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Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District

Contact: Andy Garza
General Manager
365 La Parra
Sarita, Texas 78385
Enabling/Major Legislation: Acts 2003, 78th R.S.,ch. 1152, General and Special Laws of Texas
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: 7
Counties Covered: Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, Hidalgo & Willacy
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: GMA 16
Exempt Wells:
Reporting Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Spacing Requirements: Distance of new water well from property line= - Less than or equal to 20 gpm: 100' from property line - 20 to 250 gpm: 5 feet per every gallon per minute - Greater than 250 gpm: 10 feet per every gallon per minute
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): Existing non-exempt wells: The annual Production Limit will be the highest annual production from the Well during the five years prior to October 8, 2008, plus 25 % or a reasonable amount for purpose of Beneficial Use of Groundwater without Waste, based on information submitted with the application, plus 25 %. New non-exempt wells: The Production Limit will be based on the number of contiguous acres either owned by the Well Owner or for which the Well Owner has Groundwater production rights. This is referred to as the Production-LimitAcreage. The Production Limit for a New Non-Exempt Well Operating Permit, the application for which is deemed Administratively Complete March 21, 2018 shall be 0.75 acre-inch/acre/year.
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? N/A
Do you offer educational outreach? Yes

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