Rule 4.2: Reporting Requirement related to Non-Exempt-Use Wells establishes the requirement for owners of water wells used to produce groundwater used for non-exempt-use purposes to the report groundwater production from those wells on an annual basis. Item 5 of Rule 4.2 states: "The well owner of a non-exempt-use well shall report the volume of groundwater produced from the non-exempt-use well for the previous calendar year (January 1 to December 31) during January of the current calendar year."
During the first week of January 2024, the Distict mailed "courtesy notices" of the need to report groundwater production for calendar year 2023 to registered owners of water wells recorded in the water well registry of the district that appear to be subject to the reporting requirements established under Rule 4.2. The courtesy notices are designed to assist and accomodate water well owners that prefer to submit paper-based reports to the District.
On February 15, 2024, the District mailed "courtesy notices" of potential violation of the rules of the district to registered owners of water wells recorded in the water well registry of the district that appear to be subject to the reporting requirements established under Rule 4.2 but had apparently failed to submit the required report by February 1, 2024.
On February 23, 2024, the District published an interactive map designed to assist well owners identify wells for which reporting is required and facilitate the submittal of accurate groundwater production reports for calendar year 2023.
Groundwater production reports can be submitted by:
- completing an electronic report using the ELECTRONIC GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION REPORT FORM (recommended);
- completing an electronic report using the Production Report Submittal Map;
- emailing a scanned hard-copy of the complete report to email@example.com;
- mailing a hard-copy of the complete report to VCGCD, 2805 N. Navarro St., Ste 210, Victoria, Texas 77901, or
- delivering a hard-copy of the complete report to the District at 2805 N. Navarro St., Ste 210, Victoria, Texas 77901.
Alternatively, water well owners of non-exempt-use wells that are required to report groundwater production for calendar year 2023 may print and complete the following blank, paper-based form for this purpose:Blank Groundwater Production Report Form
Water well owners are encouraged to retain a copy of groundwater production reports submitted to the District for their own records.
Contact Mike Benavides, Compliance Specialist to discuss matters related to groundwater production reporting at:
- phone: (361)579-6863
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org