HPWD Approve New Rules for Users

LUBBOCK -- New rules are approved by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District. 

1.5-acre feet per year can be used for each acre which touches another.

Well users can have a reserve of .5-acre feet. 

And water users can self-report with meters, but they have to pay for them. 

There are also new protections if you voluntarily install a new well.

Water users helped develop these new rules. 

There is a tool on the hpwd's website, to help explain follow this link.

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