July 2016

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Texas groundwater law is derived from the English common law rule of "absolute ownership." This law and its interpretation essentially provide that groundwater, once it has been captured by a well and delivered to the surface, belongs to the landowner. As such, landowners may use or sell all the water they can capture from below their land. Groundwater is governed by the "rule of capture", which grants landowners the right to capture the water beneath their property. This rule allows landowners to pump as much water as they chose, without liability to surrounding landowners who might claim that the pumping has depleted their wells.

What is Groundwater?

Water found below the earth's surface in the crevices of soil and rocks is called percolating

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