NOTICE:   COVID-19 Precautions in Effect – Call Us First! The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is remaining fully functional at this time, however, we encourage online or TeleServices as opposed to office visits. Prevent the spread of COVID-19 by accessing forms in advance at or complete the process by calling 806-935-6401. For well permits, test hole permits, or well registrations, please help us protect our community by utilizing remote services whenever possible. Appointments will be accepted for in-person services if necessary. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to safely provide timely services to the District.

North Plains Groundwater Conservation District

Maintaining our way of life through conservation, protection, and preservation of our groundwater resources.


The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is charged with conserving, protecting and preserving the Ogallala aquifer and other water resources in the northern Texas Panhandle. This we achieve through setting policy, education programs, District-provided services, and through the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies.

The District issues water well permits, collects groundwater information, performs water quality analyses, provides a number of well system tests and other services. Extensive databases are used to store, retrieve, and analyze the groundwater information for the District in its Groundwater Management Plan.

If you are interested in learning more please contact our office at 806-935-6401 or e-mail us at


2019 Production Reports Due

The 2019 Production Reports were mailed or emailed by December 5, 2019. If you have not received your reports or are missing any reports, please […]

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Low-Interest Loan Program Approved

Media Contact: Julia Stanford, or 806-935-6401
At their September 5th meeting, the Texas Water Development Board approved a loan of $1,000,000 to North Plains Groundwater […]

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