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Are there any exemptions to the requirement for submitting evidence of adequate water supply?

Yes. An application for a building permit to improve, repair, or replace a residential structure that was permitted prior to January 1, 2018 that is served by an existing permit-exempt well is exempt from the requirement. In addition, applications for building permits for the buildings that do not require potable water such as a shed, barn, or garage are also exempt from the requirement.


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1. What is YCWRS?
2. How can I obtain a YCWRS domestic well permit?
3. How much does a YCWRS domestic well permit cost?
4. What are the ongoing costs for a YCWRS domestic well permit once I have obtained the permit and installed the meter?
5. Are there any exemptions to the requirement for submitting evidence of adequate water supply?
6. What changed on January 1, 2018?
7. What does "Adequate Water Supply" mean?
8. What is a "Permit Exempt Well" OR "Exempt Well"?
9. What does an "approved water purveyor" mean?
10. What is a "shared well" or "2-party well"?
11. What is a "water supply"?
12. If I have an existing single family residence served by a permit exempt well, do I have to stop using my water or meter my water use?
13. I applied for and received a building permit before January 1, 2018, but I haven't finished building the house. Do I have to meter my well?
14. Can I expand a single family residence served by a permit exempt well?
15. Can I drill a new replacement well for my residence?
16. Do I need to obtain evidence of the legal availability of water before I can drill my well?
17. What happens if I drill a well (or already drilled a well) but have no applied for a building permit to construct my residence?
18. Will I be able to water my lawn and/or have a garden and trees?
19. I have a shared well, but have only built on the one parcel. Do I need to mitigate for the second connection (or ADU - Accessory Dwelling Unit) when the new house is built?
20. I have an existing stock water well. Is that going to be limited by the new regulations?
21. I am planning on subdividing my property. How do the new requirements apply?
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