(a)   Except as provided in this chapter, no person shall construct or maintain any private water well within the City limits.
   (b)   Every owner of a house, building or property used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated in the City and abutting on a street, alley or right of way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public water system of the City, shall, at his or her own expense, install suitable plumbing facilities therein.
   (c)   When in the future a private water well fails, then the property owner shall connect to the public water system, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, provided that the public water system is within 200 feet of the nearest property line of such house, building or property. If the public water system is not located within 200 feet of the house, building, or property where the well has failed, then the owner may construct a new well for domestic water use only, in accordance with all City, County, and State requirements. Any private water well existing as a result of the connection to the public water system shall be abandoned pursuant to subsection (d) hereof.
   (d)   The abandonment of any private water well shall be made by the owner of such property pursuant to standards set forth by the Livingston County Health Department. 
(Ord. 622.  Passed 10-30-95; Ord. 931.  Passed 2-10-20.)