County Well Registration: This form is used for well registration
only and needs to be filled out completely as possible. In accordance
with the Texas Water Code, Chapter 36 and District Rules, all wells in
Blanco County must be registered with the District. The District shall
determine if the registered well is exempt or non-exempt from permit requirements.
If the well is non-exempt, a permit is required, and the District will
provide the well owner with the appropriate application form.
New Well Registration
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Complete and mail with fee ($100) to the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation
If you have an Existing Well on your property, the District may
have historical records available.
For additional information contact the District Office at 830-868-9196.
Texas Water Code Chapter 36 and the Rules of the Blanco-Pedernales
Groundwater Conservation District provide that certain wells are
exempted from the requirement of applying for a Well Operating Permit.
In order to be exempted, the well must meet the following criteria:
well must be used solely for either domestic purposes, watering
of livestock, or for testing or monitoring as defined by District
Rules. If the well is subsequently converted to any other use,
then the well owner must make application for a Well Operating
Permit, pay any applicable fees, and comply with any other provisions
of District Rules.
well must be equipped with a pump rated at a pumping capability
of no more than 17.36 gallons per minute. Any well, regardless
of use, that is equipped with a pump rated at more than 17.36
gallons per minute is considered by District Rule to be a High
Volume Non-Exempt Well and must apply for and obtain a Well
Operating Permit. The current application fee for a new High
Volume Non-Exempt Well is $1,000.
water produced from the well cannot be pumped into any ponds,
lakes, tanks, reservoirs, swimming pools, or other surface impoundments
for holding water. An exemption is made for ponds, lakes, tanks,
reservoirs, swimming pools, or other surface impoundments for
holding water that are used solely for domestic purposes or
for livestock watering, but such impoundments are restricted
to no more than 50,000 gallons of holding capacity.
Application: This form is used for well operating permit and
transport permit applications only and shall be filled out completely
as possible. In accordance with the Texas Water Code, Chapter 36.113 and
District Rules, a non-exempt well requires an operating permit issued
by the District. Transport permits may be required under Chapter 36.122
and District Rule 3.4.
Permit Applications: Please contact District.
for District Action: This form is used for lodging a complaint
or reporting an alleged violation occurring within the Blanco County Groundwater
District. The District will investigate the complaint or alleged violation
and document the action the District has taken to correct the alleged
for District Action
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Complete and mail to the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District.
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