The department is responsible for safeguarding our water resources by working with businesses and municipalities to ensure they have the tools and knowledge to develop sustainable practices that protect Missouri’s water quality and quantity. This is accomplished through regulating the construction and plugging of several well types. The department also issues permits well installation contractors. Learn more about installation, maintenance and plugging different types of wells. 

Well and Pump Installation Contractor Permitting
Contractor testing, permit renewal, submit well records and more
Well Types
Regulations determine the type of well required for a particular use
Well Protection and Maintenance
Well owners play an important role in protecting water wells and groundwater
Disaster Resources
Learn how to prepare and respond to severe weather and other natural disasters
Abandoned Wells
Unused and abandoned wells pose serious physical and environmental hazards
Aquifer Information and Groundwater Availability
Discover which aquifers, if any, are present in your area
Well Information Management System (WIMS 2.0)
Apply for permits, submit records, search for wells, contractors and more
Locate geologic, hydrologic and geotechnical data using an interactive map
Well Installation Section Drilling Information Map (WISDIM)
Search for wells, installation contractors, records and more
Well Logs, Cuttings and Cores
Detailed information about the wells and subsurface at well sites
Public Drinking Water Systems
Missouri’s public water systems provide safe drinking water
Laws, Rules and Regulations
State and federal rules governing water; rules in development
Public Notices
Provide input on draft permits, plans or rules on public notice
Find a meeting, hearing or event near you
Document Search
Search all department documents in one location for easy access

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