Conn. Agencies Regs. § 25-128-43 - Casing of drilled wells

(a) The bottom end of the primary casing shall be equipped with a hardened drive shoe of the appropriate size.
(b) The casing shall extend at least six (6) inches above the land surface. Annular space shall be grout filled from the frost level to the bottom of the casing, except that, where special or unusual conditions exist, the annular space shall be filled with grout from the frost level to a distance of at least ten (10) feet below the land surface.
(c) Upon completion of the well unit and until such time as the well is equipped with a pump, the top of the casing shall be a metal cap fixed to prevent unwarranted access.
(d) The primary casing shall be new steel and shall be free of pits, breaks, or other serious imperfections. All casing pipes and couplings used shall have minimum weights and wall thicknesses per diameter, as specified in Table 1.
(e) In the event casing pipes are assembled together, they shall be joined by means of watertight welded joints, screw coupling joints, or slip joints. In the use of welded joints, the weld shall be at least as thick as the wall thickness of the well casing.
(f) In the event the diameter of a casing is reduced at any point along its length, the annular space between the larger and smaller casings shall be made watertight.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 25-128-43
Effective May 21, 1993; amended 7/8/2022

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