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SB 76 - Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells - Wisconsin Key Vote

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Title: Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells

Title: Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells

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Title: Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces laws regulating the replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of high-capacity water wells.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that no additional approval or fee is required for the owner of an approved high-capacity well to perform any of  the following actions (Sec. 3):

    • Repair or maintain an existing high-capacity well;

    • Reconstruct a high-capacity well for the purupose of preventing contamination;

    • Build a replacement high-capacity well that is substantially the same depth and either within a 75-foot radius of the existing well or farther from the nearest groundwater protection area than the existing well; or

    • Transfer the approval at the same time that the owner transfers the land on which a well is located.

  • Requires the Department of Natural Resources to evaluate designated areas of water in order to determine whether existing groundwater withdrawals are causing a significant reduction in water levels (Sec. 4).

Title: Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells

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