Dingman Township
                           Pike County, PA        



Well Department

When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted the Sewage Facilities Act regulations the Commonwealth put in a provision that all sewage disposal system absorption areas must be constructed 100 feet from any drinking water well.  The regulation was intended to protect water wells from contamination from sewage effluent.  It was soon discovered, however, that there was no reciprocal provision to prevent a new drinking water well from being installed near an existing sewage absorption area.  In 1977, to remedy this problem, the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors enacted the Dingman Township Well Ordinance. The Ordinance requires that permits be obtained, minimum isolation distances be met, and a state licensed well driller construct the well.  To date, Dingman Township remains one of the few municipalities in the Commonwealth to have such requirements.

Chris Wood currently holds the position of Well Officer. He conducts office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. at the Dingman Township Municipal Building on Fisher Lane.  Requests for inspections may be made work days between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.  Violation complaints must be made in writing and contain the signature and telephone number of the person making the complaint.  Anonymous complaints will not be accepted.  Parties filing complaints should provide sufficient detail to positively identify the violation site.


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