WS 15: Approval of Pumping Test Report and to Construct a Source Less than 70 Gallons per Minute

Approval of pumping test report and construction of a well

MassDEP Drinking Water Program


Program Director 617-292-5770


MassDEP Drinking Water Program

The Details

What you need

This approval is for the pumping test report and the construction of a well. All the requirements of 310 CMR 22.21 and the Guidelines and Policies for Public Water Systems should be satisfactorily addressed (available in the State House Bookstore). This is the last approval in the Source Approval process. Approval of the pumping test report and approval to construct a source is an indication that all the requirements of the Source Approval process have been addressed satisfactorily.

Any individual, company, municipality or district intending to develop a source of public water supply, either publicly or privately owned, serving 15 service connections or 25 individuals at least 60 days per year must apply.

The following requirements should be considered when applying:

  • Ownership or control of the Zone I must be satisfactorily demonstrated.
  • All wetlands issues should be satisfactorily addresses.
  • All previous requirements in the Source Approval Process must be met.

Note: Approvals of this type may require MEPA review. Please carefully examine 301 CMR 11.00, the MEPA Regulations, to determine if your project exceeds the MEPA review thresholds, or for more information contact the MEPA Unit of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02202; 617-727-5830)MassDEP cannot begin technical review of the permit application until the MEPA process has been completed, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Copies of MEPA filings (with reference to any applicable Transmittal numbers) should be sent to the appropriate program offices in Boston and the MEPA Coordinator in the appropriate Regional Office.

Note: These additional requirements are intended to serve as a guide to the applicant. It does not necessarily include all additional requirements.

How to apply

See details below.

Next steps

  1. Review the Instructions

    Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.

  2. Complete the Application Form

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer.  The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

  3. Obtain a Transmittal Form and Number

    A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.

  4. Lookup the Permit Application Fee

  5. Mail your Application and Fee Payment

    Submit your application fee payment and a copy of your Transmittal Form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    PO Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Submit your completed, signed application and your original Transmittal Form to the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (see listing below).



MassDEP Boston
1 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108


Program Director 617-292-5770


MassDEP Drinking Water Program


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