The Groundwater Ordinance was adopted by the City Commission on August 26, 1997. The Ordinance prohibits the use of groundwater wells and secondary water supplies under certain circumstances and in certain locations to prevent exposure to contaminated groundwater and to prevent wells from influencing the movement of contaminated water. The City Commission periodically amends the ordinance as affected premises are added. No groundwater wells may be installed or used on affected premises unless the use of such wells is solely for commercial or industrial non-contact cooling or processing purposes (with mandatory Department of Natural Resources & Environment (DNRE) and local approvals), construction de-watering, DNRE- or EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)- approved groundwater monitoring or remediation systems, or a public emergency.
The Petition to Designate Affected Premises Under Water Supplies Ordinance
The Petition to Designate Affected Premises Under Water Supplies Ordinance allows petitioners to request that the City amend the ordinance to add one or more affected premises to the City’s list.
Affected Premises Maps
The following maps denote the location of the affected premises mentioned above.