Upon request by the property owner, the health department will sample the water well to determine the presence of bacteria. Sampling of non-private wells shall be at the health department’s discretion. A sample is considered satisfactory and meeting the minimum bacteriological quality limits of this regulation if one (1) or less coliform bacterium per one hundred (100) milliliter of sample is present.
Property owners should obtain a Well Location Permit from the health department before their well driller installs any new wells on their property that will be used for drinking water. The well driller should file a letter of Intent to Drill with the health department before construction.
For more information, please see Rules and Regulations 511-3-3.