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Real-Edwards Conservation & Reclamation District

Contact: Joel Pigg
General Manager
234 Evergreen
Leakey, Texas 78873
830-232-5733
http://www.recrd.org/
Enabling/Major Legislation: Created by Act of May 6, 1959, 56th Leg., R.S., ch. 341, 1959 Tex. Gen. Laws 749. Amended by Act of May 29, 1989, 71st Leg., R.S., ch. 594, ? 1, 1989 Tex. Gen. Laws 1973. Amended by Act of May 27, 1989, 71st Leg., R.S., ch. 663, ? 1, 1989 Tex. Gen. Laws 2178. Amended by Act of May 24, 1993, 73rd Leg., R.S., ch. 640, ?? 1-3, 1993 Tex. Gen. Laws 2412. Amended by Act of May 20, 2003, 78th Leg., R.S., ch. 635, ?? 1-3, 2003 Tex. Gen. Laws 2039. Amended by Act of May 13, 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., c
Link To Current Enabling Legislation: http://recrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SB447_56R.pdf
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It: http://recrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Management-Plan-2014.pdf
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them: http://recrd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rule-Revision-2016-Final.pdf
Number Of Counties: 2
Counties Covered: Real and Edwards
Income Source: Both
GCD Population: 5 Thousand -10 Thousand
Community Type: Rural
Largest Use: Exempt
Selection of Board Members: Elected
Number of Board Members: 9
GMAs: 7
Exempt Wells: No
Reporting Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Spacing Requirements: A new well may not be drilled within: 50 feet from the property line of any adjoining landowner provided the well is located at the minimum horizontal distance from the sources of potential contamination as outlined in 8.1, (c). 100 feet of an existing well, except Replacement Wells as outlined in Section 12 of these rules. A well must be located a minimum horizontal distance of 50 feet from any watertight septic tank. Water wells shall be a minimum horizontal distance of 150 feet from any concentrated source of pollution, such as existing or proposed livestock or poultry yards. A well shall be located a minimum horizontal distance of 100 feet from an existing or proposed septic system absorption field. The distances given for separation of wells from sources of potential contamination may be
Production Limitations (Non-Exempt Wells): In an effort to protect the aquifers in the District by minimizing the drawdown of the water table, preventing the reduction of artesian pressure, preventing the interference between wells, preventing the degradation of water quality and to prevent waste, the maximum allowable production shall be as follows: Production limits for permitted well(s) or well fields shall be 2 Acre-Feet per contiguously owned acre per year, as that term is defined by these rules. A contiguous acre shall only be counted one time for purposes of determining the amount of groundwater production authorized under this rule. Production limits as defined above are based on the total acreage in the District. This amount may be lowered by the Board as necessary to achieve the Desired Future Conditions for the aquifers in the District and for areas where depletion is a factor and is reasonably necessary to protect existing use (36.116(a)(2)(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)). This amount may be increased by the Board on a case by case basis, provided the applicant or permit holder conducts a minimum of 36-hour pum
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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