Having good drinking water is important to individual and public health. Proof of potable (drinkable) water is required for most building permits in Clallam County. This is to help make sure that the water supply for your home or business is adequate and safe.
A Water Availability Verification Form and fee are required to register proof of water availability. Fees are $81.00 if water source is a group A (larger) community water system, $69.00 if water source is an individual well, and $81.00 if water source is a group B (smaller) community water system.
If you are connecting to an existing public water system, Environmental Health requires verification from the water system that they will be adding you to their system. This information is then sent to the State of Washington, which verifies that the system is in compliance with regulations and is designed to handle the added connection.
If your water supply comes from a new or existing individual well, we require a plot plan, a well log, and satisfactory bacteriological and nitrate water test results. More information may be required in some cases. The Environmental Health Division reviews your information and confirms water availability.
If you are adding a second connection to your current individual well, you may need to apply for a group B water system. If the new connection is a residence on the same parcel, this does not apply. If the second connection is on another parcel, or is a commercial building on the same parcel, it becomes a group B water system. This requires a group B water system application, submitted with additional information and appropriate fees. Environmental Health has prepared a two-connection flowchart to help identify what type of approval may be needed.
Please review the links above for more detailed information. If you have any questions about the water availability verification process, please contact the Environmental Health Division.