Rule 5.1 Registration of New Wells:
A) All new wells, except leachate wells, extraction wells, injection wells,
monitoring wells, and dewatering wells, must be registered by the well owner, well
operator, or water well driller prior to being drilled. Registration may be
submitted by mail or electronically, using a form provided by the District.
The District staff shall review the registration and make a preliminary determination
on whether the well meets the exclusions or exemptions provided in Rule 5.8, and
shall inform the registrant of their determination within five business days.
If the preliminary determination is that the well is excluded or exempt, the registrant
may begin drilling immediately upon receiving the approved registration.
B) It shall be a violation of these Rules for a well owner, well operator,
or water well driller to drill any well without the approved registration form filed
with the District.
The information above is very important. It could mean the differnce between
a well that requires a permit or not. It could also mean the difference between
a well that is ultimately granted or denied a permit.
*Select intended use:
Provide detailed description of intended use. If commercial or industrial,
describe type of business, number of employees, type of product produced or sold,
etc. If for new house or development, include construction start date.
If agricultural, include crop type and acreage.
Describe any other water supply available at this location. For example, is
there a municipal water line available for potable service or a canal or other raw
water source for non-potable uses?
*Does the "well owner" own any other well in Harris or Galveston county?
If yes, explain:
*Is this well replacing an existing well?
If yes, give well no. of well being replaced
length of time owned or leased:
If this well is a replacement well, what will be the status of the old well?
If status of old well is "In Use", explain:
The use of the well may be limited some time in the future if some other source
of water becomes available.
Rule 5.8 Exclusions and Exemptions:
a. Single-Family Dwelling Wells Excluded: A well with a casing
diameter of less than five inches that serves only a single-family dwelling is excluded
from the permit requirements of these Rules. Serving only a single-family dwelling
means the well supplies groundwater for use inside one home for domestic use. Domestic
use includes water used inside the home for any purpose and may also include use
outside the home for landscaping irrigation, irrigating a garden or providing water
to domestic livestock.
b. Exemptions: The permit requirements do not apply to: (i) windmills
serving a well with a casing diameter of four inches nominal or less, (ii) monitoring
wells, (iii) leachate wells (iv) extraction wells, (v) injection wells, or (vi)