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Bandera County River Authority & Groundwater District

Contact: David Mauk
General Manager
440 FM 3240
Bandera, Texas 78003
(830) 796-7260
www.bcragd.org
Enabling/Major Legislation: Acts 1971, 62nd R.S.,ch. 629, General and Special Laws of Texas; Acts 1989, 71st R.S.,ch. 654, General and Special Laws of Texas
Link To Current Enabling Legislation: http://www.bcragd.org/history/
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/groundwater/docs/GCD/bcragwd/bcragwd_mgmt_plan2018.pdf?d=6397.899999981746
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them: http://www.bcragd.org/about/rules-regulations/
Number Of Counties: 1
Counties Covered: Bandera County
Income Source: Both
GCD Population: 10 Thousand-50 Thousand
Community Type: Rural
Largest Use: Exempt
Selection of Board Members: Elected
Number of Board Members: 9
GMAs: 9
Exempt Wells: Any well located or to be located on a tract of land larger than 5 acres.
Reporting Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells except wells producing less than 0.25 acre-feet
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells except wells producing less than 0.25 acre-feet
Spacing Requirements: 50 feet from property lines. 50 feet from septic and spray area. Variances may be granted on property line distance but not on septic distance. 50 feet from existing well for exempt wells. Non-Exempt wells that produce greater than 50 gpm or 40 acre-feet must be spaced 1,000 feet away from any existing well in the same production zone.
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): Annual authorized withdrawal limits established by permit, based on reasonable, non-speculative use and avoidance of interference with existing wells. Drought management has mandatory curtailments of authorized use indexed to drought stages.
Do you have a well plugging program? Yes
Does your district offer any financial assistance or in kind services for plugging? Yes
Do you offer water quality testing? Yes
Do you have a newsletter? Yes
How can someone subscribe to your newsletter? E-mail Corrina Fox (cfox@bcragd.org)
Do you offer educational outreach? Yes

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