NJ Monitoring Well Permits and Info – What You Need to Know
If you have a well on your property and it is the main source of water for your home, you will need to know about NJ monitoring well permits along with additional information to ensure your well meets the required standards for the state of New Jersey. You will also need to know this information if you will be moving to a home that has a well.
One of the first agencies you will need to be familiar with is the NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection), specifically the agency’s department of water supply and geoscience. Every year, about 20,000 new well permits for drilling wells are tracked and issued in the state of New Jersey. If you are planning to build a well, keep in mind that once the well is constructed, you will have to submit a record that describes the well. With over 400 licensed pump installers and 800 professionals who are licensed to build a well in New Jersey, it is extremely important you find the right construction professional.
If you are moving into a home that has an abandoned well, you will need to contact the state to see if there has been an abandonment report on the well. This will let you know if the area is safe or if you need to have the property inspected for hazardous chemicals. If there is a town hall meeting concerning your property or the surrounding areas and the wells on these properties, take note the meetings are open to the public, which means you’re welcome to sit in on the proceedings.
The NJDEP offers an NJ monitoring well permit search so you can ensure the well on your property or the potential property has been documented by the state and has been declared nonhazardous. You will need to fill out an NJ monitoring well search questionnaire, reveal the reason for your search and let the NJDEP know what you will be using the well for. The search will provide you with the information as to how long the well has been abandoned, when it was installed and how long it has been in use. If you decide you no longer want to use the well, you will need to provide this information as well, so it can be documented that the well will be decommissioned. It may also be necessary for an NJDEP representative to inspect the well to determine whether it is fit for future use.
Well Permit Application
Finally, if you are planning on using the well as your water supply you will have to fill out an NJ monitoring well permit application. If you decide to use the well for a longer time period than you previously anticipated, you will need to apply for an extension.
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The professionals at All American Environmental can help you with any questions you may have regarding NJ monitoring well permits. We can also assess your property for you, check for possible contamination, and provide solutions for improving the area so that you can healthily and efficiently use your well. Get in touch with The All American Environmental NJ team today to make your appointment. Get accurate information and price estimates for our high-quality services by our expert team of licensed and insured professionals.