For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AQUIFER.  A water bearing geologic formation or formations that will yield water in a usable quantity, to wells and/or springs.
   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.  Any substance of mixture of physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics posing a significant, actual or potential hazard to water supplies or other hazards to human health if the substance or mixture were discharged to land or water of the village. HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES include all REGULATED SUBSTANCES.
   IMPERVIOUS SURFACE. Material or structure on, above or below the ground that does not allow precipitation or surface water to penetrate directly into the soil.
   POTABLE WATER.  Water that is intended for drinking, culinary and domestic purposes, subject to compliance with county, state or federal drinking water standards.
   RECHARGE AREA.  An area that collects precipitation or surface water and carries it to an aquifer.
   REGULATED SUBSTANCE. Regulated substances are those defined in the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA) in 42 U.S.C. § 9601(14) except that REGULATED SUBSTANCES shall not include hazardous air pollutants referenced therein.
   RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE.  All those pesticides which have been designated as such by the North Carolina Pesticides Board, as authorized in G.S. § 143-440.
   UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK or UST. Any 1 or combination of tanks (including underground pipes connected thereto) that is used to contain an accumulation of UST regulated substances, and the volume of which (including the volume of underground pipes connected thereto) is 10% or more beneath the surface of the ground. This term does not include any:
      (1)   Septic tank;
      (2)   Surface impoundment, pit, pond or lagoon;
      (3)   Stormwater or wastewater collection system;
      (4)   Flow-through process tank;
      (5)   Storage tank situated in an underground area (such as a basement, cellar, and the like) if the storage tank is situated upon or above the surface of the floor;
      (6)   Farm or residential tank of 1,000 gallons or less capacity used for storing motor fuel for noncommercial purposes; or
      (7)   Tank used for storing heating oil or fuel for consumptive use on the premises where stored.
   WELLHEAD.  The specific location of a well (a hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water) and/or any structure built over or extending from a well.
   WELLHEAD PROTECTION AREA.  The surface and subsurface area surrounding a water well or wellfield, supplying a public water system, through which contaminants are reasonably likely to move toward and reach the water well or wellfield. (Safe Drinking Water Act)
(Ord. passed 11-16-1999)