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The Groundwater Quality Control Act, Part 127, 1978 PA 368 defines an abandoned water well as a well which:
The act defines a temporarily abandoned well as a well which:
To be classified as temporarily abandoned, a well casing must:
Farms often have associated, but not necessarily contiguous, properties that have structures served by water wells. These outlying farm wells are considered the same as the farmer's residential well and may be plugged by the owner.
Begin by searching for water well drilling logs or old billing statements that show well depth and well location. This information may be available from the following sources:
For locating buried wells: