Groundwater Protection - Edwards Aquifer Authority

The multi-faceted groundwater protection program includes locating, identifying and assessing all Edwards wells, prioritizing a list of known abandoned wells and implementing the required action for reducing potential risks to groundwater quality. Initiatives designed to protect water quality in the area of the Recharge Zone include: Special handling and storage of regulated materials; assessing and monitoring conservation easements; improving the implementation and maintenance of rural and urban best management practices; and training first responders to reduce potential Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone (EARZ) impacts resulting from accidents and emergencies. Additionally, the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program (EAPP) and Edwards Aquifer State Resource Concern (EA SRC) programs also protect natural recharge quality and quantity.

Abandoned Well Public Campaign