The Water Well Registration Program enables the District to track and categorize water wells within Victoria County. The information developed through this program is necessary to calculate exempt-use well pumping, protect existing wells, facilitate communication between the District and well owners, and support the Districts efforts to manage the aquifers in Victoria County in a sustainable manner.
The Water Well Permitting Program enables the District to ensure that well owners adhere to the applicable District rules. Through the processing of permit applications, the District preserves historic use of grandfathered, non-exempt wells, authorizes the drilling of new or replacement wells, and authorizes groundwater production from new (non-grandfathered), non-exempt wells.
The Aquifer Monitoring Program enables the District to evaluate the condition of the aquifers within Victoria County. In particular, water level monitoring supports the District's efforts to limit overall drawdown of the aquifers while water quality monitoring supports the Districts efforts to ensure the usablility of the aquifer is not significantly diminished. The District also investigates complaints regarding groundwater usage and well conditions that may constitute waste or result in contamination of the aquifer.
The Water Conservation and Education Program enables the District to promote activities that conserve and preserve the water resources of Victoria County. The District promotes activities such as rainwater harvesting, efficient use of groundwater, conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water, prevention of subsidence, prevention of waste, brush management, recharge enhancement, and elementary and high school education activities.
The Aquifer Science Program gathers and develops information that is used to manage the aquifer and develop policies and rules that are beneficial to the long-term sustainablility of aquifers within Victoria County.
The Water Planning Program enables the District to influence and participate in regional water planning efforts. In particular, the District actively participates in the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region L) which develops water management strategies focused on addressing predicted water needs within the region and Groundwater Management Area 15 which develops Desired Future Conditions for the groundwater resources within the region.