Well Construction

The EAA issues permits for all new construction, reconstruction, or closure to wells that withdraw groundwater from, or pass through, the Edwards Aquifer. The purpose of this well construction permit program is to ensure that certain quality standards aimed at preventing waste or contamination of groundwater through poorly constructed or deteriorated wells. 

Anyone who intends to drill a well into or through the Edwards Aquifer, must file one of the following applications for a permit with the EAA.
Application for Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Permit
Application for Drilling Through the Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Permit 

Please print, complete the appropriate application, and mail to:

Edwards Aquifer Authority
Attention: Well Construction Program
900 E. Quincy
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Please include a check or money order for the processing of each application as follows: $35 for each Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Application submitted; and $25 for each Drill Through the Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Application submitted. 

If you have any questions, please call the EAA Aquifer Protection Team at (210) 222-2204 or (800) 292-1047.

For your reference, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation maintains a list of licensed Well Drillers which can be found at the following address http://www.license.state.tx.us/LicenseSearch/