The surface seal of all dug wells shall be constructed to effectively seal the annular space between the undisturbed native material of the upper well hole and the well curbing, which may consist of concrete tile, steel pipe or liner. The seal depth shall be at least eighteen feet from land surface or to within three feet of the bottom in dug wells that are less than twenty-one feet in depth. Dug wells may be sealed with cement, neat cement, bentonite, or neat cement grout. A cap shall be placed on all dug wells. Except during maintenance, the cap shall remain in place. The cap shall prevent entry of pollutants, insects, and mammals into the well. See Figure 3.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.104 RCW. 09-01-125 (Order 08-10), § 173-160-261, filed 12/19/08, effective 1/19/09; 06-23-121 (Order 06-08), § 173-160-261, filed 11/21/06, effective 12/22/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.104 RCW and RCW 43.21A.080. 98-08-032 (Order 97-08), § 173-160-261, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98.]