Making sure your well is in a good location and you take care of it regularly reduces the chance that contaminants can make you sick. We issue Well Location Permits and offer water testing services.
Before you build a well, you are required to get a Well Location Permit. We issue the permit to make sure the well is located with the proper setback from potential sources of contamination.
Call us at (608) 242-6151 for details about the permit and the process for building a well in Dane County.
You also need a Well Construction Permit from the DNR. A licensed well professional usually handles this for the owner.
Abandoned or unused wells can contaminate the aquifer. This can affect the safety and quality of ground water and drinking water. Financial assistance for well abandonment may be available from the WI Well Compensation grant program.