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82a-1203. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Construction of water wells" means all acts necessary to obtaining groundwater by any method for any use including, without limitation, the location of and excavation for the well.

(b) "Person" means any individual, association, firm, partnership, corporation or governmental entity.

(c) "Sand point" or "well point" means any driven well which is 25 feet or less in depth and is constructed by manually driving into the ground a drive point fitted to the lower end of tightly connected sections of pipe that are 2 inches or less in diameter.

(d) "Domestic uses" means the use of water by any person, family unit or household for household purposes, the watering of livestock, poultry, farm and domestic animals used in operating a farm or the irrigation of lands not exceeding a total of two acres in area for the growing of gardens, orchards or lawns.

(e) "Secretary" means the secretary of health and environment.

(f) "Water well" means any excavation that is drilled, cored, bored, washed, driven, dug, jetted or otherwise constructed, when the intended use of such excavation is for the location, diversion, artificial recharge or acquisition of groundwater.

(g) "Water well contractor" or "contractor" means any person who constructs, reconstructs or treats a water well. The term shall not include:

(1) An individual while in the act of constructing a water well on land which is owned by such individual and is used by such individual for domestic purposes at such individual's place of abode, but only when the well is constructed in compliance with prescribed minimum well standards as provided in this act; or

(2) an individual who performs labor or services for a licensed water well contractor at such contractor's direction and under such contractor's supervision.

History: L. 1973, ch. 417, § 3; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 172; L. 1989, ch. 311, § 1; July 1.

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