Understanding Water Wells In Carlisle MA

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

 

Carlisle MA

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

 1. Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: $100.00

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

(Separation distance in linear feet)

 

Well Head

Property Line

25ft

Any Structure or Dwelling

20ft

Public/Private Roadways

25ft

Surface Water

25ft

Stable/Barnyard

100ft

Septic Tank

50ft

Manure Storage Tank

100ft

 

3. Water Quality testing: The water quality test, utilizing an applicable US EPA approved method for drinking water testing shall be conducted by an EPA or Massachusetts certified laboratory and shall include analysis for

the following parameters and the results shall not exceed Massachusetts drinking water standards:

 

Coliform bacteria

pH

Arsenic

Radon

Chloride

 

Iron

Sodium

Lead

Sulfate

Manganese

Conductivity

Nitrogen-Nitrate

 

 In addition to the above requirements, for all property located in Residence District A, the Board of Health requires testing for Volatile Organic Compounds including Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE).  If the testing results for Radon exceed the current guideline of 10,000 pCi/L in water, the Board of Health recommends testing the air for Radon.

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.

100 ft

5 GPM

200ft

3 GPM

300 + ft

2 GPM

 5. Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Carlisle, 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle Board Of Health at 978-369-0283

Carlisle MA

 

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