Water Wells

General Information

Wells may be used as a private water source when a public water source is not available. The well must be permitted by the environmental health department and must be constructed and sited to state specifications. Wells must be drilled by a Kansas-licensed contractor. A permit for drilling is required and the well must be recorded with the state after it is drilled.

Plugging Wells

It is a requirement of county and state regulations that abandoned wells be plugged.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment encourages the use of a licensed water well contractor to plug an abandoned well.  The plugging of a well is also recorded with the state.

Miami County Permit Application

Record Forms

 The required water well record forms to be submitted to the state are available at:

Other links

Water Well Testing

Find out more information on water well testing, publications, and locations for testing your water well.