How close should a well (you drink water from) be from a retention pond?

Asked by Stantheman1, 30290 Fri Dec 3, 2010

Help the community by answering this question:

+ web reference
Web reference:


Gary Kaupman, , Ellijay, GA
Sat Dec 4, 2010

I agree with Phil about getting actual code info, but I'm thinking that it's your county's Environmental Health office that you want to talk to:

140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520
(770) 305-5415

If you are looking far a quick answer: In general, wells need to be 100+ ft from septic systems. But depending on what's in the retention pond that could be different. If it's storm water run off, no biggie. If it is something that is environmentally nasty, then 100 ft may not do the trick.

Gary Kaupman
Dixon Gary Realty
Web Reference:
0 votes
Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Sat Dec 4, 2010
There may be some required setbacks that cover this issue. I would first check with Planning and Zoning in your county.
Web Reference:
0 votes
Search Advice
Ask our community a question

Email me when…

Learn more