Required for all new non-exempt wells (permit application) and existing non-exempt wells that produce more than
25,000 gallons per day. All wells both exempt (intent to drill) and non-exempt must be registered with the District.
WELL CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
Same as the Texas Water Well Driller's and Pump Installers' Rules (TDLR).
Mandates that all wells shall be located no closer than 330' to another well nor closer than 50' to a property line.
No more than 16 non-exempt wells shall be permitted per survey section.
WATER QUALITY/QUANTITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
The District is involved in wellhead protection programs for public water supply wells. It has also established a
Water Quality Monitoring Program. Through this program 60 wells are sampled on a 3 year rotation - 20
of these wells are sampled each year.
WELL CAPPING PROGRAM
The District provides materials for well caps to local high school Ag departments who build the well caps. The
Dictrict pays a fee to the schools for building these caps and then provides the caps to the residents of
the district at no cost.
WATER LEVEL MONITORING
The District has established a Water Level Monitoring Program. In previous years, the District measures the
water levels in 60 wells twice a year. However, due to the prolonged drought in West Texas, the District
currently measures water levels once a month in 111 strategically located wells and has for over three years.
WATER QUALITY TESTING AND MONITORING
The District maintains an in-house lab to test chemical and bacteriological constituents of water samples
at no cost to the well owners. Upon request of the well owner, water samples are submitted to commercial or
other labs with the well owner paying the actual cost for the analysis.
DATA COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION
The District collects data on all wells within its boundaries and maintains a computer database. Currently
over 10,117 wells have been registered and over 4,153 driller's logs have entered into the database. Data is
shared with various agencies and consultants that are working on Groundwater Availability Models and
Recharge Models within Region F. The District is also a member of the TWDB's Texas Water Information
NPS AND POINT SOURCE REGULATIONS
The District maintains well construction standards and well spacing in relation to concentrated sources on
contamination such as septic systems, livestock or poultry yards and privies. It also mandates that any open or
uncovered well shall be capped or permanently plugged.
Water Conservation District
Covering portions of Tom Green, Concho and Runnels Counties
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