A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Water Well Standards Act Forms

The Water Well Standards Act (12-5-120 thru 138) provides standards for the siting, construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and boreholes to protect public health and water resources of the State. The Water Well Standards Advisory Council (Council), appointed by the Governor, is responsible for implementing the requirements of the Act, including the licensing of water well drillers, the certification of pump installers, the investigation of complaints, the collection of fees, and the application of penalties and fines.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) serves as Agent for the Council, and supports the Council by examining applications, issuing licenses and certifications, performing practical drilling examinations, and conducting investigations of complaints, and other duties following approval by the Council. EPD also maintains listings of active licensed water well drillers and active certified pump installers.

Lists of Licensed Water Well Contractors, Certified Pump Contractors, and Bonded Drilling Contractors

Water Well Standards Act Council – Laws OCGA 12-5-120

Water Well Standards Act Council - Rules

Water Well Standards Advisory Council Members 

What You Need to Know About Water Wells in Georgia [Revised 1995]

Grouting and Plugging of Domestic Wells in Georgia [Revised 1988]

Notice of Intent Form

Well Data Sheet Template

(scroll to bottom of the Department of Public Health page for links to District or County contacts)


Water Well Standards Advisory Council Fee and Penalty Schedule *Updated*

Water Well Driller Fee and Penalty Schedule [Revised Dec 2012]

Water Well Pump Installer Fee and Penalty Schedule [Revised July 2014]

Water Well Contractor Licensing

Water Well Contractor New Application Packet

Water Well Contractor Renewal Application for 2017-2019

Template for Water Well Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2017-2019


How to Schedule an Exam          

More details can be found in our applications.

Exams are prepared by the National Ground Water Association and administered by PSI.

Phone number for PSI:  (800) 733-9267, press 1 then 4 to get the correct menu.

PSI website for NGWA exams : https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/displayagencylicenses.jsp?catalogID=334

Under “Select Sponsor Name” scroll down on the menu to find and select National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Link to the HOW TO SCHEDULE FOR AN EXAMINATION instructions from NGWA.

Pump Contractor Certification

Pump Contractor New Application

Pump Contractor Renewal Application

Template for Pump Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2018-2020

Drilling Contractors acting under a PG or PE (not drilling water wells)

Drilling Contractor Registration Form

Drilling Contractor Renewal Application 2017-2019

Template for Drilling Contractor Performance Bond and Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2017-2019