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NR 812 rule changes

To maintain groundwater protection and protect drinking water and public health across Wisconsin, DNR has worked with key industry stakeholders and the general public to update ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code [exit DNR]. NR 812 contains state standards for location, construction, maintenance and inspection of wells and water systems and heat exchange drillholes, for the filling and sealing of wells and drillholes and for the installation and maintenance of pumping and treatment equipment. These NR 812 rule revisions address three major areas.

  1. Correct errors or unclear language.
  2. Streamline existing processes and requirements.
  3. Update construction standards which have not been revised for over 20 years.

Changes to chapter NR 812, Wisconsin Administrative Code (NR 812) are complete.

Final rule changes are in effect as of July 1, 2020.

What are the changes?
A three page Changes to NR 812 Information Sheet is also available. This information sheet provides a summary of the changes to each section of the rule.

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