Proper well location and maintenance reduces the chance for water contaminants impacting health. We issue Well Location Permits and offer water testing services.
Before a private well is constructed in Dane County, the property owner is required to obtain a Well Location Permit. This permit is issued by us to help ensure that private wells are located with the proper setbacks form potential sources of contamination.
For more details about this permit and the process for constructing a well in Dane County, please call (608) 242-6515.
A Well Construction Permit is also needed from the DNR. A licensed well professional usually handles this for the owner.
Abandoned or unused wells pose a threat to the safety and quality of ground water drinking water. They can provide a direct pathway for contamination into the aquifer. Financial assistance for well abandonment may be available from the WI Well Compensation grant program.