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It is recommended to first test soon after a new well is installed, thereafter every 3 to 5 years, whenever there is a change in property ownership, or whenever there is a noticeable change in the water quality, including changes in taste, odor, or color.
Pursuant to the Board of Selectmen's adoption of revisions to Salem Chapter 253-Salem Disposal Systems and Wells, the following well test results and requirements shall be met prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy on any building serviced by a well in the town of Salem:
In all new construction, prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy and in all well replacements, a State of New Hampshire-certified testing lab shall do a well water analysis of the following parameters:
All test results shall be submitted to the Health Division and shall meet EPA Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) Standards prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. All VOCs shall be identified and quantified. All parameters that exceed the MCL shall be remediated through the installation of the appropriate filtration system at the well intake.