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Focus on: The Ground Water Permit Exemption (Historical)

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
F-WR-92-104March 1992November 2013
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Author(s) Water Resources Program
Description In Washington State, prospective water users must obtain authorization from the Department of Ecology before using water, both surface or groundwater. Authorization is in the form of a water right permit. The only exception from this requirement is for certain small quantities of groundwater for specific uses. This fact sheet explains the water right permit exemption for groundwater uses.
NOTES This publication is out of date and has just recently been updated. New publication number is 15-11-016
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Keywords right, exemptions, well help, stream, Water Rights, residential, industrial, resource, surface water, permit, tanks, tank, river, water, water resource, water right, mining, irrigation, lake, livestock, ground water
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