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55-156. Protection of water prior to abandoning of well; penalty for noncompliance. Prior to the abandonment of any well which has been drilled, is being drilled or may hereafter be drilled, the operator shall protect usable groundwater or surface water from pollution and from loss through downward drainage by plugging the well, in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the commission. Failure to comply with such rules and regulations shall be a severity level 10, nonperson felony.

History: L. 1982, ch. 228, § 9; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 228; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Groundwater Pollution I: The Problem and the Law," Robert L. Glicksman, George Cameron Coggins, 35 K.L.R. 142, 164, 165 (1986).


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