Variances, Waivers, and Notifications
Well Construction Variances
Requests for Well Construction Variances can be made by filling in the AskDWR Variance Request Page. Be sure to attach your detailed variance request and a diagram. Please provide attachments in PDF Format. Please note all variances must be connected to a licensed contractor or private driller/private pump installer.
Geophysical Log Waivers
Requests for Geophysical Log Waivers can be made by filling in the AskDWR Geophysical Log Waiver Request Page.
If you have any questions regarding a Well Construction Variance or Geophysical Log Waiver, such as what information to include with your request, please contact:
Andy Flor - Andrew.Flor@state.co.us or (303) 866-3581 x8218
Kevin Donegan - Kevin.Donegan@state.co.us or (303) 866-3581 x8221
Helen Malenda - Helen.Malenda@state.co.us or (303) 866-3581 x8294
Notifications to Well Inspection Team
If listed on the permit as a condition of approval, a well construction or pump installation contractor must provide advance notification to the State Engineer prior to constructing a well or installing a pump or cistern, pursuant to Rule 126.96.36.199. Any change in the anticipated date must be re-noticed. The link below quickly allows contractors to provide this notification to the Well Inspection Team.
SEO Advance Notification Form
Rule 188.8.131.52 A copy of the well permit must be available and posted at the well site at all times when a contractor is working on a new well or when performing any work that requires a well permit as specified in Rule 6.2.1. All such work must comply with the conditions of approval of the valid well permit, including any applicable condition that the well construction or pump installation contractor provide advance notification to the State Engineer prior to constructing the well or installing the pump or cistern. All work must be completed prior to the expiration of the permit.
If you have any questions regarding advance notification, please contact:
Doug Stephenson - Douglas.Stephenson@state.co.us or (303) 866-3581 x8270