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DWR > Ground Water > Well Contractor Licensing (BOE) > Rules and Regulations

The Colorado Water Well Construction Rules (Rules) enable the Board  of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors (BOE) to protect the public health and preserve ground water resources by ensuring the proper construction and/or abandonment of wells, the proper installation of pumping equipment and the proper installation of cisterns. These Rules specify minimum standards for construction materials and methods.  

2nd Draft Proposed Changes to 2005 Rules - 6/26/2015

Draft Rulemaking Process Timeline - 2015-2016

1st Draft Proposed Changes to 2005 Rules - 2/10/2015

Download a PDF Fillable Comment Form HERE


The Rules are open for revisions in 2015.  

The BOE is interested in hearing from people involved in all aspects of the ground water community.  This web page will be your resource for the rulemaking process and provide you with an opportunity to submit comments.

The public process for this rulemaking is designed to give stakeholders ― all who may be affected by a change in the rules ― the opportunity to present their thoughts, ideas, and reasoned opinions on any proposed changes.  A series of public meetings are planned to make sure your voice is heard and to identify the areas of the rules that are in need of change to ensure the protection of public health and the preservation of ground water resources.  The statutory guidelines for the rulemaking process are contained in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) found in the Colorado Revised Statutes Title 24, Article 4. (C.R.S. 24-4-101)

The comments submitted will be compiled and reviewed by BOE staff for consideration at public meetings, where the pros and cons of potential rule changes, additions, or deletions can be discussed by attendees.  The goal of the public meetings is to

(1) communicate with the ground water community at large,

(2) identify specific rules that are in need of change, addition, or deletion, and

(3) to the greatest extent possible, develop consensus for proposed changes.

            We will be using an email listserv to keep in contact with anyone interested in upcoming meetings and anything related to the Rulemaking.  Please Sign Up to receive Notifications and Updates on the process of the Water Well Construction Rulemaking 2014-2015.

      Provide Comments to DWR on Water Well Construction Rulemaking

      1. Download, Save & Complete the PDF fillable form HERE 

      2. Enter your Name, Phone Number and Email Address on the AskDWR Request Page.  Click Browse (in the Attachment line) to find and attach the PDF form you completed.  Then, Submit Request.

    Related Rulemaking Links:

     2nd Draft Proposed Rules, Presented at CWWCA Mid-Year July, 2015

     First Draft of Proposed Rules, Presented at CGWA April Lunch Mtg

     Third Stakeholder Meeting Minutes (held on 3/11/2015)

     Second Stakeholder Meeting Minutes (held on 11/17/2014)

     Public Comment Forms on Rulemaking Received Sept 2014-Jan 2015

     First Stakeholder Meeting Minutes (held on 9/10/2014)

     Water Well Construction Rulemaking 2015, Presented at CWWCA Annual Meeting

     Water Well Construction Rules 2014-2015 Rulemaking Presented at CWWCA Mid-Year Conference

      These Rules and Regulations are in PDF format, which requires a PDF Reader for viewing.
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