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SB 239 - Amends Regulations for High Capacity Wells - Wisconsin Key Vote

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Title: Amends Regulations for High Capacity Wells

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends regulations for wells with the capacity to withdraw more than 100,000 gallons of water per day.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that if a high capacity well has been approved by the Department of Natural Resources, additional approval is not required for the following actions (Sec. 3):
    • Repair and maintenance of the existing well;
    • Construction of a new well to replace the existing well;
    • Reconstruction of the existing well; or
    • Transfer of ownership of the existing well.
  • Requires the Department to evaluate and model the hydrology of Pleasant Lake in Waushara Country and any other navigable stream or navigable lake located in a designated area to determine the effects of groundwater withdrawals (Sec. 4).

 

Title: Amends Regulations for High Capacity Wells

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