The Groundwater Protection and Wells Section of Wake County Environmental Services helps private well users get safe drinking water. We do this by enforcing Wake County’s ordinances related to construction, repair, and abandonment of private water supply wells. We also provide owners and users of existing private drinking water wells the following services:
Encouraging proper well maintenance (Groundwater Awareness Week)
Technical assistance (chlorination, understanding test results, etc.)
Outreach and education
For Private Well Owners, Users, Realtors, and Lenders
Well Contractors and Pump Installers
Find a Well Contractor
All persons, firms or corporations engaging in well contractor activities involving wells for irrigation, private or semi-public domestic use, as well as for geothermal heat exchange injection wells in Wake County shall register annually with the Department as per Section III of the Regulations Governing Well Construction and Groundwater Protection In Wake County.
View a list of well contractors registered in Wake County here.
Submit a Well Concern
Please click here to report any:
- improperly abandoned wells
- concerns about improper well construction
- renter concerns about water from a private well
- concerns about man-made contamination in a well
If you are seeking routine well water testing, need to repair or abandon a well, or need a well permit, please apply on the Wake County Permit Portal or contact a certified well contractor.