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Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XVIII. Public Health § 223.440. Records of water well drillers

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(1)  A water well driller certified under KRS 223.425 shall keep a record of each water well that is constructed, altered, or sealed after July 13, 1984, and shall furnish a signed copy of such record to the cabinet within thirty (30) days after the completion of the construction or alteration.  A copy of the record shall be furnished to the property owner by the driller within thirty (30) days of completion of the well.  Each record required under this section shall be in a form prescribed by the cabinet and shall show:

(a) The name and address of the owner of the well and the persons constructing or altering the well;

(b) A sketch showing the distance from any road, intersection, septic tank drain fields and permanent structures;

(c) The dates of commencement and completion of the construction or alteration of the well;

(d) The depth, diameter, and type of casing;

(e) The kind of joint couplings;

(f) Information on screens and type of completion;

(g) The discharge in gallons per minute and the shut-in pressure in pounds per square inch of a flowing well;

(h) The static water level with reference to the land surface and estimation of well yield, and the drawdown with respect to the amount of water yielded per minute;

(i) The kind, nature, approximate thickness and water-bearing capacity of the material in each stratum penetrated that shows the presence of water, with at least one (1) entry for each change in rock types;

(j) The type and amount of disinfectant used and the date of disinfection;  and

(k) A water well driller's assistant shall not be authorized to certify records related to the construction, modification, abandonment, or testing of a water well.

(2)  Where the well is for potable use the well driller shall be responsible for having the well tested for fecal coliform and the initial disinfection of the well.  The driller shall provide the well owner and the cabinet with the written results of any and all testing and a written assurance that the well has been properly disinfected, within thirty (30) days of well completion.

(3)  A copy of the record shall be furnished by the cabinet to the Kentucky Geological Survey.

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