Nev. Admin. Code § 534.378 - Construction of well: Measures required if artesian condition is encountered

1. If an artesian condition is encountered in a well, the well driller shall, in addition to complying with the provisions of subsections 2 and 3 of NRS 534.060, ensure that unperforated casing extends through the confining strata above the artesian zone. The annular space between the casing and the walls of the borehole must be sealed by placing neat cement, cement grout or bentonite chips by tremie pipe in an upward direction from the top of the artesian zone to the level necessary to prevent the leakage of artesian water above or below the surface. If bentonite chips are used, the chips must be placed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
2. Any flow of artesian water must be stopped completely in the manner set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 534.060 before the drill rig is removed from the drill site.


Nev. Admin. Code § 534.378
Added to NAC by St. Engineer, eff. 12-30-97; A by R009-06, 6-1-2006; R039-12, 6-29-2012; A by R068-20A, eff. 12/29/2020; A by R068-20CAP, eff. 6/23/2021
NRS 534.020, 534.060, 534.110

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