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St. Croix County man to pay fine for well, pump work

By: Joe Yovino, [email protected]//February 25, 2011//

St. Croix County man to pay fine for well, pump work

By: Joe Yovino, [email protected]//February 25, 2011//

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with Andrew P. Dahl, owner of Dahl Well Drilling LLC, Glenwood City, for violations of state laws regulating well drilling, pump installation and safe drinking water.

According to the complaint, filed at the request of the Department of Natural Resources, Dahl is a licensed well driller who submitted 63 late water samples, 238 late well construction reports, and 26 late well abandonment reports. Dahl also installed five pumps when he did not have a pump installing license.

Dahl, who cooperated with the DOJ, has submitted all late reports and water samples and obtained his pump installer license.  There were no reported problems with the water samples or the wells and pumps, according to a news release from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

Dahl will be required to pay $7,000 in forfeitures, costs and surcharges, and must notify DNR in advance of any well or pump work until April 2012, according to the release.

The settlement agreement was approved by the Hon. Judge Niess on Feb. 18. Assistant Attorney General Mary Batt prosecuted the case.

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