Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) created the Groundwater Well Assistance Program (GWAP) to assist owners of water wells in the Carrizo-Wilcox in Burleson and Milam Counties by identifying water wells expected to experience loss of service due to water levels dropping below the pump which is caused by aquifer wide pumping and take corrective actions to prevent that loss of service.
In 2020, 47 wells were inspected, 24 wells required service for a total of $76,161. Of that amount, $17,653 was reimbursed by from fees collected by the District from commercial producers and exporters of water. As of February 28, 2021 an additional 14 wells were inspected for the year 2021, 9 of those wells required service for a total of $69,906 and $44,3003 was reimbursed. Because of the GWAP program, all necessary financial and technical assistance to owners of identified or affected wells is paid by POSGCD. Total Expense-to-Date including Science for evaluation and Well Service under GWAP is $219,528.
The process to participate in the GWAP is simple and easy! If you experience loss of service, or are concerned you might experience loss of service, contact the POSGCD staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-455-9900. The District staff will coordinate with you to perform an evaluation and investigation typically within 24 hours. If your well experiences loss of service due to water levels dropping below the pump, the District staff will work with you to assign a qualified professional to address your issues with corrective actions typically within 48-72 hours. For qualifying wells POSGCD pays the full expense!
The GWAP program is another example of how the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District accomplishes our mission to strategically manage the groundwater resources to Burleson and Milam counties in order to protect against aquifer depletion and pollution to ensure an adequate water supply for future generations.
For additional information, please visit: https://posgcd.org/groundwater-well-assistance/