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Requirements and Procedures for Private and Commercial Water Wells

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* The Requirements and Procedures for Water Wells are formulated as a handbook for easy reference and include the follow topics:

Authority for regulation

Definitions of commonly used terms

Pathway to Water Availability Approval

  1. Well Water Availability Approval for New Construction
  2. Well Water Availability Approval Utilizing a Well Water Treatment Device

Water Availability Requirements

  1. Water Availability Requirements for New Residential and Commercial Construction
    1. When proposing to utilize a Public/Municipal Water Supply
    2. When proposing to utilize a Private Residential Water Well
    3. When proposing to utilize a Shared Well
  2. Rebuilding Following a Fire or other Natural Disaster

Well Construction

Well Yield Testing

Water Quality Requirements

  1. Water Quality Standards
  2. Use of Treatment Devices to Meet Water Quality Requirements

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