NR 812.44(5)(b)12. 12. The existence of any visible cross-connection either between the private water piping system and a sewerage piping system or between the well and a community water system.
NR 812.44(5)(b)13. 13. The existence of a driven-point (sand-point) well installed on or after February 1, 1991 for which a well construction report is not available or a driven-point well of any construction date that has less than 25 feet of well casing pipe, not including the screen.
NR 812.44(5)(b)14. 14. The existence of noncomplying nonpressure conduit, either horizontal or vertical.
NR 812.44(5)(b)15. 15. The existence of a noncomplying hand pump.
NR 812.44(5)(b)16. 16. The existence of an offset pump or offset pump piping that is not located at least 12 inches above a basement floor.
NR 812.44(5)(b)17. 17. The existence of a noncomplying yard hydrant installed upstream of the pressure tank after October 1, 2014, or the existence of any yard hydrant installed in or on a well.
NR 812.44(5)(b)18. 18. The existence of any visible noncomplying pump suction pipe, discharge pipe, or noncomplying water supply piping.
NR 812.44(5)(b)19. 19. The existence of noncomplying flowing well installation.
NR 812.44(5)(b)20. 20. The existence of a check valve in a noncomplying location.
NR 812.44(5)(b)21. 21. The lack of a complying well seal or well cap.
NR 812.44(5)(b)22. 22. Noncomplying casing height above grade or above a floor.
NR 812.44(5)(b)23. 23. The pump electrical wires at the wellhead are not properly enclosed in conduit.
NR 812.44(5)(b)24. 24. The well and pressure system lacks a sample faucet either on the tee of the pressure tank or upstream of the pressure tank.
NR 812.44(5)(b)25. 25. The sample faucet is noncomplying.
NR 812.44(5)(b)26. 26. The existence of an extreme health or safety hazard not noted elsewhere on the inspection form.
NR 812.44(5)(b)27. 27. The well casing pipe at the ground surface is less than six inches in diameter for wells terminating in limestone, dolomite, shale, quartz, or granite.
NR 812.44(5)(c) (c) The following comments or items of concern shall be noted on the inspection form:
NR 812.44(5)(c)1. 1. The existence of a driven-point well installed before February 1, 1991, with a strong likelihood it contains less than 25 feet of casing pipe below the ground surface, not including screen.
NR 812.44(5)(c)2. 2. The inability of the contractor to find a well construction report for the well in department records either because one was never filed, the report had an incorrect geographic location, or the report was misfiled in department records.
NR 812.44(5)(c)3. 3. The existence of a well located in a special well casing depth area.
NR 812.44(5)(c)4. 4. The existence of a two-wire submersible pump, manufactured prior to 1979, in a well.
NR 812.44(5)(c)5. 5. Evidence of some corrosion, but not serious corrosion, on the visible portion of the well casing pipe.
NR 812.44(5)(c)6. 6. The existence of a well having an inaccessible or difficult location with respect to any future well construction or rehabilitation work.
NR 812.44(5)(c)7. 7. The existence of a well having an inaccessible or difficult location with respect to any future pump installation work.
NR 812.44(5)(c)8. 8. The existence of a non-vermin proof well cap or well seal. The cap or seal is required to be replaced with an approved vermin-proof cap or seal whenever any well drilling or pump installing work is done on the well and pressure system which involves removal of the well cap or well seal.
NR 812.44(5)(c)9. 9. The inspector may note any concerns regarding the condition, capacity or performance of the well and pressure system in the inspection, including well or pump yield, though it is not required for a property transfer well inspection.
NR 812.44(5)(d) (d) The inspector shall indicate whether the well and pressure system comply with this chapter; comply with this chapter with the exception of needing a more comprehensive search or additional research; or does not comply with this chapter.
NR 812.44 History History: CR 13-099: cr. Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14.
subch. VII of ch. NR 812 Subchapter VII — Citations
NR 812.45 NR 812.45Citations. The department may take enforcement action against any person who violates any of the provisions listed in sub. (1). The department shall consider the severity, duration, frequency, and environmental or health risks of the violation. The department will evaluate and address violations in accordance with the department stepped enforcement process. The department shall provide written notice of a violation and provide an opportunity to meet pursuant to s. 280.98 (4), Stats., before issuance of a citation.
NR 812.45(1) (1) Citations may be issued for violations relating to any of the following:
NR 812.45(1)(a) (a) Licensing and registration as provided in this chapter, ch. 280, Stats., or s. NR 812.26 (9).
NR 812.45(1)(b) (b) Disinfection requirements, as provided under ss. NR 812.22 (4), 812.27 (5), 812.41 (1), or 812.42 (13).
NR 812.45(1)(c) (c) Sampling and reporting requirements, as provided under ss. NR 812.04 (2), 812.09 (4) (a) 3., 812.10 (11) or (12), 812.22 (6), (7), (8), (9), or (10), 812.26 (3) or (8), 812.27 (6), 812.41 (3) or (4), 812.42 (13), or 812.44 (3) or (4).
NR 812.45(1)(d) (d) Water systems that were installed before February 1, 1991, as provided under s. NR 812.42.
NR 812.45(1)(e) (e) Well or drillhole filling and sealing, as provided under s. NR 812.09 (4) (a) 5. or 812.26.
NR 812.45(2) (2) Prior to issuing a citation under par. (b), the department shall do all of the following:
NR 812.45(2)(a) (a) Issue a written warning outlining the violation.
NR 812.45(2)(b) (b) Schedule an enforcement conference with the alleged violator. The alleged violator is allowed to bring a representative to the enforcement conference.
NR 812.45(3) (3) If the alleged violator does not attend the enforcement conference or make alternative arrangements to the department's satisfaction, the department shall consider the requirement of s. 280.98, Stats., to be met, and shall base its enforcement decision on all available information.
NR 812.45 History History: CR 13-099: cr. Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 10-1-14; correction in numbering made under 2. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2014 No. 705.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 51. Line A. Percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by caving material. Well casing pipe shall extend to the 25-foot depth or 10 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater. The well casing pipe shall be 2 inches minimum diameter and may be driven from the ground surface.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The well casing pipe may be driven from the ground surface.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 52. Line A. Rotary methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by caving material. Well casing pipe shall extend to the 25-foot depth or 10 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal diameter of the well casing pipe. During construction the upper enlarged drillhole shall be maintained at full diameter by circulating drilling mud.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 53. Line B. Percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by non-caving material. Well casing pipe shall extend to the 25-foot depth or 10 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
@ The upper enlarged drillhole shall extend to the bottom of any non-caving material or to the 20-foot depth, whichever is the lesser. As an alternative to constructing an upper enlarged drillhole, granular (8-mesh) bentonite may be mounded surrounding the well casing pipe during driving.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 54. Line B. Rotary methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by non-caving material. Well casing pipe shall extend to the 25-foot depth or 10 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal diameter of the well casing pipe. During construction the upper enlarged drillhole shall be maintained at full diameter by circulating drilling mud.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 55. Line C. Percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with at least 40 feet of overlying caving material.
The well casing pipe may be driven from the ground surface.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 56. Line C. Rotary methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with at least 40 feet of overlying caving material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal diameter of the well casing pipe. During construction the upper enlarged drillhole shall be maintained at full diameter by circulating drilling mud.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 57. Line D. Percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with at least 40 feet of overlying non-caving material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall extend to the bottom of any non-caving material or to the 20-foot depth, whichever is the lesser. As an alternative to constructing an upper enlarged drillhole, granular (8-mesh) bentonite may be mounded surrounding the well casing pipe during driving.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 58. Line D. Rotary methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with at least 40 feet of overlying non-caving material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal diameter of the well casing pipe. During construction the upper enlarged drillhole shall be maintained at full diameter by circulating drilling mud.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 59. Line E. Percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with less than 40 feet of overlying non-caving material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
Upper enlarged drillhole (diameter at least 2 inches larger than nominal well casing pipe diameter). For well casing pipe with welded joints only.
For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal diameter of the well casing pipe.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal well casing pipe diameter.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 60. Line E. Percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with less than 40 feet of overlying caving material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
For well casing pipe with welded joints only. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal diameter of the well casing pipe.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 61. Line E. Rotary methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with less than 40 feet of overlying caving material.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 62. Line E. Rotary methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in all types of bedrock with less than 40 feet of overlying non-caving material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal well casing pipe diameter.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 63. Line F. Rotary and percussion methods for low capacity* and nonpotable high capacity wells in limestone and dolomite with less than 10 feet of overlying material.
*Not including school or wastewater treatment plant wells.
The upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 2 inches larger in diameter than the nominal well casing pipe diameter for well casing pipe with welded joints. For threaded and coupled well casing pipe, the diameter shall be at least 4 inches larger than the nominal well casing pipe diameter.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 64. Line G. Percussion methods for potable high capacity, school, and wastewater treatment plant wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by caving material. The well casing pipe shall extend to the 60-foot depth or 20 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
The diameter of the upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 3 inches larger than the outside of diameter of the well casing pipe or well casing pipe couplings, if used. The diameter of the well casing pipe and lower drillhole shall be at least 6 inches.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 65. Line G. Rotary methods for potable high capacity, school, and wastewater treatment plant wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by caving material. The well casing pipe shall extend to the 60-foot depth or 20 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
The diameter of the upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 3 inches larger than the outside diameter of the well casing pipe or well casing pipe couplings, if used.
During construction the upper enlarged drillhole shall be maintained at full diameter by circulating drilling mud.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 66. Line H. Percussion methods for potable high capacity, school, and wastewater treatment plant wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by non-caving material. The well casing pipe shall extend to the 60-foot depth or 20 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
The diameter of the upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 3 inches larger than the outside diameter of the well casing pipe or well casing pipe couplings, if used.
- See PDF for diagram PDFFigure 67. Line H. Rotary methods for potable high capacity, school, and wastewater treatment plant wells in unconsolidated aquifers overlain by non-caving material. The well casing shall extend to the 60-foot depth or 20 feet below the static water level, whichever is greater.
The diameter of the upper enlarged drillhole shall be at least 3 inches larger than the outside diameter of the well casing pipe or well casing pipe couplings, if used.
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