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Many records are available online through our online search tool at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3312/Septic-Drinking-Water-Records. If your documents are not available online, the search tool will notify you.
The Department of Ecology is responsible for well drilling regulations and requirements. Information on drilling a well can be found online. A well site inspection must be approved by WCHD for water availability application.
Information on water treatment systems can be found on the National Sanitation Foundation’s website.
Please view the Planning & Development Services - Exempt well/water FAQs.