Portfolio Category: Assistance Programs

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Well Owner Annual Checklist

  • Always use licensed or certified water well drillers and pump installers when a well is constructed, a pump is installed or the system is serviced.
  • An annual well maintenance check, including a bacterial test, is recommended. Any source of drinking water should be checked any time there is a...
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Special Areas of Well Compensation Eligibility

Well Compensation Grant Program (s. 281.75, Wis. Stats., and ch. NR 123, Wis. Admin. Code) A Well Compensation Program grant award provides financial assistance for individuals to replace, reconstruct, treat contaminated private water supplies and to fill and seal existing wells. As of June 1, 2008, only Licensed Well Drillers...
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Well Abandonment Information

Why are unused and improperly abandoned wells threats to groundwater? Unused and improperly abandoned wells are a significant threat to groundwater quality. If not properly filled with impermeable material, abandoned wells can directly channel contaminated surface or soil water into groundwater. Water that gets into abandoned wells bypasses the purifying action that...
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New Wells

Notification of New Well Construction In the spring of 2004, the Governor and Legislature passed Wisconsin Act 310 establishing protection for groundwater, springs, trout streams and other important surface water resources. The law recognized the interconnection between surface water and groundwater, and contains provisions intended to protect both. The Department is required to...
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