Board of Health: Well Setbacks

SHUTESBURY WELL REGULATION, SECTION 1.6: LOCATION OF WELLS

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a. Well location criteria shall include the following
minimum lateral distances from the well site to the following:[1]

 

Sub-surface sewage disposal
field (in use, abandoned, or reserve area)               100
feet*  

Cesspool – seepage pit                                                                                          100
feet*

Septic tank                                                                                                               50
feet*

Sewer Line with
watertight joints                                                                            25
feet

Defined Property Line                                                                                              25
feet

Public Way (from
defined property line)                                                                 25
feet

Sub-surface fuel storage
tank                                                                                 150
feet

Driveways                                                                                                                 15
feet

Swamps, marshes,
wetlands, floodplains, brooks, streams, ponds,

lake, or seasonal streams                                                                                        25
feet+                       

Dwelling or other
structures                                                                                     25
feet

Surface or subsurface
drains, or outlet of such a drain                                            25
feet

 


[1] See
Section 1.7(f) for well construction and location modifications.

* If the
percolation rate for a subsurface sewage disposal system is 2 minutes per inch
or less, a one hundred fifty fee (150’) separating distance from the system
(disposal field or cesspool) and a seventy-five feet (75’) distance from the
septic tank must be met.

+ This distance
shall be measured laterally from the high water mark or wetland determination
bound.  Any work proposed in a wetland
buffer zone requires permission of the local Conservation Commission prior to
issuance of a permit to construct a well.