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.
Registration Form Process
Water Production Reports and Fees (Non-exempt wells only)
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 semi-annually. Deadlines for submission of these reports and applicable fees are August 1 and February 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 online monthly. This program saves 10% on water use fees. 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.
All non-exempt wells must obtain a permit. Existing non-exempt wells (wells with an approved registration prior to January 1, 2019) will obtain a Historic Use Permit. New wells will obtain an Operating Permit.
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(b), 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.