Private Drinking Water Well Program
On July 1, 2008, a Private Drinking Water Well Program was implemented in Wilson County and also Statewide. Under this program, all new wells will be required to be properly located away from sources of contamination, properly constructed, and sampled prior to being placed into operation.
Environmental Health will take water samples to test for bacterial and chemical contamination. Water samples will not be taken unless the well head appears to be properly constructed and protected from contamination.
If a well is not properly grouted, it can become contaminated. At least 20' of cement grouting should be poured around the casing of the newly-installed well.
On-Site Water Resources
- Permitting and Inspection of Private Drinking Water Wells
- Private Drinking Water Well Sampling Rules
- NC On-Site Water Protection Section
- Well Permit Application
- Well Permit Fee is $250 dollars. This includes water sampling after the well has been installed.
Division of Water Quality Resources
- How to Disinfect Well Water
- Recommendations for Chlorination of Wells
- How to Select a Well Contractor
- Well Construction Rules
- Is Your Well Water Safe?
- Well Water and Health
- NC Water Wells
- NC Well Abandonment
- Wilson County Well Installers List
- North Carolina Certified Well Contractor List
- Water Requirements for Churches
- Well Abandonment Record
- NC Maximum Contaminate Levels
- EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels for Drinking Water
- Geothermal Wells