Individual Water Wells
MOVHD conducts water well permitting and sampling activities. A permit is required for the installation of a water well. To have a water well driller, you must use a Certified Water Well Driller. The list of the licensed drillers can be found at this website: WATER WELL DRILLERS.Applications are submitted to MOVHD with subsequent site visits conducted by the Sanitarian. Should the site comply with the Water Well Regulation requirements, a permit is issued. Final inspections of the completed well installation are conducted when MOVHD is notified or when MOVHD receives the Water Well Completion Report from the driller.
MOVHD also conducts bacteriological sampling on wells that are in compliance with the State of WV Water Well Design Standards. These samples are conducted on Monday – Wednesday with submission going to the State Laboratory. Contact your local MOVHD office to arrange for sampling.