A permit issued by the district is required to drill or operate a well within the boundaries of the Southern Trinity Conservation District. Depending on the status of your well and the intended use of the groundwater produced, there are different permits for which you may apply. You may download the permit forms below and either type in the required information or print your responses with blue or black ink.
Types of permits: Historic Use Production Permit (HUPP) – the owner of a non-exempt well that was completed and operational prior to January 1, 2010, and that produced and used groundwater in any year during the Existing and Historic Use Period, was required to submit an application to the District for a Historic Use Production Permit no later than May 1, 2010.
Non-Historic Use Production Permit (NHUPP) – If the District determines that there is sufficient groundwater available for the District to issue Non-Historic Use Production Permits in a given aquifer, then the Board will issue a written order authorizing the filing and processing of applications for Non-Historic Use Permits for the applicable aquifer. If the District issues an NGUPP Authorization Order for a given aquifer, then no groundwater may be produced from that aquifer from a non-exempt well for which there is not an associated Historic Use Production Permit without first applying for and obtaining a Non-Historic Use Production Permit. If the District determines that there is not sufficient groundwater available for the District to issue Non-Historic Use Permits in given aquifer, then no groundwater may be produced from a non-exempt well for which there is not an associated Historic Use Production Permit.
Exemption – A well may be considered exempt if it is equipped to produce no more than 25,000 gallons of groundwater per day, is intended solely for domestic or livestock use and the well is located on a tract of land that is 10 acres or more in size.
For further information about the types and requirements of available permits, please see our KSELP-#1002369-v7-Southern_Trinity_(McLennan_County)_Groundwater_Conservation_District_Rules.