Maximum pump size for wells on less than 40 acres is 1½ HP or a maximum 25 GPM.
RULE 9.3-EXCEPTION TO SPACING AND DENSITY RULES - Upon proper application to the District,
the Board may after notice and hearing grant an exception to the spacing and density rules.
SECTION 9. WELL SPACING AND WELL DENSITY
SECTION 10. CAPPING AND PLUGGING OF WELLS
SECTION 11. CHEMICAL INJECTION AND FOREIGN SUBSTANCE SYSTEMS
RULE 11.1 -EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR PROTECTION OF GROUNDWATER - All irrigation
systems having a chemical injection, chemigation, fertigation, or foreign substance unit installed shall
be equipped with special check valves, vacuum relief devices, automatic low pressure drain and any
other State requirements for such systems.
SECTION 12. WELL DRILLERS AND PUMP INSTALLERS
SECTION 13. WATER WELL DRILLING, COMPLETING, CAPPING, AND PLUGGING
SECTION 1. ADOPTION OF RULES
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