Washington State Department of Ecology is responsible for water well construction through Water Well Construction Act (1971) Chapter 18.104 RCW. The links below will take you to the Washington State Legislature website.
The Jefferson County Health Department has entered into a contract with the Department of Ecology to inspect:
50% of all wells being drilled with specific attention to enforcement surface seals
90% of wells being decommissioned
Please review policy 96-02 item III page two for more information on how Jefferson County is involved. These inspections are conducted through the completed Application for Inspection of Well Construction, Reconstruction or Decommissioning.
The well water must be tested for bacteria, nitrate, and chloride within the last thirty-six months. You can pick up water-sampling bottles and instructions from the Environmental Health office or from the PUD in Port Hadlock.
Wells need to produce at least 400 gallons per day or have a notice recorded to the property's title. To prove the well's output you can submit either: