Under current regulations and when the drilling process is managed properly, hydraulic fracturing is unlikely to harm your well water. However, the owner of a private water well who uses it as a source of drinking water is responsible for ensuring that the water is safe for consumption. Because the quality of well water can change, private well owners should have a water sample tested to serve as a baseline and then test periodically thereafter (typically once a year) to monitor the quality of water in their wells. This publication lists the recommended tests for water from wells near natural gas or oil development wells. (4 pages)
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This 130-page handbook covers why written leases are necessary, setting payments for leases, when landowners or lessees can be liable for injuries to a third party, drafting a valid liability waiver, and more.
An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.
Welcome to the Texas Watershed Steward online course! Here you will learn about watersheds, water quality, and watershed management and gain access to all of the information supplied in the face-to-face workshops we hold around the state.
This 2-page publication is aimed at helping children recover more quickly and fully by recognizing the symptoms of psychological trauma and taking steps to alleviate their stresses.