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7/23/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Badger Bounce Back Phase 2

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As state agencies continue operations, please understand that most of our staff are continuing to telework and may have limited access to files and delayed online connectivity. The department is following the Badger Bounce Back [exit DNR] plan's phased approach to the resumption of activities that have been delayed or put on hold due to Safer at Home.

Now that the department has entered phase 2 of the plan, programs will continue the transition back to field work – including compliance inspections – that began in phase 1. In most cases, staff will continue to schedule pre-inspection calls with facilities to gather some of the information that would previously have been collected while on-site. These advance calls will also be used to discuss safety protocols for on-site visits that may be needed to complete all aspects of a compliance assessment.

Staff will keep their voicemails and out-of-office messages up to date and will respond as they are able.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage. For program-specific information, please search keyword "COVID19."

About one-quarter of Wisconsin's population drinks water drawn from over 800,000 private wells. Wells are safe, dependable sources of water if sited wisely and built correctly. Unlike public water systems, the protection and maintenance of a private well is largely the responsibility of homeowners.

For private well owners

Information and resources you need to have your private water supply correctly built and adequately protected

Test Your Private Well

While most private water wells in Wisconsin provide safe drinking water, some may become contaminated

For well drillers & pump installers

Information and resources for well drillers, heat exchange drillers and pump installers

Well Records Search

Look up your well construction report, including construction method, well and water depth, geology and yield

Buying or selling a property with a private well

When you are buying or selling a property with a private well, you may be interested to know the condition of the well

High Capacity Wells

A well that has the capacity to withdraw more than 100,000 gallons per day

Well filling and sealing

Abandoned or unused wells pose a great threat to the safety and quality of groundwater drinking water supplies.

What's wrong with my water?

Diagnose your water concerns based on the symptoms you notice about your drinking water

Well driller viewer

A map view of certain setback, construction and approval information to assist well drillers
Well driller viewer

Labs certified to test for bacteria, arsenic and nitrate

Labs certified to test drinking water for bacteria, arsenic and nitrate
Labs certified to test for bacteria, arsenic and nitrate

Licensed drillers and pump installers

Lists of licensed Well and heat exchange contractors
Licensed drillers and pump installers

The quality of Wisconsin's drinking water

Safe, clean drinking water is what we expect when we turn on our faucets
The quality of Wisconsin's drinking water

Drinking water, wells and groundwater publications

Drinking water, groundwater and wells publications
Drinking water, wells and groundwater publications

Well licenses and registration

Licensing application forms and educational resources for driller and pump installer professionals
Well licenses and registration