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Water Wells and Drilled or Mined Shafts (Texas)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Investor-Owned Utility
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Program Info
State 
Texas
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Fees
Provider 
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The drilling, excavation, and construction of a water well or mine shaft requires a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (previously known as the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission). With respect to mine shafts, the Commission will only grant a permit if surface and ground waters can be protected from pollution.