CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 4. PRIVATE WATER WELLS

It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to drill, or cause to be drilled, a private water well within the corporate limits of the city unless it complies with the terms of this article.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 1; Code 1994, 17-401)

A private water well system covered by this article shall include any cistern, tank, or other means of collecting and storing water.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 8; Code 1994, 17-402)

Before any private water well is drilled in the city, a permit to drill such well shall be obtained by the owner of the property upon which such well is to be drilled from the director of the department of utilities, or his or her designated agent.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 2; Code 1994, 17-403)

There is hereby established a fee in the amount of $25.00 for the issuance of a permit to drill a private water well in the city.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 3; Code 1994, 17-404)

Before issuing a permit to drill a private water well, and prior to the drilling the well, the director or his or her designated agent shall inspect the proposed site for the well to insure that it can be safely drilled and that it does not interfere with already existing city utilities or easements.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 4; Code 1994, 17-405)

After the well is completed, but before it is put into use by the owner, another inspection is to be conducted by the director or his or her designated agent to insure that the well complies with this article.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 5; Code 1994, 17-406)

There shall be no physical connection between a private water well system and the public water system of the city, whether such private water well system was placed in service before or after the effective date of Ordinance No. 725. The director, or his or her designated agent, shall have the right at all reasonable hours to enter upon any premise within the city for the purpose of inspection and enforcement of this section.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 6; Code 1994, 17-407)

No private water well system shall be connected to any building within the corporate limits of the city that is being served by the city’s public water system.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 7; Code 1994, 17-408)

Violation of any of the provisions of this article shall constitute cause for disconnection of the public water service to the property in question.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 9; Code 1994, 17-409)

Any person or corporation who violates the provisions of this article shall be required to pay a fine of not more than $100.00 for each offense. Each day any violation of this article shall constitute a separate offense.

(Ord. 725, Sec. 10; Code 1994, 17-410)