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Sewer Lines w/Permanent Watertight Joints………………….…….. 10      

Other Sewer Lines...................................…………………….……….50      

Chemically Poisoned Soil......................………….....(SUP3)………. 25      

Dry Well.............................................………………………………… 50      

Other................................................…………………(SUP2)

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Supplemental requirement notes*

(SUP1)  This clearance may be increased or decreased depending upon soil and rock penetrated by the well and aquifer conditions. The clearance may be increased in creviced limestone and permeable strata of gravel and sand. The clearance may be reduced to 50 ft. only where the ground surface is effectively separated from the water bearing formation by an extensive, continuous and impervious strata of clay, hardpan, or rock. The well shall be constructed so as to prevent the entrance of surface water and contaminants.                                       

(SUP2)  The recommendations or requirements of the local health authority shall apply.

(SUP3)  This clearance may be reduced to 15 feet only where the ground surface is effectively separated from the water bearing formation by an extensive, continuous and impervious strata of clay, hardpan, or rock.

a.

Individual Water Systems/Wells should be located ON the subject property site.  If not, they must be on an adjacent property, and evidence of water rights and recorded maintenance agreement must be provided for acceptance of the well as the primary source of water for an FHA insured property.

b.

Additional distance information may be referenced from HUD Handbook 4910.1, Appendix K, and 24CFR Sec. 200.926d.  

c.

Cisterns-  HUD Handbook 4150.2 Section 3-6 indicates that properties served by cisterns are not acceptable for mortgage insurance.  However, the HOCs have the authority to consider waivers in areas where cisterns are typical. Link to HOC policy on cisterns.  

Additional information may be researched in HUD Handbook 4150.1, Rev-1, Sec. 12-16 and 12-17 and 4075.12 REV., 4150.2 Section 3-6, 24CFR 200.926(f)) “General Acceptability” (or HUD Handbook 4150.2)  

2.

Miscellaneous Individual Well Items

a.

New wells must be drilled, no less than 20 feet deep, and cased.  Casing should be steel or other casing material that is durable, leak-proof, and acceptable to (either) the local health authority and (or) the trade or profession licensed to drill and repair wells in the local jurisdiction.  Additional information on new wells, pumps, and storage tanks construction information may be referenced from HUD Handbook 4910.1, Appendix K and 24CFR 200.926d(f)

b.

Individual Residential Water Purification Equipment - If a property is otherwise eligible for insurance but does not have access to a continuing supply of safe and potable water without the use of a water purification system, the requirements in Mortgagee Letter 92-18 and 95-34 must be satisfied.

Copy Printed: REVISION  I

   02/16/0224       Revision Effective:  05-30-00

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