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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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.
This course, designed for both landowners and lessees, addresses the legal and economic issues surrounding grazing, hunting and livestock leases. Topics addressed include average cash lease rates, common payment structures, legal issues, and key terms to be included in lease agreements.
This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.
This publication explains what happens to rainwater in a watershed and discusses practices that can help prevent excess runoff, avoid erosion, increase forage or plant production, and protect water quality.
This manual is intended for use as an instructional guide accompanying a short course discussing wastewater loading to onsite wastewater treatment systems.