Well Construction or Decommissioning Inspection
Thurston County Environmental Health Division (Health Division) must be notified
three (3) business days prior to constructing or
decommissioning a well. If you are requesting a replacement well, please include your reason for this
request along with your Well
Construction / Decommissioning Application [PDF].
Health Division staff will review the well construction or decommissioning. The well construction or
decommissioning must meet Department of Ecology
(DOE) and Thurston County Sanitary Code Article III [PDF] requirements.
There is no Thurston County fee for these inspections; however, there is a fee for review of
the well site location if the well is to serve as the drinking water source for a public water system.
For additional information, see
Well Site Supplemental Application [PDF] and
Well Site Application Guidelines [PDF]).
Well Construction / Decommissioning Process Checklist
- Submit by faxing to 360-867-2660 or emailing
email@example.com at least
three (3) business days prior to the start of drilling (this can be submitted by the driller, applicant, or property owner):
Phone 24 hours prior to drilling the Thurston County Driller Call Line at 360-867-2629 and provide:
- Submit a copy of a completed DOE
Notice of Intent to Drill start
form. Discuss with your driller
- Scaled site map
- Map giving directions to the site
- Drilling company name
- DOE Start Card number
- Tax parcel number
- Site address
- Applicant's name
- Date and time driller is expected to be on site and when they expect to seal.
Complete application package requirements are outlined on the Well
Construction / Decommissioning Application [PDF] and
Well Construction / Decommissioning Guidelines [PDF].