Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Private Well Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 630]
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9/20/16  1:08 pm
Commenter: John Sawdy, A&S Environmental, Inc.

Existing Water Well inspection requirements

It has come to our attention that the definition and or requriements for a water well inspection and or test are very different in the public forum of Real Estate Transiactions.  Many of our Clients are asking about what is regulated and who regulates if any part of a precieved Well inspection.  This carries over to septic systems also but for now we are trying to inquire as to the possibility of a guideline for inspection when it comes to existing site sales.  All Lenders are requiring some sort of inspection of Well and Septic sites at this time.  The problem is there is no real Regulation Requirement to follow in this regard.  Our Firm would like to talk with someone indepth about this issue and possible solutions and or avenues to follow in the future.  This would help our direction with how to compete the work correctly and will greatly improve the standard and make the Parties invloved more aware and protected from damaging issues or costs down the road upon sale or purchase of properties.  Please feel free to contact me for further info or discussion in regards to this topic as this topic is also very much an issue in regards to the Septic Regulations and requirements that just went under review and only had 3 comments upon close of the comment period!!!  That is very uncacceptable in terms of awareness and interaction in this State.  Thank You

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