OAR 690-220-0095
Abandonment of Dug Wells


Abandonment of a dug water supply well shall be approved by the Department before work is started. The Department shall be notified of the proposed abandonment. The notification shall include:




Name of the owner;


Well diameter;


Well depth;


Depth to water;


Type of well casing or liner material if any; and


The proposed method of abandonment.


A method to be used in the abandonment will be approved by the Department if the method will adequately protect the ground water resource. Dug wells penetrating more than one water bearing zone shall be abandoned in a manner to eliminate the possibility of leakage from one water bearing zone to another.


The well shall be abandoned by a licensed Water Supply Well Constructor, a landowner with a landowner well construction permit and bond, or by a landowner in the presence of the watermaster or other Department representative.

Source: Rule 690-220-0095 — Abandonment of Dug Wells, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=690-220-0095.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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