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Wells Drinking Water

Learn how to obtain a well permit.

Well Permitting and Inspections

Residents can obtain permits to construct new private wells through our department. All wells in Wapello County require a permit and inspection to construct.

  • Issue new private well water permits including compliance with IAC 576 Ch. 49.
  • Assist homeowners with plugging abandoned wells including compliance with IAC 576 Ch. 39.
  • Assist well contractors with rehabilitating old wells including compliance with IAC 576 Ch. 49.
  • Distribute state grants to counties funds.
  • Perform well water testing at no charge to the homeowner and follow-up education on well water quality.

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