Transfer of property that includes well
- • testing
- • effect
(1) In any transaction for the sale or exchange of real estate that includes a well that supplies ground water for domestic purposes, the seller of the real estate shall, upon accepting an offer to purchase that real estate, have the well tested for nitrates and total coliform bacteria. The Department of Human Services also may require additional tests for specific contaminants in an area of ground water concern or ground water management area. The seller shall submit the results of the test required under this section to the department.
(2) The failure of a seller to comply with the provisions of this section does not invalidate an instrument of conveyance executed in the transaction. [1989 c.833 §30]
Note: See note under 448.268 (Area of ground water concern).
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