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
The Homeowner's Guide to Well Construction is a handbook that provides you with helpful information in planning the construction of your well.
The publication Information to help property owners has information to help you make informed decisions before drilling a new well or decommissioning (filling in) an old well.
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.
Well Log Report Search and View
Search for wells which have well reports (logs), and view the well report using a Text and Map Search application developed by Ecology
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.
THE PRIVATE WELL CLASS - a free online service, grant-funded to educate homeowners about their private wells. Classes start in January 2013, register today.
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 LOG REPORT SEARCH AND VIEW
WELL CONSTRUCTION AND LICENSING SYSTEM
U.S. EPA NOTICE TO WELL DRILLERS
WATER WELLS IN WASHINGTON 1940 to 2010
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