Snapshot Rules and Regulations of the
Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District
RULE 3.102 PREREGISTRATION FOR ALL NEW WELLS
(a) A completed preregistration application (Notice of Intent to Drill), furnished by the District,
shall be filed with the District at least five (5) business days prior to drilling of any new well.
(b) Preregistration shall include but is not limited to the following information:
(1) name, address, and phone number of well owner;
(2) name and phone number of the driller;
(3) well location - including the county, section, block, survey number, abstract number,
longitude and latitude; and
(4) proposed well use;
(c) The preregistration application shall be signed by the landowner or his duly appointed agent,
including a partner, operator/lessee, driller, or any other person who has the authority to
construct the well and/or operate the well for the proposed use.
(d) The preregistration application may be submitted either by hand delivery, mail, telephonic
document transfer, telephone or e-mail.
RULE 3.105 RE-REGISTRATION
(a) If the owner, or operator/lessee, of a registered well plans to change the use of the water,
increase the production rate of the water, or to substantially alter the size of the well or well
pump in a manner that does not require a permit, the owner shall notify the District within
sixty (60) days after completion of the alterations.
(b) If the alterations would require the well to be permitted, the owner, or operator/lessee, shall
apply for a permit in compliance with Section 3. Well Registration and Permits, Subsection
2. Permits prior to completion of the alteration.
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.
RULE 5.102 MINIMUM SPACING OF ALL WELLS
(a). All new wells, both exempt and non-exempt, 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) No new well may be drilled closer than three hundred thirty (330) feet to any property line,
except within the City of Sterling City.