Understanding Water Wells In Middleton 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 Middleton, MA. This article is geared towards understanding Middleton 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 Middleton, MA.

 1. Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: $200.00

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

(Separation distance in linear feet)

 Objects

Well Head

Property Line

25ft

Any Structure or Dwelling

20ft

Public/Private Roadways

25ft

Surface Water

25ft

Privy

100ft

Septic Tank

50ft

Leaching Field

100ft

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 should be conducted in the following manner.

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

Yields-Gals/Min.

300 ft

5 GPM

400ft

3 GPM

500ft

2 GPM

600 ft

1 GPM

 

5. Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Middleton, 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 Middleton 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 Middleton Board Of Health at 978-777-1869

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Ashley,

 Very interesting post! Construction of a well is a pretty cool idea.

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