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File #: 28538    Version: 1 Name: Private wells
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2012 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 2/5/2013 Final action: 2/5/2013
Enactment date: 2/13/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00018
Title: Amending Section 13.07(2) regarding the residential connection requirement, Section 13.21 regarding the well operation permit and abandonment requirements, and Section 1.08(3)(a) to create penalties for violations of these Sections.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Anita Weier
Attachments: 1. BODY, 2. Water Utility Board Statement re Water Service Connection Requirement, 3. Registration Statements.1.29.13, 4. 2.5.2013 registrations
Fiscal Note
The well operation fee will be set by the Water Utility General Manager and approved by the Water Utility Board. It is anticipated that the fee will be approximately $350 with some portion paid to Public Health Madison and Dane County for services they perform (inspections, certifications, surveys, sampling and analysis work). The proposed ordinance change will address some, but not all of the non-recovered costs related to program administration. These costs will be absorbed by the Utility.

This ordinance creates a residential connection rebate. The Water Utility would provide a rebate of up to $2,000 for residences connecting to the city water system within the next three years. Currently, there are about 90 properties that would be eligible for the rebate, so the total cost to the Water Utility could be as high as $180,000. Funds for the rebate will come from the Water Utility’s antenna revenue on its reservoir towers - the same funding used for the lead service replacement program which concluded at the end of year 2011. No additional appropriation is required.

There may be a minor increase in General Fund revenues as a result of enforcement actions taken against property owners not in compliance with the requirements of these ordinances.

Title
Amending Section 13.07(2) regarding the residential connection requirement, Section 13.21 regarding the well operation permit and abandonment requirements, and Section 1.08(3)(a) to create penalties for violations of these Sections.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance makes numerous changes to both Sections 13.07 and 13.21 to address various issues that have surfaced relating to the recently created residential connection requirement, along with the well operation permit and abandonment requirements.
The residential connection requirement set forth in Subsection 13.07(2) was created in December, 2011 pursuant to the authority set forth in Wis. Stat. Sec. 281.45, the City finding that re...

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