Water and Wells

 Health Department Environmental Health Water Quality Services

  • Issue well permits.
  • Inspect water wells during construction.
  • Collects water samples for new, replacement, and existing wells.
  • Issue Use and Occupancy Permits (U&O’s) for properties with private drinking water wells.
  • Issue Certificate of Potabilities (COP’s) for new and replacement wells.
  • Provide information on well water supplies.
  • Respond to citizens’ complaints about well water supplies.
  • Inspect well abandonments.
  • Maintain a database of permitted water wells in Harford County.
  • Maintain a GIS database and hard files of environmental concern sites.
  • Maintain a list of well drillers that work in Harford County.
  • Maintain a list of State Certified Water Sample Laboratories that work in Harford County.

Well Permits  

Well Abandonment Standards

Hand Dug Well Sealing Instructions 

Licensed Well Drillers in Harford County 

Chlorination Procedure

Water Samples 

Arsenic in Groundwater 

Certified Water Testing Labs in Harford County

Drinking Water Contaminants 

Harford County Wells – Water Quantity and Quality 

Private Drinking Water Wells 

Lead Study Groundwater Report