2019 Tennessee Code
Title 69 - Waters, Waterways, Drains and Levees
Chapter 10 - Well Drilling
§ 69-10-103. Drilling requirements -- Inspections.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 69-10-103 (2019)
  • (a) It is unlawful, and a violation of this chapter, for any person to drill a water well or geothermal well within this state, unless the following provisions are complied with:

    • (1) The driller of such well shall be licensed as provided in § 69-10-102;

    • (2) The driller shall, at all times during the drilling of such well, keep posted in a conspicuous location, at or near the well being drilled, a copy of the appropriate license; and

    • (3) The driller of a water well or geothermal well, after the completion of the drilling of each well, shall deliver to the commissioner upon forms to be supplied by the commissioner, a report of well driller by a date determined by the commissioner to contain at least the following information:

      • (A) The name and address of the well owner;

      • (B) The location of the well;

      • (C) The date upon which the well was completed; and

      • (D) The log of the well.

  • (b) The commissioner shall have the authority to inspect and approve or disapprove, based on the requirements of this chapter, the drilling of any water well or geothermal well, the installation and repair of well pumps or water treatment devices, the installation and repair of all conduits, valves, or other appurtenances that convey water between the well and any building, structure or any water discharge point.

  • (c) All water wells and geothermal wells shall be drilled, dug, constructed, altered, maintained, and closed in accordance with all standards and requirements established by rules promulgated under this chapter.

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