Groundwater Well Registration

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In order to promote orderly use and distribution of water, Nebraska state laws have provided protection of groundwater supply under a permitting system for public water suppliers and industrial water users, along with a centralized repository of information about groundwater wells.

 

The Director of Natural Resources may grant and administer permits to public water suppliers: (a) To locate, develop, and maintain ground water supplies through water wells or other means and to transport water into the area to be served; and (b) to continue existing use of ground water and the transportation of ground water into the area served.

Nebraska Revised Statutes Sections §§46-638 to §§46-650 shall be known and cited as the Municipal and Rural Domestic Ground Water Transfers Permit Act. 

The Legislature finds and declares that a permit system is necessary to protect Nebraska's ground and surface water resources and existing water users in situations where industrial users withdraw significant quantities of ground water from the aquifers of the state and in situations where such ground water is transferred from the water well site for use at another location.

Nebraska Revised Statutes Sections §§46-675 to §§46-690 shall be known and cited as the Industrial Ground Water Regulatory Act. 

 

The Director of Natural Resources may grant and administer permits to public water suppliers: (a) To locate, develop, and maintain ground water supplies through water wells or other means and to transport water into the area to be served; and (b) to continue existing use of ground water and the transportation of ground water into the area served.

Nebraska Revised Statutes Sections §§46-638 to §§46-650 shall be known and cited as the Municipal and Rural Domestic Ground Water Transfers Permit Act. 

The Legislature finds and declares that a permit system is necessary to protect Nebraska's ground and surface water resources and existing water users in situations where industrial users withdraw significant quantities of ground water from the aquifers of the state and in situations where such ground water is transferred from the water well site for use at another location.

Nebraska Revised Statutes Sections §§46-675 to §§46-690 shall be known and cited as the Industrial Ground Water Regulatory Act. 

 

 

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