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private well

Information for homeowners with private wells

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, protection and maintenance of a private well is largely the responsibility of homeowners. This page contains information and resources you need to have your private water supply built correctly and protected adequately.

Well construction and maintenance

Testing well water for contaminants

Licensed well contractors

Well filling and sealing information (well abandonment)

Statutes and codes

Wisconsin Statutes

Private Well Codes

Last revised: Thursday May 26 2016