Health and Safety

Department of Health

SECTION 23-1-5.7

§ 23-1-5.7. Well water purification licensing.

(a) The director of the department of health shall promulgate rules and regulations for the licensing of well water purification companies. The rules shall include minimum qualifications for testing and analysis of wells and shall set forth comprehensive criteria for the distribution of chemicals used in the treatment of drinking water and potable well water. Upon promulgation of the rules, no person, firm, partnership, or other business association shall engage in the business of well water purification without first obtaining a license from the director of health. The director may revoke the license for just cause. The director may charge an appropriate license or registration fee to cover administrative costs.

(b) The licensing provisions of this section shall not apply to state employees carrying out official business of the state. The regulations issued under this section shall not apply to the design, installation, and operation of recovery wells utilized to treat contaminated groundwater provided that this activity is authorized by the department of environmental management and that the wells are not used for drinking water purposes.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 220, § 1.)