Special to the E-T

In its continuing effort to protect the groundwater resources of Comanche and Erath counties, the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (MTGCD) is offering materials and assistance to water well owners for plugging abandoned wells or capping unused wells. There are hundreds of abandoned wells within the district.

“Open wells are the major threat to the quality of our groundwater. The MTGCD wants to find and close as many as it possibly can,” said Johnny Wells, MTGCD’s field technician.

For assistance or questions, contact the MTGCD at 254-965-6705 (Erath County office) or by e-mail at mtgcd3@our-town.com.