Private Water Program

The Department requires and issues a permit for the drilling of new water wells and the sealing of abandoned wells and shall visit such sites for inspection. 

Water test kits are provided free of charge for the testing of private water wells.  The samples are sent to the state lab in Springfield.  There is no lab fee when new wells are being tested, when there is an infant living in the home or for medical reasons.  The Department provides consultation or assistance with samples upon request and provides educational materials and presentations.  The Department supports grant funding projects to provide public water to rural communities.