MassDEP Drinking Water Program
What you need
The purpose of this permit is to protect public health and welfare by ensuring the proper abandonment of a water source. The process will help eliminate the potential for groundwater contamination via open wells, and will help in maintaining minimum drinking water standards and guidelines associated with the surrounding aquifer.
Public water suppliers or their representatives must apply if they want to abandon a drinking water source.
Refer to Section 4.14 of Guidelines and Policies for Public Water Systems.
How to apply
See details below.
Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.
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.
A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.
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).
AddressMassDEP Boston1 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108
OnlineMassDEP Drinking Water Program Email MassDEP Drinking Water Program at email@example.com