[174C-81] Definitions. As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms:

"Abandoned well" means any well that has been permanently discontinued. Any well shall be deemed abandoned which is in such a state of disrepair that continued use for the purpose of obtaining ground water is impractical.

"Installation of pumps and pumping equipment" means the procedure employed in the placement and preparation for operation of pumps and pumping equipment, including all construction involved in making entrance to the well, and establishing seals and repairs to existing installations.

"Pump installation contractor" means any person, firm, or corporation which is in the business of installing or repairing pumps and pumping equipment.

"Pumps and pumping equipment" means any equipment or materials utilized or intended for use in withdrawing or obtaining ground water. It includes seals, tanks, fittings, and controls.

"Repairs" means any change, replacement, or other alteration of any well, pump, or pumping equipment which requires a breaking or opening of the well seal.

"Well" shall be as defined in section 174C-3.

"Well construction" means the producing of any well, including the construction, alteration, or repair thereof, but excluding the installation of pumps and pumping equipment.

"Well driller" means any person, firm, or corporation which constructs, alters, or repairs wells.

"Well seal" means an approved arrangement or device used to cap a well or to establish and maintain a junction between the casing or curbing of a well and the piping or equipment installed therein, the purpose or function of which is to prevent pollutants from entering the well at the other terminal. [L 1987, c 45, pt of 2]

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