2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-209a. Permit for wells on residential property near approved community water supply systems.

      Sec. 19a-209a. Permit for wells on residential property near approved community water supply systems. The director of health of a town, city, or borough or of a district health department may issue a permit for the installation or replacement of a water supply well on residential premises that are located within two hundred feet of an approved community water supply system, measured along a street, alley or easement, where (1) the water from the water supply well is only used for irrigation or other outside use and is not used for human consumption, provided a reduced pressure device is installed to protect against a cross connection with the public water supply, (2) the well replaces an existing well that was used at the premises for domestic purposes, or (3) the Department of Public Utility Control has ordered the community water supply system to reduce the demand on its system, provided (A) no connection exists between the water supply well and the community water system, and (B) the use of the water supply well will not affect the purity or adequacy of the supply or service to the customers of the community water supply system. Any well installed pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection shall be subject to water quality testing that demonstrates the supply meets the water quality standards established in section 19a-37 at the time of installation and at least every ten years thereafter or as requested by the local director of health.

      (P.A. 95-149, S. 1, 2; P.A. 02-102, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 95-149 effective June 28, 1995; P.A. 02-102 authorized the director of health of a town, city or borough or district health department to issue a permit for the replacement of certain water supply wells on residential premises, amended Subdiv. (1) to provide that the water from the well is used for irrigation or other outside use and not human consumption, provided a pressure device is installed, amended Subdiv. (2) to provide that the well replaces an existing well that was used at the premises for domestic purposes, amended Subdiv. (3) by deleting the Subdiv. (4) designator and adding proviso that no connection exists between the well and the community water system, and added a provision re water quality testing at time of installation and at least every ten years or as requested by the local director of health.

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