Well Abandonment

If your private well is not working or is non-complying with the State and Local ordinances, it will need to be properly abandoned (filled and sealed).  Well abandonments are only allowed to be performed by licensed well drillers and/or pump installers.

WI DNR provides contact information for individuals who are licensed to perform well abandonments.

Well abandonments can be quite costly.  If your well is in need of abandonment, the WI DNR offers well abandonment grants to qualifying property owners.  Click here to learn more on how to apply for a well abandonment grant.