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The Superintendent of Public Works may, upon reasonable cause to believe that an abandoned well or other well is causing a nuisance by polluting or contaminating ground water, investigate the situation to determine whether such a nuisance does in fact exist. He or she shall have the power when, in the performance of his or her duty and upon first presenting his or her credentials and identifying himself or herself as an employee of the Department of Public Works to the person apparently in control of the premises, if available, to enter upon any such premises between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., to discover or inspect anything or condition which appears to indicate a nuisance. He or she may examine the premises, things or conditions, take the samples and make the tests as needed and take any other steps reasonably necessary for the proper investigation and determination of whether such a nuisance exists.
(1994 Code, § 13.12.100) (Ord. 73-106, passed - -1973)