The UTGCD board hasn’t finished hammering out all the details but so far the plan to protect our water from injection well pollution includes filing an objection to all new disposal/injection well permits. The board wants to negotiate location of future wells so nearby water wells can be monitored for chemicals.
Water district plans rules for injection wells
Published Sunday, February 10, 2008
By Brandon Evans
The district also plans to have the company in question pay for testing the water samples.
“We need to protect the quality of the water and protect it for future generations,” said John Gibbon, Wise County’s second member on the UTGCD board.
Recently, an area injection well was shut down after repeated violations.
Messenger Article: State takes back injection well permit
Bluedaze reporting: An Injection well, Up Close and Personal: The End
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