Water Well Construction Commission

Protecting the general health, safety, and welfare of Arkansans by regulating water well construction and pump installation

Water Well Abandonment Form

When an owner of land abandons or ceases using a water well, he or she is required by law to either fill up the well or place a sturdy cover over the well to prevent animals and persons from falling into the well.

The AWWCC considers a well to be abandoned  when it is in such a state of disrepair that continued use for the purpose of obtaining ground water is impractical. 

Please submit a completed Arkansas Water Well Abandonment Form to the AWWCC after abandoning a water well.