§ 45.1-278

Developing exploration hole as water well

If any exploration hole drilled for the purpose of determining the location, quantity or quality of uranium ore indicates a stratum or source of potable fresh water which could be developed pursuant to established EPA safe drinking water standards for a community water system, upon the request of the owner of the property on which the exploration hole is located and on application to and approval by the Chief, who shall secure concurrence from the Department of Health, the well, in lieu of being plugged and abandoned, may be developed and completed as a water well. The development and completion of an exploration hole as a water well shall be performed in accordance with applicable state water control law and regulation.


1982, c. 269.


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