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Environmental Health - Water Programs - Well Construction
All wells installed in Volusia County must have a permit, this includes Monitoring wells, Injection wells, Potable (drinking) wells or any other borings or holes placed into our aquifer as well as Abandonment of wells. The Volusia County Health Department has been delegated by the St. Johns River Water Management District to issue permits in Volusia County for all wells that are to be installed or abandoned. There are areas in the county which require specialized or specific construction standards for wells such as, on the beach side of the County no wells over 2 inches in diameter are allowed due to salt water intrusion problems. On the west side of the County there are areas were pesticides were used that require extensive specific construction standards for wells. Further information on these areas can be obtained by calling our offices in your specific area of the county and talking to the water specialist in that office.
Click on one of the links below for more information: *Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required to view these files.
You can print the entire Well Permitting Packet or the individual forms as needed.
Private Water System Construction Forms
The St. Johns River Water Management District has delegated authority to the Volusia County Health Department to implement and administer the program for regulation of water well construction standards for all wells in Volusia County unless these wells are within Chapter 62- 524, FAC, delineated areas or wells having a casing diameter 6“ or greater.
Prior to selecting a water well contractor for a job, it is a good idea to obtain information about several contractors in the area before making a choice. Here are some considerations:
It is important to obtain a written contract when preparing to have a well constructed. Unless you know what each contractor will do for his specified price, you cannot compare offers and decide which one to hire. NGWA makes available standard contract forms to its members. For a drilled well, the contract might include:
An itemized list of charges is better than a lump sum. The list could include:
After the well has been constructed and before the contractor removes his equipment from the site, you should inspect the well. Here is a list of items to check:
No training courses are available at this time.
Page last updated: 06/20/13