Water Wells

What is the permit process for drilling a new water well?
Below is a handout that explains the permit process for drilling a new well.  A properly placed well is vital to your health and your family’s health.


If you are drilling a new well please complete and submit the Private Water Supply Application. Your completed application may be submitted by:


Other forms and handouts needed for the water well permit process:

Which regulations apply to water well drillers?
The following regulations are followed by the water well driller:

How do I keep my well water safe for drinking?
We recommend yearly testing and disinfection of your water well. The following are educational handouts to disinfect your well and to educate yourself on the water quality and water testing:

How do I plug my abandoned well?
An abandoned well can serve as a route for contamination to the ground water. Properly plugging of abandoned wells is critical for ground water protection. The following information from KSU extension explains how to properly plug a well and the KDHE form that needs to be completed: