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.
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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.
You will need to the Whatcom County Health and Community Services' Environmental Health Division.
Stop drinking the water. If the severity of your illness concerns you, contact your health care provider and they can help you with any necessary treatment to help get you well. Contact our office for help in determining why the water you drank may have made you sick.
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.