Geology & Well Technology Unit

Assurance- 2018
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Based on Bureau of Economic Analysis Table 1.1.9 Revised on

Carrie Ridley
Unit Chief, Geology & Well Technology
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66612-1367
Office:  (785) 296-5560
Fax:  (785) 559-4258 | |

GWTU 2019 Fall Seminar

Geology & Well Technology Unit Staff

  • Mailing Address:  KDHE - Geology & Well Technology Unit, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612-1367

General Information

The Geology & Well Technology Unit within the Bureau of Water administers the Underground Injection Control (UIC), the Underground Hydrocarbon Salt Cavern Storage, and Water Well Licensing, Water Well Construction and Abandonment Programs.  These programs protect public health and safety, and the environment.  The UIC Program regulates injection well activities.  Injection well activities include the disposal of industrial wastes into deep geologic formations, the solution mining of salt formations, and the shallow injection of non-hazardous fluids below the land surface.  The Underground Hydrocarbon Salt Cavern Storage Program regulates the storage of hydrocarbons, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas, in salt caverns formed by solutioning in the Hutchinson Salt.  The program also regulates the brine ponds associated with the underground storage facilities.  The Water Well Program regulates water well contractor licensing, water well construction, and water well abandonment.  The Geology and Well Technology Unit also provides hydrogeological and technical support for other programs in the Bureau of Water.

Directions to KDHE and Visitor Parking

Schedule of Office Closings:

  Monday, May 27, 2019   Memorial Day
  Thursday, July 4, 2019   Independence Day
  Monday, September 2, 2019   Labor Day
  Monday, November 11, 2019   Veterans Day
  Thursday, November 28, 2019   Thanksgiving
  Friday, November 29, 2019   Thanksgiving
  Wednesday, December 25, 2019   Christmas

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Current Topics

Data Base Links

Draft Permits - Bureau of Water - on Public Notice



Fracking Regulated by Kansas Corporation Commission



Newletters:   "Underground News"

Oil and Gas

Project Checklists

Regulatory Agenda

  • UHS Agenda
  • UIC - none at this time
  • Water Well - none at this time



Upcoming Seminars, Expos, Conferences, Workshops and Training Sessions

Water Resources

Well Diagrams (Properly Constructed)