Understanding Water Wells in Ashburnham, MA

Home Inspector with Northeast Water Wells Inc NH Lic# 59,60 and MA 762


Are you thinking of installing a water well in Ashburnham MA. This article is geared towards understanding Ashburnham 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 Ashburnham, MA.


  • Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: ($75.00 written to Nashoba)
  • Well Location : Complete and return application
  • Water Quality testing: Extensive Plus Radon/ you also must inform the board of health the date and time of the testing 48 hours prior.
  • Water Quantity testing: 4 Hour pump test, proving well is sufficient.
  • Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Ashburnham, 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 Ashburnham MA range from 300-400 in depth however it’s not uncommon for wells to run shallower or deeper hence why its called the average. The casing depth averages at 40 feet however deeper pockets of rock are possible.


If you have further questions in regards Ashburnham, MA water Well Regulations you can refer to their website @ http://033a45a.netsolhost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/WELL-CONSTR-DESTR-PROC.pdf

 Ashburnham, MA is home of The Handtub

The Hancock 128

The Hancock was built in 1828 by the William Hunneman Co. of   Boston, MA. It was the 128th engine built by the company and bears that number as it's serial number. The engine was originally deliver to Charlestown, Ma. and attended it's first muster while there in 1855. In 1870 the Hancock was sold to Reading , Ma.and in   later it was sold to the Somerville, MA VFA for muster competition.

In 1897 the Hancock was sold to Ashburnham, MA where it has been ever since and compiled quite an impressive muster over the last 100 years

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 Ashley and Clifford Connolly pumped on the Hancock's team in 2011 and hope to continue again in 2012.  




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