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Water Availability

water faucet imageHaving 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 the water source is a group A or B community water system,and $69.00 if the water source is an individual well.

If you are connecting to an existing public water system, Environmental Health requires verification from the water system that you will be able to connect to their system. This information is then verified with information in the State of Washington water system database to ensure the water 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 a shared well agreement. If the new connection is a residence on the same parcel, this does not apply. If the second connection is on another parcel, a Shared Well Agreement is required.  The shared well agreement is then filed on the title to both properties with the Auditors Office.

New water systems serving commercial buildings, food service establishments or 3 or more connections require approval from the Washington State Department of Health as part of the water availability process.

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.

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