[Ord. No. 413, 5-17-2016]
The drilling or use of individual groundwater wells within the City limits for domestic use related to consumption or whole body contact is prohibited.
Exceptions are as follows:
On parcels of land owned by the City.
Any such well in use on or before May 17, 2016, may continue in use for domestic purposes so long as the well is regularly operated and maintained. Any such domestic use water well which ceases to be used for a period of thirty (30) days shall be deemed closed and shall be properly abandoned within ninety (90) days following notice from the Planning and Zoning Department. Abandonment of such well shall be in accordance with standards of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Such wells meeting the following exceptions may remain in use if operation is ceased beyond a thirty-day period:
Wells on properties which are intermittently occupied throughout the year, however said well is utilized when the property is occupied.
Wells on unoccupied properties listed for sale.
Wells may be converted to irrigation use only if all requirements of irrigation wells of this Section can be met.
When a privately or publicly owned water supply company or district desires to drill a water supply well within the City limits and within the water supply company or district certificated area, the City may, at its sole discretion, allow the drilling of a water supply well on the property, subject to an agreement specifically for the approval of the well, that sets forth and establishes criteria and restrictions to protect the interests of the City.
[Ord. No. 413, 5-17-2016]
The drilling or use of individual groundwater wells within the City limits for the purpose of irrigation shall be allowed under the following conditions and restrictions:
Well shaft shall be six (6) inches or less in diameter.
Well shaft drill depth shall be limited to an elevation of two hundred (200) feet above sea level.
Well pump setting depth shall be limited to three hundred (300) feet above sea level.
Water production from the well shall be seventy (70) gallons per minute or less.
Well shall be one thousand (1,000) feet or greater in horizontal distance based on latitude and longitude coordinates from any groundwater well owned by the City or water supply company/district or other existing private well located within the City limits.
Well shall only be allowed on parcels equal to or greater than five (5) acres with at least two (2) acres designated as landscaped green space, school campuses and golf courses.
Wells to be located within the City limits and within a certificated area of a water company or district shall require approval for construction from the City. The water company or district of the certificated area shall be given thirty (30) days from the date of application for well construction to provide comment to the City regarding any concern for the construction of said well. The City shall consider any comments provided in its determination to allow or deny the well request.
Well shall be metered and an annual water production report shall be submitted to the City in the month of January of each year.
All City water connections to premises with an individual groundwater irrigation well shall be equipped with a City-approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device, supplied by the owner, as required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Connections between irrigation well piping and domestic plumbing located on the premises is prohibited.
Well design, placement and construction shall be approved and permitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Permit records approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources shall be provided to the City by the owner.
Well shall require approval and permitting through the Planning and Zoning Department for construction and operation.
An operating permit for each well allowed shall require annual renewal by the month of March each year to allow for continued operation.
Any failure by the owner to correct any violation of this Section within thirty (30) days shall result in immediate closure of the operating permit and discontinuation of well use.
Irrigation wells may continue in use so long as the well is regularly operated and maintained. Any irrigation well which ceases to be used for a period of eighteen (18) months shall be deemed closed and shall be properly abandoned within ninety (90) days following notice from the Planning and Zoning Department. Abandonment of such well shall be in accordance with standards of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Existing irrigation wells in use on or before May 17, 2016, which may not meet all the requirements of this Section, may remain in use so long as the use of said well is not ceased for a period of eighteen (18) months.