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Well Inspection Program 

The well inspection program was instituted for the protection of the ground water resources and public health through enforcement of minimum well construction and pump installation standards. The program was created under Senate Bill 03-045. The objective of the program is to deal with the following concerns:

  • Board of Examiners support
  • Complaint investigation
  • Education and outreach
  • Enforcement of the existing Colorado Revised Statutes and Rules and Regulations for Well Construction and Pump Installation
  • Monitoring/observation hole/well construction
  • Well and hole plugging and abandonment
  • Well construction and pump installation inspection

The Well Inspection Program currently has three inspectors including the chief well inspector. The inspectors are currently based out of Denver and Alamosa.


Denver Office

Job Title:Chief, Well Inspector
Full Name:Doug Stephenson
E-mail Address:
Business Phone:(303) 866-3581

Job Title:Well Inspector, Divisions 1 & 2
Full Name:Brian Lake
E-mail Address:
Business Phone:(303) 866-3581

Division 3: Rio Grande River Basin (Alamosa)

Job Title:Well Inspector
Full Name:Larry Hakes
E-mail Address:
Business Phone:(719) 589-6683