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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