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Well Types  |  Water Wells  |  Monitoring Wells  |  Heat Pumps 

We are here to ensure any new private well drilled in Missouri is constructed to minimum standards as set by state regulations. This helps protect our groundwater resources from contamination due to improperly construction wells. The Department's Wellhead Protection Section regulates the construction of private water wells (this includes domestic and multi-family wells), irrigation wells, monitoring wells and heat pump wells. In addition, we regulate how to properly plug all types of wells. Below are general subjects that may be of interest you. Please let us know if you have any questions or any ideas about how we can work together better.

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Law and Regulations

The Water Well Drillers' Act
Well Construction Rules  |  Rules in Development

Online Services


Forms, FAQs and Publications

Testing Schedule 2015   |  Fee Structure 

Well Installation Board  |  Wellhead Section Staff