Water Management Plans

Posted December 7, 2011

Effective August 29, 2011, West Virginia Code of State Rules § 35-8 mandates that all horizontal well permit applications submitted to the Office of Oil and Gas include a Water Management Plan if more than two hundred ten thousand (210,000) gallons of water will be used in conjunction with drilling, fracturing, or stimulating that well.  Water Management Plan/Water Addendum application forms and instructions are now available below.

Water Management Plans for Horizontal Drilling Permits: 

Water Management Plan Application - UPDATED: 05/15/2014
Water Management Plan Introduction Memo 

Water Management Plan Instructions - UPDATED: 5/15/2014  

Water Management Plans for Centralized Impoundments or Pits:

The application below is to be used when applying for a Centralized Impoundment or Pit Certificate of Approval:

Water Management Plan Application for Centralized Impoundments UPDATED: 5/15/2014 

Entrainment and Impingement Prevention, Best Management Practice.

Entrainment and Impingement Prevention BMP  UPDATED: 8/18/2015

The link below will direct you to the WV DEP Water Guidance Tool :

WVDEP Water Withdrawal Guidance Tool