Well Construction

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

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 (PDF)

Application for Drilling Through the Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Permit (PDF)

Please print, complete and mail the appropriate form 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. The cost is $25 per Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Permit (PDF) application; and $25 per Drilling Through the Edwards Aquifer Well Construction Permit (PDF) application.

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

For a list of licensed well drillers visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation website.

More forms and information may be found in the business center under Manage My Well.