Prior to performing well stimulation treatment on an oil or gas well, well operators are required to hire an independent third party to identify property owners or tenants of property located within a 1,500-foot radius of the wellhead or within 500 feet of the surface representation of the horizontal path of the subsurface parts of the well. The third party agency then sends the identified owners and tenants a
Well Stimulation Treatment Neighbor Notification Form, which indicates, among other things, the earliest date upon which the well stimulation treatment may be performed. Well stimulation treatment cannot commence until at least 30 days after all required notices have been provided.
This advance notice provides an opportunity for certain neighboring property owners or tenants whose property contains an existing water well or surface water suitable for drinking or irrigation purposes to obtain water quality testing.