The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) regulates the construction of private wells and well pumps through the state and local ordinances.
Contractors must obtain permits for new well construction, pump repair or replacement and must follow appropriate procedures to abandon wells that are no longer in service. Environmental Health Specialists oversee the permit process, educate homeowners on private well maintenance and conduct well water sampling at no cost to well owners.
MCPHD staff also conduct neighborhood surveys to assess the groundwater quality throughout the county and free water testing for private wells in the county.
For more information visit: http://marionhealth.org/private-well-program/