Carlsbad may change an ordinance on drilling around the city’s water supply.
The Current-Argus reports the city council next month may put language in it that requires a permit to drill anywhere around Sheep Draw Well Field.
Sheep Draw provides almost all of the groundwater for the municipal water system.
The ordinance dates back to 2000. It protects water from contamination.
The desire for revisions stems from Devon Energy’s recent application to drill an oil well on the edge of the Wellhead Protection Areas.