2015 ORS 448.271¹
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 arsenic, nitrates and total coliform bacteria. The Oregon Health Authority also may, by rule, require additional tests for specific contaminants in specific areas of public health concern. The seller shall submit the results of the tests required under this section to the authority and to the buyer within 90 days of receiving the results of the tests.

(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; 2009 c.284 §1; 2009 c.595 §855]

Note: See note under 448.268 (Area of ground water concern).

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Fluorida­tion of wa­ter by State Health Commission ruling, (1974) Vol 36, p 1089


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 448—Pool Facilities; Water and Sewage Systems, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors448.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 448, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano448.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.