Snapshot of ICWCD Rules
RULE 3.101 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Well registration is required for all existing and future wells, whether exempt or non-exempt, within the District and shall be filed in the District Office on a form(s) and in the manner required by the District.
RULE 3.106 VIOLATION OF DISTRICT RULES
(a) It is a violation of the District Rules for a well owner, operator/lessee, or water well driller to drill any well until a preregistration application (Notice of Intent to Drill) has been filed with the District and approved.
(b) It is a violation of the District rules for a well owner, operator/lessee to produce groundwater from a non-exempt well that has not been issued a permit.
RULE 5.101 DRILLING WELLS AT UNAPPROVED LOCATIONS PROHIBITED
It is a violation of these Rules for a well owner, operator/lessee, or water well driller to drill a new well that does not comply with the spacing and location requirements of this subsection.
RULE 5.102 MINIMUM SPACING OF ALL WELLS
(a). All new wells, both exempt and non-exempt, must comply with the spacing and location requirements established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as set forth under Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 76, Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers Rules, and must comply with the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as set forth under Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 285, On-Site Sewage Facilities.
(b) In NO case may an exempt well be drilled closer than ten (10) feet to any property line as per the metes and bounds in accordance with Rule 7.301.
RULE 5.103 ADDITIONAL SPACING REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-EXEMPT WELLS
(a) No non-exempt wells shall be drilled closer than three hundred thirty (330) feet to any property line as per the metes and bounds, and six hundred sixty (660) feet to any existing or proposed exempt or non-exempt well completed in the Edwards/Trinity (Plateau) or Lipan Aquifers.
(b) No non-exempt wells shall be drilled closer than six hundred sixty (660) feet to any property line, as per the metes and bounds, and one thousand three hundred twenty (1320) feet to any existing exempt or non-exempt well completed in the Dockum Aquifer (aka: Santa Rosa).