Well Permits

New wells need to be constructed in a sound manner, and in locations where contaminants are not able to penetrate the groundwater. It is for this reason, that anyone having a well drilled must obtain a permit prior to having the work completed. The well driller also must be a State Certified Well Driller in order for them to work in the State of Iowa.

Well Permits are required on all private wells including drinking water wells, vertical heat pump wells, livestock wells, monitoring wells, etc. A permit fee of $100 is required on all wells. Well drillers are required to arrange for a permit prior to starting work. A penalty may apply if a permit is not obtained and a well may be required to be filled in if standards are not met.

The need to water livestock and supply the household makes selecting a good well driller and maintenance of an existing well a priority.

Well Drillers Typically Serving Carroll & Crawford Counties

(This list in not an endorsement of any well drillers, nor is it meant to be exclusive of any other certified well drillers)

Besnahan Well - Battle Creek, Iowa 51006 - 712-365-4779
Elmer's Pump Service - Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058 - 712-684-2923
Hicks Well - Scranton, Iowa 51462 - 712-652-3338
Jacobsen Well - Harlan, Iowa 51593 - 712-755-5457
Meeker Well - Woodbine, Iowa 51579 - 712-647-2262
Winkler Well - Schaller, Iowa 51053 - 712-275-4441
Arkfeld Well - Panama, Iowa 51562 - 712-489-2200