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Information for homeowners with private wells

Private wells are wells that are not part of a public water supply. Private wells have fewer than 15 connections and serve fewer than 25 people. They are usually wells that serve a single home or farmhouse. 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 correctly built and adequately protected.

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: Tuesday August 30 2016