Stage I Water Conservation Period (May 1 – Sept. 30) - Voluntary Reduction in Pumping

Regulatory Program

The Regulatory Compliance Team is responsible for a wide range of the District’s responsibilities including:

  • Drought Management
  • Pumpage Tracking/Compliance Assessment
  • Rule Making
  • Rule and Well Construction Standard Interpretation
  • Permitting
  • Enforcement
  • Well Inspections
  • Well Plugging
  • Drilling Oversight

Regulatory Compliance Team members have also actively attended and participated in community outreach and regional development and planning groups and served as District liaisons to local municipalities, political subdivisions, permittees, and licensed drillers and pump installers in the area.

A littany of materials are available on-line.

Regulatory Information Web Resources:

Conservation Rate Structures page:
Rate structures are primarily designed to provide revenue stability and to maintain equitable cost of service. However, rate structures can go well beyond the main objectives and provide an excellent opportunity for a utility to promote water conservation. This page provides more detials on the District's Rule requirement for submitting Conservation Rate Information, as well as additional resources/

Permitting page:
All wells drilled within the District boundaries must be registered with the District. This page explains the different types of permits and provides the various permitting forms and guidance documents needed to help navigate through the permitting process.

Well Regulations page:
This page details requirements for construction, development, and completion of wells; describes guidelines for required aquifer tests; and provides additional resources.

Drought Management page:
All permittees are required to implement water conservation/restriction measures based on the declared drought stage. This page explains the need for drought stage pumping restrictions and provides general User Drought Contingency Plans that can serve as templates.

Enforcement page:
This page describes the enforcement process for non-compliant permittees and documents noncompliant permittees by month.

DFCs and MAGs page:
The District works jointly with other Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCDs) to make policy decisions that determine the volume of groundwater pumpage available for permitting in its Groundwater Management Areas (GMAs). The pages within this section outline how GCDs estimate groundwater availability (which is referred to as the Managed Available Groundwater value or "MAG"), Desired Future Conditions (DFCs) for aquifers managed by BSEACD, and how minimum DFCs can be preserved in times of extreme drought.

Forms page:
This page is currently under construction, but in the future will provide pertinent forms for District groundwater users and permittees.