Soil Evaluation/Perc Test

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The Town of Pelham performs perc tests March 15 - May 15

Any questions please call the Quabbin Health District, (413) 967-9615


  1. Submit completed trench permit application to Richard Adamcek, DPW Superintendent. Once receive Trench Permit number proceed to step 2. For trench permit click here, located under Forms/Documents, DPW.
  2. Submit completed perc test application and fee to Quabbin Health District 126 Main Street Ware MA 01082. (NOTE: The payment MUST be made payable to “Town of Pelham” but mailed to Quabbin Health District). For perc test application click here, located under Forms/Documents, Board of Health.
  3. Quabbin Health District staff will contact engineer listed on perc test application to schedule perc test at earliest convenient time for both the engineer and the Board of Health witness then call the applicant with date and time of perc. *Applicant must make sure the backhoe operator is notified and present.