Construction of a Private Well


Start here:
Town of Foxborough Board of Health Private Well Regulations
***A public hearing will be held on December 6, 2021 relative to the adoption of new/updated Town of Foxborough Board of Health Private Well Regulations.  Click here for more details.***

Looking to install an irrigation well or a private drinking water well?  The Foxborough Health Department is the department that oversees the installation and testing of each private well in Town.  How do you begin?  Follow the steps and resources below...


1. Apply

Owner's - Begin by completing the Construction of a Private Well Permit Application*Applications require both the Owner & Driller's signature*

2. Drill

Well drillers are regulated and certified by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) through its "Well Drillers Program"

For the complete list of MA DEP certified well drillers, click here.
For a short list of driller that have performed well drilling in Foxborough, click here.

3. Test

Whether your intended use of the well will be for irrigation or potable drinking water, water sampling and testing is required. 

What do you have to test for?  The Private Well Regulations details all required analytes.  Looking for what to test for in a "list" format, click here.

What laboratory do I use?
Find a State-certified laboratory here.

Here are some "tricks" when entering your search criteria...
Don't specify lab name OR ID
State: Massachusetts
Region: Your preference
Don't specify analyte, method, rule code
Matrix: Potable (Drinking Water)


Additional Resources

Did you get your water testing done and looking to better understand the results?  The MA DEP provides Homeowners with the online program entitled "Be Well Informed" hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Learn more and be able to access this online tool at the following link.

Did you know?
If you are using your well as a supply for potable drinking water you are PROHIBITED from also being connected to the Town's water distribution system.