Regulation of Private Wells
The Bucks County Department of Health administers regulations and construction standards for all types of wells. Only wells specifically regulated by the PA Department of Environmental protection are excluded, i.e., wells with a minimum of 15 service connections and 25 year round users. Individuals installing a new well or modifying an existing well must first obtain a permit from the County Department of Health.The following types of wells will require a permit: individual residential wells, geo-thermal wells, agricultural wells, monitoring wells, and commercial and community wells that are not regulated by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
Copies of the rules and regulations and construction standards are available at the Bucks County Department of Health, Health Building, Neshaminy Manor Center, Doylestown, Pa. 18901, 215-345-3318.