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(a) Any person who owns or possesses a water well or monitoring well that is abandoned or about to become abandoned, but who does not desire to destroy the well, or a person who desires to return an abandoned well to active status, may submit to the City a report prepared and signed by a registered inspector as required by Section 10-2.1013(e). Recommendations for repair must be submitted for review and approval of the City. If the City determines that the well would not result in pollution of groundwater and would not create a hazard to health and safety, the City may issue a certificate of exemption or may approve the well to be returned to active status. Either alternative requires a satisfactory well condition inspection report.
(b) A certificate of exemption shall expire five years after issuance and may be terminated by the City at any time prior to expiration upon a determination that destruction of the well is necessary to prevent pollution or contamination of groundwater or to avoid a hazard to health or safety. Successive certificates of exemption may be issued with respect to a well in the same manner as the original certificate was issued. The well condition inspection report shall only be valid when the report has been shown to meet the requirements of Section 10-2.1013(e). The well condition inspection report will expire after 12 months and a new well condition inspection report will be necessary for well status changes.
(Part 2, Ord. 1613-NS, eff. April 22, 2016)