SB15-224 - Building Foundation Well Permit Exemption

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning A Permitting Exemption For Systems That Remove Groundwater From Soils That Are Adjacent To Foundations.

Current law requires a permit to drill a water well. Section 1 of the bill specifies that neither a permit nor a replacement plan is needed for a system in a designated groundwater basin that collects and removes groundwater for the purpose of facilitating the use of land that would otherwise be adversely affected due to the presence of groundwater if the system does not penetrate a confining layer, and the farthest point of the collection system is no more than 10 feet from a building's foundation, the removed groundwater is not used for purposes other than collecting and removing groundwater from soils that are adjacent to a building's foundation, and the removed groundwater is returned directly into the aquifer. Section 2 makes an analogous exemption for areas of the state outside of designated groundwater basins.

Latest update: April 15, 2015
04/15/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
03/26/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/20/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

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