(A)   Continued system use. The legal use and occupancy of any structure served by a water well or closed loop well(s), which had been heretofore approved, shall be permitted to be continued without change, except as specifically addressed in this subchapter.
   (B)   System maintenance.  
      (1)   Maintenance standard. All wells, both existing and new, shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition such that no public nuisance, threat of transmission of disease, or threat of contamination of the groundwater exists. All service equipment, devices and safeguards that are required by this subchapter, or that were required by previous statute, shall be maintained in working order as when installed or repaired.
      (2)   Maintenance responsibility. The owner or the owner’s designated agent shall be responsible for the safe and sanitary maintenance of a well, water system or closed loop well system at all times.
   (C)   Alterations of properties with existing wells. No dwelling or establishment served by a private, semi-private, or non-community water well, supplemental irrigation well, or closed loop well(s) may be altered, expanded, remodeled, or added to where the change may affect the water well or closed loop well(s) without prior approval of the Health Officer. Applications for alterations or additions shall be reviewed as follows:
      (1)   Required lateral distances to sources of contamination. No alteration to a property (with the exception of approved onsite wastewater treatment system site plans) on which a water well exists may be made that violates the required minimum lateral distances from sources of contamination to the water well; and
      (2)   Shared water wells. No new or existing dwelling, or dwelling that is being demolished and rebuilt, shall be allowed to connect to an existing water well that already serves an existing dwelling to unless the requirements of § 170.06(C)(3) are met.
(1977 Code, § 2:1-15) (Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. XV] passed 11-13-2007; Am. Ord. 15-1242, passed 12-8-2015)