Well driller settles with Wisconsin

Keith Loria Feb. 23, 2011, 3:48am

Van Hollen

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Wednesday that he has reached a $7,000 settlement with a drilling company and its owner for allegedly violating numerous pump and drilling laws.

Andrew P. Dahl, doing business as Dahl Well Drilling LLC, allegedly was lax in filing reports concerning well drilling, pump installing and safe drinking water.

The lawsuit against Dahl and his company alleged that they submitted 63 water samples late, 238 well construction reports late and 26 well abandonment reports late.

In addition, the suit alleged that Dahl installed five pumps without having the proper license.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dahl has submitted all of the reports and samples that were late and has obtained his pump installer license. Dahl must also report in advance any pump or well work that he is hired for to the Department of Natural Resources up until April 2012.

"We will continue to work with the DNR to make sure that Wisconsin's environmental laws maintaining safe drinking water are followed," Van Hollen said.

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