(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to drill a well in the city for oil, gas, or other purposes unless provision is made to protect the ground supply of fresh water above a datum plane located 240 feet above sea level.  All wells drilled below the datum plane of 240 feet above sea level shall be cased off so that no salt water can enter the strata containing fresh water.  This protection shall be a continued obligation on the part of the owner of the land on which a well is drilled or the lessee of the land, and shall continue during the operation of the well.
   (B)   In the event the well is abandoned, it shall be plugged according to provisions of state law and the plugs shall be installed below the 240 feet datum plane to insure permanent protection to the fresh water.  In case of a dry well, a proper and sufficient plug shall be installed in the well at the datum plane, so that no salt water shall enter the fresh water strata.
('83 Code, § 153.02)  Penalty, see § 10.99
Statutory reference:
   Plugging gas or oil wells, see KRS 353.110 through 353.180