In the Water Quality Program we are responsible for the enforcement of standards and codes regarding the construction and destruction of water wells, monitoring wells, exploratory soil borings and other special use wells.
We carry out this responsibility by reviewing and approving permit applications and conducting on-site inspections to verify proper seals, well locations and site information. We also inspect CalCode/State Small Water Systems and collect bacteriological water samples upon request. These wells must have an approved permit from the Environmental Health Department prior to the start of any construction and/or operation.
The purpose of the program is to protect groundwater quality and to ensure a safe drinking water supply for the residents of Glenn County. Improperly constructed, altered, maintained, or destroyed wells are a potential pathway for introducing poor quality water, pollutants, and contaminants into good-quality ground water.
Glenn County Water Well Drilling and Standards
Water Well Standards
Well Permit Application
Abandoned and Inactive Well Agreement
CalCode And State Small Water Systems
Water Sample And Disinfection Information
Contractor And Laboratory Information
State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Well Incident Report
Orland Dry Cleaners PCE Plume Information