The Underground Injection Control (UIC) program is designed to ensure that fluids injected underground will
not endanger drinking water sources. The Division of Water and Waste Management regulates non-mining Class 5
injection wells. These wells include agriculture drainage wells, improved sinkholes, industrial disposal
wells,stormwater wells and septic systems that have the capacity to serve 20 or more people. The following
state codes address UIC regulations; 47CSR9, 47CSR13 and 47CSR55. The Division of Mining and Reclamation
oversees all mining UIC permits.