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Chapter NR 812
WELL CONSTRUCTION AND PUMP INSTALLATION
Subchapter I — General
NR 812.01   Purpose.
NR 812.02   Applicability.
NR 812.03   Cooperation with the department.
NR 812.04   Contracts for noncomplying installations.
NR 812.05   Disposal of pollutants; injection prohibition.
NR 812.06   Drinking water standards.
NR 812.07   Definitions.
NR 812.08   Water well, reservoir and spring location.
NR 812.09   Department approvals.
NR 812.091   Product and component approvals.
Subchapter II — New Water Well and Heat Exchange Drillhole Construction and Reconstruction and Filling and Sealing of Wells and Drillholes
NR 812.10   Well driller and well constructor requirements.
NR 812.11   Well construction equipment and materials.
NR 812.12   General drilled type well construction requirements.
NR 812.13   Drilled wells terminating in unconsolidated formations.
NR 812.14   Drilled wells in bedrock formations.
NR 812.15   Flowing wells.
NR 812.151   Heat exchange drillhole location and construction requirements.
NR 812.152   Construction requirements for potable high capacity wells, potable school wells, and wastewater treatment plant wells.
NR 812.16   Gravel packs.
NR 812.18   Welding procedures.
NR 812.19   Well plumbness and alignment.
NR 812.20   Grouting and sealing.
NR 812.21   Liners.
NR 812.22   Well rehabilitation and batch chlorination.
NR 812.23   Driven point wells.
NR 812.24   Dug type well design and construction.
NR 812.25   Springs.
NR 812.26   Well and drillhole filling and sealing.
Subchapter III — Requirements for New Pump Installations and Water Treatment
NR 812.27   Pump installer requirements.
NR 812.28   Pump installation equipment and supply pipe.
NR 812.29   Height of finished well.
NR 812.30   Vermin-proof well caps and seals.
NR 812.31   Pitless adapters and pitless units.
NR 812.32   Pumps.
NR 812.33   Water storage vessels.
NR 812.34   Sample faucets.
NR 812.35   Yard hydrants.
NR 812.36   Pits.
NR 812.37   Water treatment.
NR 812.38   Injection of fertilizers or pesticides for agricultural purposes.
NR 812.39   High capacity well water level and water usage measurement.
NR 812.40   Above ground pumphouses.
NR 812.41   Disinfection, flushing and sampling.
Subchapter IV — Standards for Existing Installations
NR 812.42   Criteria for evaluation.
Subchapter V — Variances
NR 812.43   Variances.
Subchapter VI — Property Transfer Well Inspections
NR 812.44   Property transfer well inspections.
Subchapter VII — Citations
NR 812.45   Citations.
Subchapter VIII — Water sampling, analysis and reporting requirements
NR 812.46   Water sampling, analysis and reporting requirements.
Ch. NR 812 Note Note: Chapter NR 112 as it existed on September 30, 1975 was repealed and a new Chapter NR 112 was created effective October 1, 1975. Chapter NR 112 as it existed on January 31, 1991 was repealed and a new Chapter NR 112 was created effective February 1, 1991; Chapter NR 112 was renumbered Chapter NR 812 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, September, 1994, No. 465.
subch. I of ch. NR 812 Subchapter I — General
NR 812.01 NR 812.01Purpose.
NR 812.01(1)(1)The purpose of this chapter is to establish uniform minimum standards and methods in conformity with chs. 280 and 281, Stats., for:
NR 812.01(1)(a) (a) Obtaining or extracting groundwater for any purpose; and
NR 812.01(1)(b) (b) Protecting groundwater and aquifers from contamination through adequate construction and reconstruction of water systems.
NR 812.01(1)(c) (c) Evaluating, locating, and identifying wells and pressure systems at the time of a property transfer.
NR 812.01(2) (2)This chapter shall govern the location, construction or reconstruction, maintenance and inspection of wells and water systems and heat exchange drillholes, the filling and sealing of wells and drillholes and the installation and maintenance of pumping and treatment equipment.
NR 812.01 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1991, No. 421, eff. 2-1-91; am. (1) (a), Register, September, 1994, No. 465, eff. 10-1-94; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 1998, No. 516; CR 13-096: am. (2), CR 13-099: cr. (1) (c), am. (2) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14; 2015 Wis. Act 197 s. 42 Register April 2016 No. 724.
NR 812.02 NR 812.02Applicability.
NR 812.02(1)(1)For the purposes of construction and installation, the provisions of this chapter apply to all new and existing water systems and drillholes with the following exceptions:
NR 812.02(1)(a) (a) Wells governed under ch. NR 141, unless they are high capacity wells, in which case ch. NR 812 also applies.
NR 812.02(1)(b) (b) Any community water system governed under chs. NR 809, 810, and 811.
NR 812.02(1)(c) (c) Nonpotable surface water systems.
NR 812.02 Note Note: Certain diversions of surface water for nonpotable uses require a permit under ch. 30, Stats.
NR 812.02(2) (2)For the purposes of filling and sealing, the provisions of this chapter apply to all drillholes and wells including elevator shaft drillholes, unsuccessful or noncomplying heat exchange drillholes, mining exploration drillholes not regulated by ch. NR 132 or subch. III of ch. 295, Stats., and wells and drillholes not regulated by s. NR 141.25.
NR 812.02(3) (3)For the purposes of the prohibition of the underground placement of any substance as defined in s. 160.01 (8), Stats., the provisions of this chapter apply to all wells and drillholes.
NR 812.02(4) (4)The requirements of s. NR 812.08 do not apply to water withdrawal or use that is associated with mining operations or bulk sampling regulated under subch. III of ch. 295, Stats.
NR 812.02 Note Note: Private water systems and noncommunity water systems, located in counties delegated authority to administer this chapter under ch. NR 845, are subject to county permit requirements.
NR 812.02 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1991, No. 421, eff. 2-1-91; am. (1) (a) and (2), cr. (3), Register, September, 1994, No. 465, eff. 10-1-94; correction in (1) (a) and (b) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1994, No. 465; CR 13-099: am. (1) (b), (2) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14; CR 13-057: am. (2), cr. (4) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; correction in (2) made under 35.17, Stats., Register July 2015 No. 715.
NR 812.03 NR 812.03Cooperation with the department.
NR 812.03(1)(1)Well drillers, pump installers and well constructors shall, when requested by the department, give notice to the department, as specified in the notice of request, at least on the department work day prior to the day upon which any well construction or reconstruction or any part thereof, any well filling and sealing operation or the installation of any pumping equipment, will be commenced. Heat exchange drillers shall notify the department no less than one work day prior to constructing or reconstructing a heat exchange drillhole.
NR 812.03(3) (3)Well and heat exchange drillers and well constructors shall contact the department to determine if any special construction is required if the well or heat exchange driller or well constructor proposes to construct or reconstruct a well or heat exchange drillhole on a property that is located within the service area of a municipally owned water system.
NR 812.03(4) (4)Well and heat exchange drillers and well constructors shall, when requested by the department, contact the department to determine if any special construction is required if the well or heat exchange driller or well constructor is engaged to construct a new well or heat exchange drillhole or reconstruct an existing well because the existing well or heat exchange drillhole is known to contain contaminants in excess of the drinking water standards in ch. NR 809.
NR 812.03 Note Note: Properties that are identified by the department as having residual contamination and continuing obligations can be found by searching the Wisconsin Remediation and Redevelopment Database which is available on the department's website at dnr.wi.gov, search “WRRD.”
NR 812.03(5) (5)Heat exchange drillers shall contact the local water supply utility in order to determine whether the project is located within a wellhead protection area or within 400 feet of a municipal well.
NR 812.03 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1991, No. 421, eff. 2-1-91; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1994, No. 465; CR 00-111: am., Register October 2001 No. 550, eff. 11-1-01; CR 13-096: am (1), (3), (4), cr. (5), CR 13-099: am. (1), r. (2) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14.
NR 812.04 NR 812.04Contracts for noncomplying installations.
NR 812.04(1)(1)Well and heat exchange drillers, pump installers and well constructors shall ensure that the construction and reconstruction of wells, heat exchange drillholes or the installation of pumping equipment adheres to all the applicable provisions of this chapter or to approved comparable construction or installation requirements. Well and heat exchange drillers, pump installers and well constructors may not enter into any agreement, written or oral, for construction, reconstruction or installation which does not require compliance with the applicable provisions of this chapter or with approved comparable construction or installation requirements.
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