The Community Development Department in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) approves well sites on 5 acres or less. Well sites are for new wells, wells to be deepened or repaired. These well sites require a permit application to be filed through the Community Development Department. The current fee is $50 payable to Cochise County Treasurer and a separate payment of $100 to ADWR (or a fee of $150 if your parcel is located in the “INA” area). The Community Development Department can collect both payments and upon approval will send the well application and payment to ADWR.
The well application must include a site plan to show setbacks to property lines (5 feet) and to all parts of the septic system (100 feet). We will need to access your property to determine that the setbacks are met and take GPS readings of the well site.
At this time the Community Development Department cannot test your well for contamination. Please call ADEQ at (602) 364-0720 for licensed labs in the area that can test your water.