Wells - Licensing, Construction and ReportingYou may be able to drill a well... but can you use the water?
Many basins do not have enough water for new wells and may be closed to further withdrawal of groundwater. A closure in your area may prohibit withdrawal even from permit-exempt wells. You must determine whether the basin where you intend to withdraw water is open to withdrawals. More information can be found by reading the Water Availability Focus Sheets at:Notice of Intent (NOI) to Drill a Well
Decommissioning of Abandoned Wells
Decommissioning of Abandoned Wells - It is not uncommon in Washington state to find old wells which are no longer usable. These are called abandoned wells. The most common type of abandoned well is the shallow dug type. Abandoned wells can pose safety and environmental problems, and are required to be properly decommissioned as soon as possible after use stops. Closing down an old well is called decommissioning.
Information for Well Drillers
Information for licensed well drillers, including- well construction, decommissioning a well, licensing, and continuing education.
How do I send a well report to Ecology?
Well Construction Technical Advisory Group - TAG
Delegated County Contacts
Well Construction and Licensing System
Search for a Notice of Intent to Construct or Decommission a well and any well reports that have been received for a Notice of Intent. You can also search for a Washington State licensed well operator and Drilling Companies. Licensed well operators will be able to view CEUs, address information and type and expiration date of licenses.
“Abandoned Wells: A Hidden Danger” - October 11, 2013
The Private Well Class - a free online service, grant-funded to educate homeowners about their private wells.
Notice of Intent Forms - link to the Notice of Intent Form to Construct a Water Well
Geothermal Heat Pumps - ORA
WATER RESOURCES EXPLORER (WEB MAP)
WELL CONSTRUCTION AND LICENSING SYSTEM
Report Summarizing Well Construction Delegation Activities
U.S. EPA NOTICE TO WELL DRILLERS
WATER WELLS IN WASHINGTON 1940 to 2010
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