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Information for drillers and pump installers

This page contains information and resources for well drillers, heat exchange drillers and pump installers.


Archives of NewsBits - an electronic newsletter for Wisconsin drillers and installers.

Well driller viewer

The Well Driller Viewer provides a visual map view of certain setback, construction and approval information to assist well drillers in planning projects and meeting requirements of NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code.

Well Driller Viewer
Well construction report system - drillers/pump installers
Well Construction Report System

Online WCR provides the ability to:

  • enter well construction reports;
  • print construction reports and first water quality test forms; and
  • search all the reports in the well construction data base.

How to use Online WCR:

Fact sheets - answer common NR 812 code compliance questions
Drinking water and wells publications
Approved products and equipment
Continuing education
License and exam application
Renew licenses and registrations online
Well filling and sealing (well abandonment)

Search/Submit Well Filling & Sealing Reports

Special well casing depth area requirements
Required forms

DNR PDF forms

If you have trouble opening, saving or submitting fillable PDF forms in your web browser see PDF help (or try the Non-fillable version of the form).
If you are still having problems opening your form, please contact the Bureau of Drinking Water & Groundwater at 608-266-1054.

Online Submittal of Variances

Writing a Feasibility Statement

Water sampling and testing
Well construction notification and obtaining a well notification number
Buying/selling a home or property with a well (property transfer) and well inspections
Heat exchange drilling (geothermal systems)
Statutes and codes

Wisconsin Statutes

Wisconsin Administrative Codes

NR 812 Rules Changes

NR 146/NR 812 Rule Revision Advisory Committee

Contact information for drilling & pump installing services and DNR private water supply specialists
Other resources - using GPS, high capacity wells, PWAC, Rule Revision Advisory Committee