Water Rights

Information about Wells in South Dakota

Drilling a Well

Information on where to start, permitting, licensing & responsibilities of drilling a well.

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Abandonded Wells

An owner of property on which an abandoned well is located is deemed to be the owner of the abandoned well, and is responsible for plugging an abandoned well or wells.

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Well Driller Licensing

Well driller's license is needed prior to drilling any well or contracting to drill a well. A licensed well driller is also authorized to do well pump installations and well repair work.

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