History

The Chapter 162 statue was passed to give the health board the authority to supervise the construction of all wells for human consumption. Prior to that, they only had authority over public and institutional supplies. In effect, this meant that 1935 was the first time that ALL wells were regulated. Further, the 1935 law provides for the registration and regulation of all well drillers that will supply water for human consumption. The code that was developed was finished in 1936 as Chapter H 55 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, so effectively, THAT marked the beginning of regulation/enforcement.

Schmid Drink Water

1936 Wisconsin State Well Drilling Sanitary Code