Nonagricultural irrigation wells; prohibited outside surficial aquifer. (SB520)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonagricultural irrigation wells prohibited outside surficial aquifer. Prohibits any person from constructing a well in a ground water management area for nonagricultural irrigation purposes except in the surficial aquifer. The bill authorizes the State Water Control Board (the Board) to adopt regulations to develop a general permit for the regulation of irrigation withdrawals from the surficial aquifer greater than 300,000 gallons in any one month. The bill directs the Board to promulgate regulations establishing criteria for determining whether the quantity or quality of the ground water in a surficial aquifer is adequate to meet a proposed beneficial use. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101531D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/25/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB520)
01/30/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2018Read third time and defeated by Senate (18-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)