Water Resources Review Committee. The bill requires the state engineer to employ a minimum of 4 water well inspectors in the state's water well inspection program.
The bill requires the state board of water well construction and pump installation contractors, on or before November 1, 2020, to promulgate rules for identifying high-risk water wells that should be prioritized for inspection. Thereafter, the state engineer shall use the rules to identify high-risk water wells and shall prioritize the inspection of high-risk water wells.
The bill clarifies that money in the well inspection cash fund shall be appropriated to and expended by the state engineer only for the well inspection program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)