79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1537, Chapter 238 Page: 3 of 48
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S.B. No. 1537
1 groundwater reservoir if the water produced is not used for a
2 beneficial use or if the amount used is more than is reasonably
3 required for a beneficial use;
4 (C) the escape of groundwater from a groundwater
5 reservoir to any other reservoir or geologic strata that does not
6 contain groundwater;
7 (D) the pollution or harmful alteration of
8 groundwater in a groundwater reservoir by saltwater or other
9 harmful matter admitted from another stratum or from the surface of
10 the ground-;
11 (E) wilfully or negligently causing, suffering,
12 or allowing groundwater to escape or flow into a river, creek,
13 natural watercourse, depression, lake, reservoir, drain, sewer,
14 street, highway, road, or road ditch, or onto land that does not
15 belong to the owner of the well unless the discharge is authorized
16 by a permit, rule, or order issued by the commission under Chapter
17 26, Water Code;
18 (F) the escape of groundwater pumped for
19 irrigation as irrigation tailwater onto land that does not belong
20 to the owner of the well unless the occupant of the land receiving
21 the discharge granted permission for the discharge; or
22 (G) wilfully causing or knowingly permitting the
23 water produced from an artesian well to run off the owner's land or
24 to percolate through the stratum above which the water is found, as
25 prescribed by Section 11.205, Water Code.
26 SECTION 3. Sections 8801.002 and 8801.005, Special District
27 Local Laws Code, are amended to read as follows:
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1537, Chapter 238, legislative document, May 27, 2005; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth157587/m1/3/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.