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Water Well Registration

The District registers water wells to develop and maintain an inventory of water wells within its jurisdiction.  In addition to the location of specific water wells, the inventory is used to track the construction details (when available), grandfathered status, exemption status, and operational status of each water well.  The well inventory serves as the foundation for the District's efforts to gather and assemble aquifer monitoring information such as water level measurements and water quality information.  ​The District continually updates the well inventory with corrections and additions of new wells.

Contact Mike Benavides, Compliance Specialist to discuss matters related to water well registration at:

  • phone: (361)579-6863
  • email:


January 24, 2023  - Drilling Permits and Notices of Intent to Drill Wells

Drilling permits are no longer required to drill water wells within Calhoun County.  However, any person drilling a water well must provide the district with written notice of intent to drill a well before the start of drilling activities. A guidance document, a blank Notice of Intent to Drill a Well (NIDW Form), and a blank Application to Register a Well (ARW Form) have been assembled in the New Well Packet.

Well drillers are encouraged to submit completed Notice of Intent to Drill a Well (i.e., NIDW Form) to the district by email at and retain a copy of the submitted form for their records. 


Water Well Logs

Water well logs, also known as driller's logs and well reports, that have been submitted electronically by well drillers can be viewed and downloaded from a system maintained by the Texas Water Development Board.  The system enables users to search for logs in a variety of methods including map-based searches and advanced text queries.
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