Private Wells

A private water supply provides water for human consumption and consists of a system that has less than fifteen service connections and either (1) serves less than twenty-five individuals or (2) serves an average of twenty-five or more individuals daily for less than sixty days of the year. The term "private well" is typically used for a well that provides drinking water for a single family residence.

While the Hudson Board of Health does not regulate private wells, we provide guidance and assistance to residents. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection hosts information on private wells on their website. For more information about private wells, including additional water quality testing recommendations, you should refer to the MassDEP Private Well Guidelines.

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