DEQ's Underground Injection Control Program is responsible for regulating the construction,
operation, permitting, and closure of injection wells that place
fluids underground for storage or disposal. This site provides
information for owners and operators of injection wells on how to
safely operate injection wells to prevent contamination of
underground drinking water resources.
New Underground Injection Control general permit now available
DEQ’s Underground Injection Control Program has released a new general permit for owners of underground injection control systems that operate less than 50 UICs. A “UIC” is a device that injects fluids (in this case stormwater) into the ground. This type of stormwater disposal system is also known as a drywell. This permit can be used by owners and operators of UICs within 500 feet of water wells to bring their UICs into compliance DEQ regulates stormwater UICs to ensure that drinking water is protected from pollutants in stormwater. Current UIC system operators covered under an individual UIC permit may be eligible for the general permit.