CURRENT WELL OWNERS
Tools to Help Manage your Well
Do you currently have a well registered or permitted with the District but need more information? Below are some helpful tools to manage your current well.
POSGCD Management Plan – According to state law, every groundwater district must have a management plan to serve as a guideline that is to be renewed every 5 years. The plan includes how the District will manage and the Rules in which we abide for well monitoring, conservation grants, and meeting DFC requirements. This plan is reviewed by TCEQ and TWDB.
Fee Schedule – The District is fee-based. Here is where you can find our fee schedule.
Transfer Ownership – If you’ve recently moved to or bought a property with an existing well, fill out this application to transfer the ownership.
Well Closure Procedure
Abandoned wells can pose a threat of contaminating the aquifer below by providing a direct channel. Contaminants that enter the well directly reach into the aquifer with no opportunity for natural filtration by soils or geologic material. Older wells may be particularly vulnerable since they often have been inadequately sealed or may have a deteriorated well casing. Texas law makes the landowner responsible for plugging abandoned wells and liable for any water contamination or injury. To find more information about well plugging you can visit the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee’s website .
POSGCD offers Grants to help a landowner pay for plugging a well. The District will pay 100% of the cost to plug up to a total District expense of $2,500. For more information on the District’s Grant Program click here.
Well inspections are in most cases not mandatory but are provided by the District, if needed. If you would like your well inspected, contact our office and we will send a staff member to your well in a timely manner. You can reach us by calling 512-455-9900.
There are several resources for well owners to ensure utmost care is taken of their well. The Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) program partners with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and other agencies to provide educational training for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their drinking water. Check their website for upcoming classes and information about groundwater sources, water quality, water treatment, well maintenance, and more.
If you have concerns of contamination in your well, or would like to take protective measures, call the office for assistance or follow these safety measures.