Shared Well Agreement Texas

Shared Well Agreement Texas

Synopsis: This article discusses the most important and preferred provisions of common well agreements for households that regulate drinking water services for fewer than 15 services[1] or 25 people or less. [2] These contracts include provisions relating to the transfer, maintenance, use and execution of real property that operates with the country served and that is expected to be in the process of moving there. Specific termination rules ensure continuity of services, even if certain service connections and user obligations are terminated. While most landowners can imagine sharing a well with their current neighbor, few people consider sharing a well with someone who is not an initial party to the deal. The best agreements consider neighbours who do not get along with each other: the provisions are easily understandable and do not encourage disputes, since the performance of a given party is clearly indicated on its purpose and the time limit for performance, with explicit penalties for non-compliance, such as for example. B the termination of water service at the end of the term. The easiest way for the parties to indicate their purpose for the well is to explicitly limit the well to domestic use. Idaho exempts domestic use of groundwater from most permit and royalty requirements. [7] Idaho defines domestic uses as “water for homes, organizing camps, public campsites, livestock, and for any other use, including irrigation of half a hectare (1/2) of a hectare if the total use is not more than thirteen thousand gallons (13,000) gallons per day.” [8] However, if the owner of the land uses water for multiple subdivisions of ownership, trailer fleets, businesses or businesses, it is limited to 2500 gallons per day. [9] For many landowners, limiting their agreement to domestic uses will cover their water needs.

If the use of the parties goes beyond the legal definition of domestic use, they must acquire new water legislation. If a well needs to be repaired, the agreement must specify who is responsible for the repair.