Water Well Program
Water Wells are commonly used as the only potable water supply in the rural areas of San Diego County. The Land and Water Quality Division regulates the design, construction, modification, and destruction of water wells throughout San Diego County to protect San Diego County's groundwater resources. The installation or modification of wells within San Diego County requires owners to obtain a permit and adhere to well standards identified below. For general information call the DEH Office in San Diego at (858) 565-5173.
Well Permit Application (includes Supplemental Application for wells in SGMA-mandated basins)