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Focus on: The Groundwater Permit Exemption

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19-11-090November 2019
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Author(s) Sessions, Carrie
Description In general, pumping groundwater from a well requires a water right permit unless it falls under the groundwater permit exemption. State law (RCW 90.44.050) allows the use of permit-exempt withdrawals for four specific purposes.
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Keywords permit exemption, water right permit, permit exempt wells
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