Private well construction in Massachusetts is regulated by local boards of health, however, if you are building a new private well for drinking water in Middlesex or Worcester Counties, you may be regulated by the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health.
This joint organization is a community partnership formed in 1931 to oversee some roles typically handled by individual health board employees in Massachusetts communities. The Environmental Division of this board enforces Massachusetts Sanitary and Environmental Codes, Massachusetts General Laws, and a variety of other local regulations, including the inspection and permitting of private water wells.
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health issues well drilling applications for Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxboro, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Shirley, Pepperell, Townsend and Stow. If you live in one of these towns and are constructing a new private drinking water well, you will need to submit a permit application to the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health. We’ve provided the well drilling permit instructions for you here.
Nashoba Associated Boards Of Health Well Construction Permit Application Instructions
When filling out this application, you may notice it requires a lot of information about the depth of the well, the surrounding area, and the well construction. It is important to hire a reputable and experienced well drilling service to ensure these questions are answered accurately and that the finished well is constructed soundly.
Skillings & Sons has more than 40 years of experience drilling wells in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We are certified, and our staff is well-trained. You can learn more about our company’s history and the different well drilling services we offer elsewhere on this website. If you have questions about the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health well drilling application and permitting process, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-441-6281.