Conn. Agencies Regs. § 25-128-35 - Scope of regulations

(a) Well drilling contractors and registered drillers. The regulations shall apply to any person who engages in the industry, procedures, or operation, full time or part-time, for compensation or otherwise, of obtaining water from a well or wells by drilling or other methods , or of drilling geothermal bore holes. A well drilling contractor is any person regularly offering to the general public such person's own services , or the services of any such person's employees , in the industry of obtaining water from a well for any purpose or use , or in the industry of drilling geothermal bore holes.
(b) Abandoned wells or geothermal bore holes. The regulations shall apply to any person who abandons and permanently discontinues the use of a well or geothermal bore hole, or to any person who is responsible by law for the abandonment of a well or geothermal bore hole except as provided by section 25-134 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(c) Special exception for farmers. The regulations shall not require a person who personally constructs a well on property owned or leased by such person, intended for use only for farming purposes on such person's farm, to obtain a certificate of registration or a permit, as provided by section 25-132 of the Connecticut General Statutes. A completion report shall be filed pursuant to section 25-128-62 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. A well that is constructed pursuant to this special exception shall not be converted to a public well unless such well was constructed by a registered well driller contractor, has a well drilling permit issued by the local director of health and a completion report, and such conversion is approved by the Department of Public Health.
(d) Well development. The regulations shall apply to any person who performs work on a well for the purpose of increasing the yield of a well or otherwise improving the quality or quantity of water that might be obtained from a well.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 25-128-35
Effective May 21, 1993; amended 7/8/2022

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