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Domestic Well Testing Act
The Domestic Well Testing Act (ORS 448.271) applies to the sale or exchange of real estate with a domestic well. A domestic well is used for purposes like drinking, cooking, washing, or bathing. During the real estate transaction (RET), the seller must test the well's water quality and share the results and the RET form to comply with the Domestic Well Testing Act. Properties with spring wells, irrigation only wells, or well located on undeveloped land are exempt from these rules.
Oregon Administrative Rules 333-061-0305 to 333-061-0335 further define the actions you must take if you are selling your home or property.
To test your water, you must take a water sample.
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