Keep Presumption Noninjury Well On Divided Land
Under current law, a well that is exempt from the state engineer's administration and is used for domestic purposes is afforded a rebuttable presumption that the use of the well will not cause material injury to others' vested water rights or to any other existing well. If the land on which the exempt well is located is later divided into multiple parcels, the well loses that presumption. The act maintains the presumption of noninjury to vested water rights or other wells when the land on which the well is located is later divided and use of the well continues to meet certain requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)