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Abandoned wells may be found in old pump houses, storage sheds, old, detached garages, or small building structures. Hand dug wells can often be found in lowland areas near surface water.
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The first step is to contact a licensed well driller. See our well application process steps for more information.
Please review our well application process steps infographic.
You can find a state-approved lab on the Department of Ecology’s website.
You can find a licensed well driller using the Department of Ecology licensed driller search site.
If you have an abandoned well that is no longer in use, it is a safety concern, and you are required to decommission it. You will need to contact the Department of Ecology and a licensed well driller to do this.