[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Blue Mounds as Sec. 11.09 of the 2001 Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water Utility — See Ch. 357.
The purpose of this chapter shall be to prevent unused and/or improperly constructed wells from serving as a passage for contaminated surface or near-surface waters or other materials to reach the usable groundwater. These wells must be properly filled and sealed.
All private wells located on any premises which is served by the public water system of the Village shall be properly filled by October 1, 1980. Only those wells for which a well operation permit has been granted by the Village Clerk/Treasurer may be exempted from this requirement; subject to conditions of maintenance and operation.
A permit may be granted to a well owner to operate a well for a period determinable by the Village Board and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources if the following requirements are met. (Application shall be made on forms provided by the Village Clerk/Treasurer.)
The well and pump installation meet the requirements of Chapters NR 812 and 845, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and a well constructor's report is on file with the Department of Natural Resources, or certification of the acceptability of the well has been granted by the Private Water Supply Section of the Department of Natural Resources.
The well has a history of producing safe water and presently produces bacteriologically safe water as evidenced by an annual sample to be collected by the Village Water Utility. If the first sample does not pass, a second sample shall be taken and all costs incurred shall be paid by the well owner.
[Amended 7-9-2008 by Ord. No. A-191]
The proposed use of the well can be justified as being necessary in addition to water provided by the public water system.
No physical connection shall exist between the piping of the public water system and the private well.
Fee. The fee for a well operation permit shall be as determined by resolution of the Village Board and posted in the office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer.
[Amended 10-13-1993 by Ord. No. A-104]
Wells to be abandoned shall be filled according to the procedures outlined in Chapter NR 845, Wisconsin Administrative Code. The pump and piping must be removed and the well checked for obstructions prior to plugging. Any obstruction or liner must be removed.
Any person, firm or other well owner violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine as set forth in § 1-3 of this Code.