IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
42-3913. Minimum standards — Rules and regulations — Adoption. The water resource board shall adopt minimum standards for the construction or abandonment of deep injection wells. Such standards shall require each deep injection well to be so constructed as to protect the ground water of this state from waste and unreasonable contamination. Each licensed well driller or operator will be furnished with a copy of the adopted standards, and will be required to construct each deep injection well drilled after the effective date of said rules and regulations in compliance with the determined standards. Failure by a licensed driller to comply with such standards shall constitute cause for revocation of the well driller’s license in accordance with section 42-238, Idaho Code.
The water resource board shall also adopt minimum standards for the construction and abandonment of shallow injection wells. Any person who constructs or abandons a shallow injection well without complying with such standards shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
[42-3913, added 1971, ch. 301, sec. 13, p. 1235; am. 1974, ch. 20, sec. 48, p. 533; am. 1984, ch. 155, sec. 14, p. 378; am. 2011, ch. 110, sec. 9, p. 291.]