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Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District

Contact: Diana Thomas
General Manager
612 4th Street
Sterling City, Texas 76951
325-378-2704
http://www.sterlinguwcd.org/index.php
Enabling/Major Legislation: Created: Acts 70th Legislative Session (1987) HB 2587 Special District Local Laws Code Chapter 8814
Link To Current Enabling Legislation: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/SD/htm/SD.8814.htm
Link To management Plan Or Instructions On Where To Find It: http://www.sterlinguwcd.org/management-plan
Link To District Rules Or Instructions On Where To Find Them: http://www.sterlinguwcd.org/rules
Number Of Counties: 2
Counties Covered: All of Sterling 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: GMA 7
Exempt Wells: We currently exempt domestic wells on less than 10 acres
Reporting Requirements: Yes, for all permitted wells
Reporting Frequency: Annual
Meter Requirements: No
Spacing Requirements: All wells must be at least 330 feet from a property line, all permitted wells must be 660 feet from another permitted well. We do have an exemption form available that must be signed by the adjoining landowner.
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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