[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 10-21-1986; amended in its entirety 3-14-2012. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Water system — See Ch. 370.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct, dig, drive or drill a water supply well or cause to be constructed, dug, driven or drilled a water supply well, hereinafter referred to as a "well," in the Town of Orange without first obtaining a written permit from the Director of Health or Sanitarian.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- WATER SUPPLY WELL
- An artificial excavation, constructed by any method, for the purposes of obtaining water for drinking or other domestic use.
A well shall be constructed, dug, driven or drilled only by a well driller duly registered with the State of Connecticut Well Drilling Board and shall be at least 65 feet from the side lines of the applicant's property, except in those instances where, in the opinion of the Director of Health or Sanitarian, this requirement would create a hardship upon the applicant and can be safely waived. In addition, the well shall comply with other conditions set forth in the State Public Health Code, Section 19-13-B51a-m.
Applicants shall submit all pertinent information on forms supplied by the State of Connecticut Well Drilling Board. Applications for a permit shall be in writing, shall be in the name of the owner of the premises or his agent and shall contain any additional information as may be required by the Director of Health or Sanitarian.
Within 10 days after the completion of construction of any well, said owner or his agent shall file a final report with the Sanitarian giving the depth and size of the well, pumping facilities, and other pertinent information that may be required by the Director of Health on forms supplied by the State of Connecticut Well Drilling Board.
No person, firm or corporation shall use or permit to be used any water from any well without a well water certificate signed by the Director of Health or Sanitarian.
For every permit issued hereunder, there shall be paid to the Town of Orange a permit fee of $30.
The Director of Health of the Town of Orange shall be and is hereby authorized, from time to time, to make such additional or supplemental rules and regulations relating to the construction of new wells as may be deemed necessary and any such rule or regulation shall become effective upon approval by the Board of Health, pursuant to Section 19-82 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Editor's Note: Former § 19-82 of the Connecticut General Statutes was repealed 1981, P.A. 81-147, § 2.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than $5 nor more than $50 for each such violation. Each day of maintenance of a well constructed, dug, drilled, or driven in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a separate violation.