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42-330. Record of boring of artesian well; contents; record and statement to be filed with register of deeds. Any person sinking or boring for an artesian well shall cause to be kept thereat a record of the work, setting forth the name and post-office address of the proprietor of such well, or of the person causing such well to be sunk or bored, the name of the contractor therefor, and the name of the person actually in charge of the work; the particular location thereof, specifying the particular forty acres and the part thereof whereon the same is situated; if in any city or town, the particular lot or block or other subdivision upon which or nearest to which the same is situate; the date of commencement of work in sinking or boring such well (which may be the commencement of the work of placing machinery therefor); all suspensions of the work and the duration and cause of such suspension; the time of completion of the work or final cessation thereof; the different strata passed through, and the depth at which each thereof shall be reached and passed as near as may be, showing also each flow of water obtained, and each vein of water or water-bearing strata passed through, and the depth thereof, from the surface, numbering each flow or vein of water consecutively from the surface, and the height to which or the distance from the surface the water rises in such well after penetrating each separate flow or vein of water; and at the completion of the well, or at the cessation of work thereon, he shall, without first closing or shutting off the flow therefrom, cause to be ascertained the flow thereof, if a flowing well, in cubic feet per second or decimal fractions thereof; and within a period of thirty days next after completion of such well, or the cessation of work thereon, the proprietor thereof shall make or cause to be made and file in the office of the register of deeds of the county wherein the said well is situate, a statement or certificate, verified by his affidavit or the affidavit of the person in charge of the work, setting forth all the matters aforesaid, the particular vein or flow of water claimed to be appropriated by means of said well, and the total amount of water so claimed to be appropriated in cubic feet per second or decimal fractions thereof, if such well be a flowing well (otherwise the distance from the surface at which the water customarily stands), what part or parts of such well is or are cased, and the interior diameter or diameters of such casing or casings.

History: L. 1891, ch. 133, art. 4, ยง 10; May 20; R.S. 1923, 42-330.

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