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Well Water

District 4 is responsible for issuing  permits and conducting bacterial analysis for non-public wells. Our goal is to minimize water-related illnesses by providing guidance and technical assistance for installation, protection, evaluation, chlorination, sampling and abandonment of wells. These essential steps help to safeguard public health and to reduce the potential for exposure to harmful contaminants.

Commercial Wells

Commercial establishments with wells, such as food service operations, tourist accommodations and swimming pools, must have drinking water that meets applicable Georgia codes.

Review Process for Non-Public Water Supply
Sampling Requirements

For water-related illnesses, please file a complaint or contact your county’s Environmental Health Office.

Private Wells

To install a private well please reach out to your local environmental health office to complete an application

Private wells must meet basic criteria for construction and use a licensed water well contractor. Click here for a list of licensed well drillers. When choosing a location, the well should be as far removed from known or potential sources of pollutants as the surroundings permit, and it should not be in areas subject to flooding. Environmental Health recommends a bacterial test every year and a chemical screening every 3 years. If a well has not been used for 3 years, the current owner is responsible for filling, sealing and plugging it.

Click here for further guidance on private well installation, maintenance, sampling and abandonment.