[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-12-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8]
The Mayor and Council, on the advice of the Board of Public Works, find that permitting the uncontrolled drilling of private water wells within the Borough of Park Ridge and the possible contamination of its water supply aquifers and introduction of pollutants into the Borough's water supply system through intentional or inadvertent interconnection presents a clear and present danger to the residents of the Borough of Park Ridge.
No private water well shall be drilled or constructed within the Borough of Park Ridge by any entity or person other than the Board of Public Works, its agents, servants or employees, except as herein provided.
In order to prevent the introduction of untreated, untested water into the Borough's system, no private water well now or hereafter drilled or constructed within the borough shall be interconnected with the public potable water supply system of the Borough of Park Ridge.
Where a public water supply is otherwise unavailable or if a property owner of the Borough wishes an exemption from this article, the property owner shall provide to the Mayor and Council and the Board of Public Works detailed engineering drawings indicating the location, design and construction of the proposed well and the measures adopted to prevent interconnection of the proposed well supply system with the public water supply system of the Borough and contamination of the aquifer. Such applications for a hardship exemption from this article shall be granted only for nondomestic water use.
Any private water well installed by exemption under this article shall be inspected annually by the Superintendent of the Borough Water Department or his designee to assure compliance with this article. The applicant shall pay to the Department of Utilities an inspection fee in the amount of $100 per annum.