The Onsite Water Protection Section oversees the construction, repair, and abandonment of private water supply wells in Wayne County. The Wayne County Well Rules require the county to issue a permit showing the well location and an operations permit when the well is inspected. Three site visits are required in the permitting process. The site visits would include the following:
Locating well site and ensuring it meets all setbacks required by the state.
Inspecting the grout around the well casing during installation.
Inspecting final well head construction (wiring, seals and sampling port) and sample well water for testing. Notify owner of well sample results.
Requirements for Applying for a Well Permit
This policy addresses how to apply for a private water supply well permit through the Wayne County Environmental Health Department Office. The following application requirements are detailed in Wayne County Well Regulations. Click here to download application.
Applicant shall submit the following for a private water supply well permit:
Owner’s mailing address
Owner’s phone number
Location of property
Site plan shall also include:
All easements, including utility easements
All structures or proposed structures, including but not limited to:
Existing or proposed wastewater systems
Existing or proposed wells, springs, or water lines
Any surface waters or designated wetlands, chemical or petroleum storage tanks above or below ground.
There is $225 fee for the private water supply permit.