Understanding Water Wells in Medway MA

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Home Inspector with Northeast Water Wells Inc NH Lic# 59,60 and MA 762
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Are you thinking of installing a water well in Medway, MA. This article is geared towards understanding Medway 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 Medway, MA.

 1. Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: $150.00

 2. Well Location: A plot plan shall be submitted with the application for a well permit to the Board of Health.  The well should be a minimum of 100 feet from a septic tank and the distance from surface or subsurface drainage system.

 3. Water Quality testing: Extensive water analysis is required.  This test includes total coliform, e.coli bacteria, arsenic, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, alkilinity, ammonia, color, conductivity, chlorine, chloride, flouride, hardness, nitrate, nitrite, odor and sediment, ph, sulfate, turbidity in addition it also tests for the volatile organic scan : p-dichlorobenzene, 0 -dichlorobenzene, styrene, benzene, trichloroethylene, trans-1, 2 Dichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, Carbon tetracholoride, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, cis -1, 2 Dichloroethylene, toluene, 1,1- Dichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, 1,2- Dichloropropane, xylenes, 1,2- dichloroethane, monochlorobenzene, ethylbenzene+ Radon in the water  (every  10 years)

 4. Water Quantity testing: A four hour flow test will be sufficient. In all cases, wells used as a potable water supply must yield a minimum of 2.5 gallons per minute.

 5.Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Medway, 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 Medway 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.

 If you have further questions contact the Medway Board Of Health at 508-533-3200

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We deal with a lot of homes serviced well water here in south Jersey at the shore.  In addition, Ocean County well water standards exceed state mandates.  It's important to have a quality well water service...if I lived in Massachusetts or New Hampshire I'd have Northeast Water Wells on speed dial!

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Ashley-Your industry provides a valuable service. It's possible for people to live in some areas where it would not be practical if your services were not available.

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