Well Sealing

With increasing concern for the water quality of our groundwater supply, now is the time to seal abandoned wells.

The procedure is as follows:

  • Pick up an application form from your county NRCS Office.
  • Landowners should apply for the program by submitting the 100a form with a completed well sealer's price quote to their local NRCS Office.
  • The work may not start until after the LENRD has approved the application.
  • After the well is sealed, the landowner will submit the contractors bill to their local NRCS office to be certified to the LENRD.
  • Upon receiving certification from NRCS,  the LENRD will reimburse the well owner 75% of the approved costs of sealing the well--up to a limit of $500 for drilled wells or $700 for dug wells.

Landowners are required to report the abandonment of a registered well to the Nebraska Department of Water Resources.

Click HERE for the full brochure from the Department of Health & Human Services.

Click HERE for the full brochure from the Department of Health & Human Services.