[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Clyman as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Private Well Abandonment
[Adopted 6-26-1989 by Ord. No. 76]
The purpose of this article is 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 of Clyman shall be properly filled by January 1, 1990. 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 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 Chapter NR 812, 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 three samplings two weeks apart.
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.
Wells to be abandoned shall be filled according to the procedures outlined in Chapter NR 812, Wisconsin Administrative Code. The pump and piping must be removed and the well checked for obstruction prior to plugging. Any obstruction or liner must be removed.
A well abandonment report must be submitted by the well owner to the Department of Natural Resources on forms provided by that agency (available at the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer). The report shall be submitted immediately upon completion of the filling of the well. The filling must be observed by a representative of this municipality.
Any person, firm or other well owner violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, together with the cost of prosecution. Each twenty-four-hour period during which a violation exists shall be deemed and constitute a separate offense.