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The Cross Section Newsletter:(A news publication of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1) January 2024

In this edition of news from HPWD:

  • Annual Water Level Observations in Progress
  • Permit Application Statistics
  • Research and Demonstration Grant Applications 
  • Upcoming events
  • Texas water news and drought updates

 Annual water level observations in progress

Since January 2, HPWD staff members have measured about 350 observation wells.  The first counties measured were Castro, Deaf Smith, and Parmer.  We are currently rechecking some sites in those counties and will have preliminary results soon.  The preliminary results for other counties will be shared on our website as the initial data is checked for accuracy.

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Permit Application Statistics

Administratively Complete Permit Applications for December 2023


Research and Demonstration Grant Applications for 2024

Are you seeking funding for a water conservation research, demonstration, or education project? The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) is now accepting requests for proposals. HPWD is looking for innovative ideas that will help conserve water.

 Proposals are due no later than Monday, February 5, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.

Proposals received by the deadline will be reviewed by the HPWD Research/Demonstration Committee, which shall make recommendations to the Board.  Applicants are to be notified by the end of March concerning the decision of the Board.

Research and Demonstration Grant Application

Upcoming Events

Texas Water News and Drought Updates

  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) seeks input on rulemaking for on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs).  In many areas of Texas, city sewer systems are not available, so residents use OSSFs (septic systems) for wastewater treatment.   More resources for homeowners are available here.
  • The drought conditions map and the monthly outlook are updated.
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