Guidance

Water Quality & Testing

Related Links & Resources

  • Massachusetts Boards of Health Lookup

    Online directory of boards of health and health districts, provided by the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards.

  • Well Driller Program - SearchWell

    An online service to help locate wells around the state.  Wells are mapped by town with information on how many wells are recorded in the database.  Search by location, well type, and other options, and view GIS maps of recorded well locations.

  • SearchWell Application

    An online service to help locate wells around the state. Wells are mapped by town with information on how many wells are recorded in the database. Search by location, well type, and other options, and view GIS maps of recorded well locations.

  • Massachusetts Health Officers Association

    The website includes a calendar of events, news, training information, and more.

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Fact Sheets

    Although these fact sheets were written for New Hampshire, they include much generally useful information on drinking water topics relative to private wells and other areas of concern.

  • Well Water Fact Sheets (from University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

    Fact sheets on a wide variety of subjects, such as treatment, contaminants, standards, and testing, from the Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation program of the UMass-Amherst Extension Service.

  • US EPA: Private Drinking Water Well Information

    Information from US EPA on private wells. Like MassDEP, EPA does not regulate private water supplies, but provides information for consumers on health and safety issues associated with private supplies, including testing, treatment, proper maintenance, and information for real estate buyers and sellers.

  • WellOwner.org Private Well Owner Tip Sheet Subscription

    Provided by the National Ground Water Association under cooperative agreement with US EPA, WellOwner.org offers a monthly email newsletter of practical advice for private-well owners on topics including construction, maintenance, testing, treatment, and groundwater protection, as well as a telephone hotline (855-H2O-WELL (855-420-9355)).

  • Office of the Massachusetts State Geologist

    This website provides access to GIS maps of private well locations by USGS quadrangles, along with links to related information on other sites. Note that GIS coverage is not statewide at this time; additional maps will be added as research is completed.

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