Well Registration Process

To register or report on your well click here: https://registration-prairielandsgcd.org

Note: The following document is intended to provide general guidance to registrants and is not a substitute for the specific requirements of the Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District Rules. This document should not be relied upon by a registrant in lieu of review and understanding of the District Rules. 

Water Production Reports and Fees (Non-exempt wells only)


Existing Non-exempt wells must be registered with the District by June 30, 2011, and owner of an existing non-exempt well must install a meter by July 1, 2011. Beginning July 1, 2011, the owner or operator of a non-exempt well shall read each meter associated with a well at least monthly. The owner or operator of a non-exempt well must keep a log of the meter readings and pumpage so that it is available for inspection by the District at reasonable business hours. 

Water Production Reports shall be submitted to the District semiannually. Deadlines for submission of these reports and applicable fees are September 1 and March 1 of each year.

The District is offering a Monthly Reporting Incentive Program pursuant to Rule 7.4 for all non-exempt well owners who report their own meter readings on-line monthly. This program saves 10% on water usage. You may sign up for this program in January of each year, and the reporting and fee payments are due by the last day of the following month (example: January's reporting and payment is due by the last day of February). If a month is late or missed, the account will revert to Semi-Annual reporting, and the discount will be forfeited. 

Failure to Make Payments


If a well is determined to be in violation of the District Rules for failure to make payment of Water Use Fees or Groundwater Transport Fees on or before the 60th day following the date such fees are due pursuant to Rule 7.3(a) or 7.4(c), the well owner or operator shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed three times the amount of the outstanding Water Use Fees or Groundwater Transport Fees due to owing, in addition to a late fee penalty, and may also be subject to additional enforcement mechanisms provided by law or by order of the Board.

Registration Form Process 

  • Step 1 - Submit Application for Well Registration and deposits/fees to the District. ($200 refundable Well Report Deposit and a non-refundable $250 Well Registration Fee per well)

  • Step 2 - District Manager reviews the Application for Well Registration and determines it to be administratively complete within five business days after the date of receipt of an Application for Well Registration and applicable deposit and fees are received.

  • Step 3 – Once the Application for Well Registration is approved or denied, the General Manager will inform the registrant in writing by regular mail of the approval or denial, as well as whether the well meets the exemptions provided in District Rule 201 or whether it is subject to the metering, fee payment, and reporting requirements by phone, fax, or email.

  • Step 4 – A registrant has 120 days from the date of approval of its application to drill and complete the new well. Once drilling is complete the driller’s completion report is due to the District within 60 days of completion.

  • Step 5 – Once the driller’s completion report is received by the District, the well registration process will be completed.

  • Step 6 – Upon completion of the well registration process, the refundable Well Report Deposit will be reimbursed to the registrant.