Hirst Response

On January 19, 2018, the Washington State Legislature passed ESSB 6091 related to permit exempt wells for domestic uses. The legislation was intended to respond to the 2016 Washington State Supreme Court Hirst Decision.

The flowchart and webmap below are intended to help residents understand how this law affects lands within Lewis County. Colors on the flowchart correspond to the colors on the map.

Additional resources are located at the bottom of the webpage. Further information will be placed on the site as it becomes available.

For more information, please email Lee.Napier@lewiscountywa.gov or call the Community Development Department at: (360) 740-1146.




  • Lewis County WRIA Map (includes Parcel and Address Search Bar to Allow individuals to determine their Water Resource Inventory Area)

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