Monroe County Health Department
901 Illinois Avenue      Waterloo, Illinois  62298
Phone: 618.939.3871    Fax: 618.939.4459 
Protecting You and Your Environment

Water Wells



In a rural area such as Monroe County, many homes do not have access to a municipal water supply. Our water program exists to ensure that new water wells are constructed according to State code guidelines so that neither your health nor the environment is jeopardized. Before constructing or deepening a water well in Monroe County, a permit must be obtained from the Monroe County Health Department.

Abandoned water wells must be sealed according to State of Illinois code. Proper sealing of abandoned wells reduces aquifer susceptablility to outside contamination.

For a list of contractors, please click here.

For a Private Well Water Application, please click here