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Irion County Water Conservation District

Contact: Diana Thomas
General Manager
208 N. Park View
Mertzon, Texas 76941
Enabling/Major Legislation: Created: Acts 69th Legislative Session (1985) SB 206 Special District Local Laws Code Chapter 8845
Link To Current Enabling Legislation:
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It:
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them:
Number Of Counties: 2
Counties Covered: All of Irion County and a very small portion of Tom Green County
Income Source: Tax
GCD Population: Less than 5 Thousand
Community Type: Rural
Largest Use: Agricultural
Selection of Board Members: Elected
Number of Board Members: 5
GMAs: 7
Exempt Wells: We currently exempt domestic wells on less than 10 acres and do not restrict pump size for domestic wells
Reporting Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: No
Spacing Requirements: Permitted wells must be at least 330 feet from a property line and 660 feet from another permitted well. We do have an exemption form available that must be signed by the adjoining landowner. Rule revision in progress to increase spacing for Dockum wells to 660 feet from property line and 1320 feet from other Dockum wells.
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): Annual authorized withdrawal limits established by permit.
Do you have a well plugging program? No
Does your district offer any financial assistance or in kind services for plugging? No
Do you offer water quality testing? Yes
Do you have a newsletter? No
How can someone subscribe to your newsletter? NA
Do you offer educational outreach? Yes

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