The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) department set the depths to protect our natural fresh water zones on interest in Texas. By law, the surface casing of a well must extend 20’ beyond the depth of a fresh water zone as determined by the RRC. The surface casing is cemented back to the surface to protect these fresh water bearing zones.
Please contact the Gas Well Inspector at 817-276-4254 or [email protected] for general inquiries and concerns related to provisions of the City's drilling regulations. For other concerns, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has jurisdiction over well permitting and inspections, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has jurisdiction over environmental concerns. Please contact the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) at www.rrc.state.tx.us or 512-463-7288.