New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Appendix 5-B
Section 5-B.2 - Water well location and protection

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 14, April 6, 2022

(a) A well shall be located so that adequate access to the well for inspection, maintenance, repair, renovation, treatment, and testing is provided.

(b) A well shall be located where it is not subject to seasonal flooding or surface water contamination, or it shall be constructed in such a manner that seasonal floodwater cannot enter the well.

(c) A well shall be located upgradient of any potential or known source of contamination unless property boundaries, site topography, location of structures and accessibility require a different location. The minimum horizontal separation distances from potential sources of contamination listed in Table 1 shall be maintained.

(d) The ground surface immediately surrounding a well casing shall be graded to divert surface water away from the well. Concrete shall not be used for grading purposes.

N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. Tit. 10app 5-B § 5-B.2

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