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A Consumer's Guide to Water Well Construction, Maintenance & Abandonment

Download a complete copy of the Well Construction Guide
August 2006 (PDF 140 KB).

This booklet provides general information about well construction, maintenance, and abandonment laws and practices in Oregon. The information included is primarily for those individuals who wish to construct, abandon, or contract for the construction or abandonment of a water well in Oregon. It may also be helpful to people wanting to buy or sell property, and to people who own land on which existing wells are located. This information is subject to change. Please call the Water Resources Department to verify its current applicability.
Oregon Water Resources Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite A
Salem, Oregon 97301
Tel: (503) 986-0851
Fax: (503) 986-0902

Oregon Health Division
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, Oregon 97201
Tel: 1 (800) 422-6012
Drinking Water Section: (503) 731-4317