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Are you thinking of installing a water well in Upton, MA. This article is geared towards understanding Upton MA Board of Health Regulations. Understanding your town regulations can be instrumental in compiling total project costs when it comes to drilling a water well in Upton, MA.
1. Permit Info: Well construction permit fee: $75.00
2. Well Location: A plot plan is required when application is submitted.Guidelines Include
Source of Contamination
Minimum Distance (feet)
hazardous waste spill site
neighboring or adjacent well
privy or outhouse
wetland, bordering vegetated wetland and surface water of any type (as defined in Title 5, 15.002 Definitions)
sewer line/force main
normal driving surface
Swimming pool, in-ground or above ground, to edge of water
3. Water Quality testing: Extensive water analysis is required.This test includes
Total Coliform BacteriaSodiumHardnessArsenic (Total)
4. Water Quantity testing: A four hour flow test will be sufficient.The guidelines include
□Every well used as a potable supply shall supply a sufficient quantity of water to meet the ordinary needs of the users, and shall yield a minimum of five gallons per minute during a four hour pump test.
□All demands for water shall be provided from storage in a pressure tank.
□Within 30 days after the completion of the construction of any well, the well driller/digger shall submit to the Upton Board of Health a report containing the following information:
a. The name of the well owner.
b. The address of the property serviced and/or the lot number and or definitive plot plan assigned number as assigned by the Assessor’s office;
c. The depth, size and method of construction of the well.
d. The static water level.
e. The yield of the well after 4 hour pumping test.
f. The well driller’s log information.
5.Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Upton, MA does not have any real estate transfer requirements posted. However we strongly suggest getting the water quality and quantity tested to show you are getting a clean, safe, and usable well.
Wells on average in the Town of Upton MA range from 300-400 in depth however it’s not uncommon for wells to run shallower or deeper hence why it’s called the average. The casing depth averages at 40 feet however deeper pockets of rock are possible.
Northeast Water Wells are services are not limited to water well and pump installation we also have a plethora of other services available. Northeast water wells experienced technicians also specialize in Artesian Water Well Abandonment, Well Rehabilitation, Water Well Chlorination, Submersible water pumps, Jet pumps, Constant Pressure Pumps, Pressure Boosting Pumps, Solar/ wind powered pumping systems. Water Pressure holding tanks, Atmospheric Water Holding tanks, Water Quality/ Quantity testing, water conditioning and treatment, filtration, sanitizers, water softeners, hydro fracture, zone fracture, Water Well Maintenance and Well Efficiency Audits.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.