46-6 GROUNDWATER AND WELLS
GROUNDWATER AND WELLS
Vested rights defined.
Filing of vested right claim by claimant of vested right to groundwater--Hearing--Mandatory filing--Waiver of right.
Appropriation of groundwater authorized.
Annual withdrawal of groundwater not to exceed recharge--Exception for water
Collection, preservation, and publication of data on underground water.
Rules and regulations governing large capacity wells--Criteria and contents.
Well driller license--Fee--Issuance.
Well driller or well pump installer license--Revocation.
Well driller's license or well pump installer's license required for certain persons.
Well pump installer license--Fee--Issuance.
Certain persons exempt from well pump installer license requirements.
Well pump installers and well drillers prohibited from performing certain acts
without appropriate license.
Wells to be constructed so as to prevent waste--Methods of construction,
specification by board.
Records of well construction required.
Inspection of wells by chief engineer or state geologist.
Measurement of flow and pressure of wells by chief engineer.
Waste of water from large capacity well prohibited.
Uncontrolled artesian well--Definition--Owner to notify board of size and
Uncontrolled artesian well from oil and gas exploration--Notice to chief engineer.
Plugging abandoned or forfeited well by owner--"Owner" defined.
Rules and regulations of board relating to wells.
Control of large capacity well required.
Liability for damages to domestic and municipal wells.
Domestic and municipal well protection--Enforceability--Fees and costs.
Permits may be denied or conditioned to protect domestic or municipal wells or
Plugging, sealing, or capping abandoned wells required--Rules.
Geological survey to plug unused wells.
Plugging or controlling large capacity well by chief engineer--Costs.
Order of chief engineer for proper construction or repair of well--Plugging or
Plugging or controlling well by chief engineer--Bidding provisions.