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Well deadline coming up
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
People with water wells that have recently been included in the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District have a few days left to obtain temporary permits for their wells and avoid the normal $500 application fee. According to a press release from the district, owners of domestic and livestock non-Edwards wells don’t need a permit, but they do need to register in order to help the district keep track of water resources. However, owners of other types of non-Edwards wells – like those used for businesses, public water supply, irrigation, schools and churches – are required to file applications for a temporary permit by Sept. 19 to continue pumping water. The $500 application fee has been waived during this grace period. Details about registration and permitting can be found here, and an interactive map of the new BSEACD territory can be found here.
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