Who Owns Texas Groundwater & How Can it be Used
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Who Owns Texas Groundwater & How Can it be Used

Who Owns Texas Groundwater? 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, Central Texas landowners may use or sell all the…