About Your Well

Is there a new well in your future?

Perhaps you are building a new home, or are simply considering replacing or upgrading an existing water supply. Whatever the case, here is some information that can help you.

Who regulates water wells?

Wisconsin has had well regulations since 1936, and today is recognized as a national leader in well protection. NR 812, (formerly NR 112), Wis. Adm. Code, is administered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Well Code is based on the sound premise that if a well and water system is properly located, constructed, installed and maintained the well should provide safe water continuously without the need for treatment.
Most county zoning and public health offices have a copy of the Well Code. For information about the code, contact a DNR regional water supply staff person or a licensed well driller or pump installer. Consult with licensed individuals or neighbors for background information on water quality.

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