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Wells/Water Systems - Does VA accept a property with a dug well and, if so, are there any requirements on the well?

Published 08/09/2012 12:06 PM   |    Updated 06/27/2017 08:08 AM
Does VA accept a property with a dug well and, if so, are there any requirements on the well?
Dug wells are more vulnerable than drilled wells to surface water contamination because they draw from shallow water tables.  However, a properly constructed dug well in a good location can produce high-quality water.  VA has no specific requirements regarding dug wells as opposed to driven wells and/or drilled wells.

Any individual well providing water for domestic purposes should meet the local, County, State or EPA standards for acceptable well construction and for well placement and location.