Water Well Program
The Water Well Program is conducted to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the County of El Dorado by ensuring that the groundwater will not be impacted.
Permits are required for the construction, destruction, deepening, and repair of a water well.
Drillers are required to follow the California Water Well Standards, Bulletin 74-81 and supplements, developed by the California Department of Water Resources.
Environmental Management staff reviews permit applications submitted by Licensed Well Drillers for setback and development issues; and conducts inspections as required on specific parcels prior to permit approval, during the placement of the annular seal, and at any other time deemed necessary. Well completion reports are required to be submitted within 60 days of well completion and are reviewed prior to final of the well permit.