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(updated January 24, 2023)

Drilling permits are no longer required to drill water wells within Refugio 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:

New well packet with blank applications 2023-01-24

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. 

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