Do I need a permit for well abandonment?
Yes, the well owner must submit a permit for well abandonment. The Water Quality Branch personnel must witness all well abandonment procedures. The water wells must be filled with Portland cement or a high-solids bentonite grout by a well driller licensed with the State of Tennessee. For more detailed information about the regulatory requirements for filling a water well refer to Section 9 of the Shelby County Well Construction Code.

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1. What type of well construction requires an application?
2. What information must I provide to the Water Quality Branch for the installation of a well?
3. What fees are required for a water well?
4. How will my water well application be processed?
5. What are my responsibilities after the well construction permit has been issued and the well is placed in service?
6. If the work being done is a well repair, is a permit required?
7. Do I need a permit for well abandonment?