Understanding Water Wells In Randolph MA

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

 

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

 1. Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: $50.00

2. Well Location: A plot plan is required when application is submitted.  Guidelines include

(Separation distance in linear feet)

 

Potable Well or Suction Line

Non potable Well or Suction Line

Property Line

25ft

25ft

Subsurface Sewage Disposal System

250ft

100ft

Other Wells

50ft

50ft

Public/Private Roadways

50ft

25ft

Other Wells

50ft

50ft

Subsurface Drain

25ft

25ft

Building Sewer/Water Mains

250ft

100ft

Underground Oil/Gas Tanks

100ft

100ft

Normal High Water Mark

25ft

25ft

3. Water Quality testing: Extensive water analysis is required.  This test includes

Total Coliform Bacteria         Sodium                       Hardness       Arsenic (Total)

E-Coli Bacteria           Alkalinity                       Nitrate                  Lead

Calcium                                   Ammonia                       Nitrite                   Potassium

Copper                                               Chloride                        pH                       Flouride

Iron                                         Chlorine                        Sulfate                 Radon

Magnesium                              Color                            Turbidity                Flouride

Manganese                             Conductivity                   Odor/Sediment     P-dichlorobenzene

Radontetrachlorethylene            Carbon Tetrachloride    Trichloroethane    Cis-1

Dichloroethylene                      Toluene             Dichloroethylene            Ethylbenzene                         Monochlorobenzene

4. Water Quantity testing: A four hour flow test will be sufficient. Flow tests The following minimum gpm’s are required.

Depth of Water Column in well within 15 minutes of Completion of Pump Test

Yields-Gals/Min.

Less than 150'

1.67 per bedroom

150' to 300'

1.00 per bedroom

Greater than 300'

.80 per bedroom

 5. Real Estate Transfer Requirements: Randolph MA requires extensive quality and quantity testing when a real estate transaction occurs. 

 Wells on average in the Town of Randolph 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 Randolph Board Of Health at 781-961-0924

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