§ 52.50  PRIVATE WELLS PROHIBITED.
   (A)   Connection to city water supply. The water distribution system of any building, commercial, residential or industrial, within the city and in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to the city water supply system if available.
   (B)   Availability of city water supply. The city water supply system shall be deemed available if a water main of the city water supply system is within 300 feet of the nearest portion of the property upon which the building is located.
   (C)   Abandonment of wells. Upon connecting to the city water supply system, existing wells shall be abandoned and plugged in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Public Health Code (Public Act 368 of 1978, being M.C.L.A. §§ 333.1101 et seq., as amended) and administrative rules adopted pursuant thereto.
   (D)   Violation a misdemeanor. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or fines of up to $500, plus costs.
   (E)   Notification to MDEQ. The City Water Superintendent shall notify the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) at least 30 days prior to any modification to this section or to the lapsing or revocation of this section, in full or in part.
(Am. Ord. 463, passed 11-10-1997)