The Well Protection Program supports the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s (EAA’s) mission to effectively manage and protect the aquifer by accounting for all wells (operational and non-operational) and ensuring they are properly constructed and maintained. Wells in poor condition pose a significant risk of contamination to the aquifer. Through the program, EAA staff documents and inspects registered wells, looks out for unregistered wells and searches for abandoned wells. Here is a list of FAQs regarding our Well Protection Program (PDF).
Proper Well Maintenance
Responsible well ownership begins with you. You can minimize problems and protect your water by establishing a routine maintenance schedule based on your well’s features and your specific water supply needs. Helpful information on inspection, keeping well records, water sampling your well, and a well protection checklist can be found in this section.