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(A) Except where municipal water is not available, it shall be unlawful to construct, reconstruct, or repair any private water system which is designed or intended to provide water for human consumption. Private wells, to provide water for other than human consumption, may be constructed, maintained and continued in use after connection is made to the water system; provided, there is no means of cross-connection between the private well and municipal water supply at any time. Hose bibbs that will enable the cross-connection of the two systems are prohibited on internal piping of the well system supply. Where both private and city systems are in use, outside hose bibbs shall not be installed on both systems.
(B) All new homes or buildings shall connect to the municipal water system if water is available to the property. At the time as municipal water becomes available to existing homes or buildings, a direct connection shall be made to the public system within a period of time as determined by the City Council. If the connection is not made pursuant to this chapter, a charge shall be made in an amount established by § 52.51.
(C) Where new homes or buildings do not have water available to the property, the city shall determine whether and under what conditions the municipal water system will be extended to serve the property.
(D) If the well is not to be used after the time a municipal water connection is made:
(1) The well pump and tank shall be disconnected from all internal piping;
(2) The casing shall be filled with sandy soil from the bottom to a point eight feet from the top;
(3) The remaining eight feet shall be filled with concrete to the floor level and the well casing cut off as close to the floor level as possible;
(4) Within 30 days after the municipal water connection is made, the owner or occupant must advise the City Utilities Superintendent that the well has been sealed.
(5) Notwithstanding the foregoing, all well abandonment shall be done in accordance with M.S. §§ 103I.301 to 103I.345 and Minn. Rules Ch. 4725, Wells and Borings, as it may be amended from time to time. All well sealing shall be performed by a professional licensed well driller trained in well abandonment.
Penalty, see § 10.99