|A source of potable water is required to obtain a building permit for a new house. A private well is used when a municipal or community water supply is not available. West Stockbridge has adopted well regulations in 1990 which address permitting, minimum setbacks, water quality and construction standards. A permit from the Town is required to construct or decommission a well. All wells must be constructed by a Massachusetts registered well driller. A list of well drillers is available at: List of Massachusetts Certified Well Drillers. The DEP web page for private wells Massachusetts Private Wells Information contains other information including a link to private well guidelines which are followed in West Stockbridge.
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Well Construction Permit Application: (Print Out, Complete, & Submit to Board of Health)
Procedure for permitting wells and septic systems: