Water, Heat Pump and Monitoring Wells
One of our mission areas is to ensure any new private water well drilled in Missouri is constructed to minimum standards as set by state regulations. This helps protect our groundwater resources from contamination due to poor well construction.
Staff with our Wellhead Protection Section regulate the construction of private water wells (this includes domestic and multiple family class wells), irrigation wells, monitoring wells and heat pump wells.
In addition, we regulate how to properly plug all types of wells. Our job is to balance the concerns of the land owner and the driller, while at the same time performing our overall directive of protecting Missouri’s vast underground water supply from contamination due to improper construction and abandonment of wells.
Watch this short video to learn more about how we protect domestic drinking water. –Joe