Water Well Information
Water Well Construction
Construction of water wells and installation of pumps and pitless units is regulated under Water Well Construction Rules - NDAC 33.1-18-01.
North Dakota does not regulate private well placement or water quality.
Groundwater Monitoring Well Construction
Construction of monitoring wells is regulated under Groundwater Monitoring Well Construction Rules - NDAC
Water Well Contractor Licensing
All drilling and construction of water wells or monitoring wells and
installation of water well pumps or pitless units must be performed by a
contractor certified by the North Dakota State Board of Water Well
Contractors. This does not restrict someone from constructing a well for
their own use on their own property.
The certified water well contractor, pump and
pitless unit installer, or monitoring well contractor whose decal is on
the primary equipment shall actually be in charge of its operation. A
person is in charge only when the person has actual supervisory power over
the work and makes onsite inspections of the work and progress.
Rules for certification of drilling contractors or pump installers are found in State Board of Water Well
Contractors - NDAC 90-01 and 90-02.
ND Board of Water Well Contractors Contact Information:
Please Note: In addition to
certification by the ND Board of Water Well Contractors, all in-state and
out-of-state water well contractors or pump and pitless unit installers
must be certified to do business in North Dakota, and also have a general
contractor's license if the charge for any job is $4000 or greater.
These certifications and licenses are administered through the North
Dakota Secretary of State's Office. See Contractors tab for more information or call
701-328-2900 for more information.
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