Understanding Water Wells In Milford MA

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


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

 1. Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: $10.00

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

       Cesspool: 100 feet.

       Leaching area: 100 feet.

       Reserve leaching area: 100 feet.

       Property lines: 15 feet.

       Street or public way: 35 feet. This distance shall be a minimum of 50 feet for paved roadways subject to roadway treatment.

       Septic tank: 50 feet.

       Surface water: 50 feet

3. Water Quality testing: Comprehensive water analysis is sufficient.  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 (every three to five years)

4. Water Quantity testing: A four hour flow test will be sufficient.  The guidelines include

       Maximum drawdown shall be recorded, and the well must recover completely to the original static water level within 24 hours.

Minimum yield shall be as follows:


Depth of Water


Gallons Per Minute


0 to 150



Over 150 to 200



Over 200 to 300



Greater than 300


 5.Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Milford, 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 Milford 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 Milford Board Of Health at 508-634-2315

Comments (1)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

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Oct 26, 2012 09:02 PM