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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 1. GENERAL STATE POWERS OVER WATER [100 - 540]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )
  

CHAPTER 2.5. Miscellaneous Powers of Department [205 - 347]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1956, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 52. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Surveys, Investigations, and Distribution of Water [225 - 238]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

  
231.  

The department, either independently or in cooperation with any person or any county, state, federal or other agency, shall investigate and survey conditions of damage to quality of underground waters, which conditions are or may be caused by improperly constructed, abandoned or defective wells through the interconnection of strata or the introduction of surface waters into underground waters. The department shall report to the appropriate California regional water quality control board its recommendations for minimum standards of well construction in any particular locality in which it deems regulation necessary to protection of quality of underground water, and shall report to the Legislature from time to time, its recommendations for proper sealing of abandoned wells.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 482.)