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Water Well Program

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Well Construction/Destruction Permitting

Madera County Environmental Health Division is the permitting and enforcement agency for construction and destruction of water wells within Madera County, including but not limited to: community water supply wells, individual domestic wells, industrial wells, agricultural wells, cathodic protection wells, electrical grounding wells, test and exploratory holes, and observation/monitoring wells.

*Only persons who possess an active C-57 Water Well Contractors License may perform construction, reconstruction or destruction work on wells.

To schedule an annular seal appointment, please ensure to provide a minimum of 48 hour notice. The annular seal appointment may be scheduled by contacting the Water Wells Permitting Program at (559) 675-7823 ext 4.

For water well destruction within City of Madera or City of Chowchilla, please contact them directly at:

City of Madera Building Department
205 West 4Th Street
Madera, CA 93637
Phone number: (559) 661-5440

City of Chowchilla Public Works Department
Contact Person: Jason Rogers
130 South Second Street
Chowchilla, CA 93610
Phone number: (559) 665-8615 ext 789

Water Well Program Update

On October 6, 2017 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 252 which became effective on January 1, 2018 to assist in the governance of water sustainability.  SB 252 now requires local jurisdictions located in a critically overdrafted basin to make available all new water well applications for public review.

If you would like to be included on an email list for notification, please contact Madera County Environmental Health Division.

More information on SB 252

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