Sec. 6-3.  Wellhead protection.


(a)   The minimum horizontal distance separating any municipal water well from each of the following potential contamination sources shall be as set forth below:


Potential Contamination Source (feet)
Absorption or disposal field for waste 500
Cesspool 500
Chemical or petroleum product storage 500
Corral 500
Dump 500
Feedlot or Feedlot runoff 500
Nonpotable water well 1,000
Pit toilet 500
Sanitary landfill 500
Sanitary sewer connection 100
Sanitary sewer line 50
Sanitary sewer line (permanently watertight) 10
Sanitary sewer manhole 100
Septic tank 500
Sewage lagoon 1,000
Sewage treatment plant 500
Sewage wet well 500
Closed-loop food grade heat pump 500


(b)   The provisions of this section shall supersede any land use regulation which allows for the installation of a potential contaminant source on a parcel of land.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the installation or maintenance of any potential contamination source which is restricted or prohibited by any federal, state or local law, statute, regulation or ordinance.


(c)   This regulation shall not be applicable to any potential contaminant sources constructed or in use at the time of the enactment of this section. 


Source: Ord. No. 3928, 1, 2-1-93