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BMP ID: 8981
Title: Baseline Testing Private Water Wells Near Facility
Text: "6. Baseline and Subsequent Water Quality Testing. c. Private Water Well Owner Request: Operator agrees to conduct a baseline test of any water well requested by the owner, on a one-time basis, if such well is within a 1/2 mile radius of a new oil and gas well or facility, or if such well is determined to be the closest down gradient well that is within a one-mile radius of the oil and gas facility. The requirement to test a well upon request does not apply if the water well has already been tested by any Operator. County may, at its sole discretion, require an Operator to provide reports and results of any identified oil and gas related investigation or remediation at Operator's expense."
Source Publication Name: Memorandum of Understanding between Adams County and Oil and Gas Operators, 2015
Citation Section:
Citation Page: 4
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Monitoring
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Adams County Attorney
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy
Brighton, Colorado  80601-8206  United States
Phone:720-523-6116     Alt. Phone:
Fax:720-523-6114     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact: Adams County Planning and Development Department
4430 S Adams County Pkwy
Brighton, CO  80601  United States
Phone:720-523-6800     Alt. Phone:
Fax:720-523-6998     E-mail: 
Categories: Water Quality and Pollution
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
• Suburban / urban
General Comments: Local Government - Operator MOU
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2015-12-24 13:08 UTC
Last Updated: 2016-06-29 14:26 UTC