Understanding Water Wells In Harvard MA

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

1. Permit Info:  Well construction permit fee: $75.00

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

(Separation distance in linear feet)


Well Head

Property Line


Any Structure or Dwelling


Public/Private Roadways


Surface Water




Septic Tank


Leaching Facility


 3. Water Quality testing: Contact Nashoba Associated Board of Health For your particular residence.  978-772-3335

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

5. Real Estate Transfer Requirements: As of now, Harvard, 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 Harvard 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 Harvard Board Of Health at 978-456-4119


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