The Hale County water well permit office has been relocated.

The announcement came from the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No 1. Friday morning.

The Hale County office is now located at the Great Plains Ag Credit office at 104 North Interstate 27 in Plainview.

Daleyn Schwartz is the new Hale County Secretary, and she can be reached at 806-296-2782 or by fax at 806-296-9351.

The Hale County office was located at the USDA-NRCS Plainview Service Center for the past 19 years.

Persons wanting to drill water wells producing more than 17.5 gallons of water per minute from the Ogallala Aquifer or Dockum Aquifer must first obtain a permit from the HPWD.

More information about the water well permit process is available by contacting the HPWD at 762-0181 or by email at permit@hpwd.com.