LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the HPWD:
Water well license applicants are reminded to provide a completed State of Texas Well Report to the High Plains Groundwater Conservation District (HPWD) no later than 60 days after drilling. of a water well. This is in accordance with the law of the State of Texas.
âWhen submitting an application for a water well license, the applicant agrees to submit a state report on the well to the district after the well is drilled. Unfortunately, we have a few people who haven’t yet, âsaid Jason Coleman, CEO of HPWD.
Coleman said failure to provide the documentation has specific consequences.
When signing the permit application, the applicant undertakes to comply with the rules of the Water District. Coleman said failure to provide these documents breaks the rules. The applicant is then submitted to the action of the board of directors of HPWD.
âAs an example, the board can order that the water well cannot be used again until the problem is finally resolved to its satisfaction,â Coleman said. He added that people who have not submitted state well reports may not be able to obtain future water well permits until the problem is corrected.
âThe HPWD Board of Directors and staff do not prefer to take these actions. However, it is important that landowners and operators know that they must honor their agreement with the District when obtaining a water well permit. With their cooperation, this issue can be resolved without further action, âhe said.
Questions about the HPWD Water Well Licensing process can be directed to Supervisor Juan PeÃ±a at (806) 762-0181 or [email protected]
Established in September 1951 by local residents and the Texas Legislature, the High Plains Water District strives to conserve, preserve, protect and prevent the wastage of groundwater in aquifers in its 16-county service area. HPWD is the first groundwater conservation district established in Texas.
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(High Plains Underground Water Conservation District Press Release No. 1)