Well Construction & Drilling
Are You Constructing a Well?
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) has statutory authority for the state wide administration of the rules governing well construction and the licensing of drillers in Idaho. Prior to drilling a well the well owner or well driller must first obtain a drilling permit from IDWR. All wells must be constructed by a well driller with a valid license from IDWR. Examples of permittable wells include all water wells, monitoring wells, low temperature geothermal wells, geothermal wells, injection wells and other artificial openings and excavations in the ground greater than 18 vertical feet below land surface.
Domestic Wells, Monitoring Wells, and Cathodic Protection Wells do not require other approvals by IDWR before a drilling permit can be approved. However, other wells such as Irrigation Wells, Commercial/Industrial Wells, Injection Wells, Multi-Family or Municipal Wells require at least approved water rights before approvals are issued.
Are You Searching for Information about a Well that has already been Constructed?
Toll-Free Drillers Notification Phone Number:
This toll-free number is set up by IDWR for Drillers to notify the Department 4 hours prior to beginning the placement of a well seal.