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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.81 Groundwater

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Chapter 11.81
Groundwater

Sections:

11.81.010 Definitions.
11.81.020 Potable water supply.
11.81.030 Wells.
11.81.040 Reporting violations to Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
11.81.050 Mayor's duties.
11.81.060 Penalty for violation.

11.81.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

A. "Person" shall include any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, political subdivision, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.

B. "Potable water" means any water used or intended to be used for human or domestic consumption, including, but not limited to use for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, or preparing food.
(Ord. 66777 1, 2005.)

11.81.020 Potable water supply.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other ordinance, no person shall use or attempt to use groundwater as a potable water supply.
(Ord. 66777 2, 2005.)

11.81.030 Wells.

No person shall drill or install wells to be used for a potable water supply.
(Ord. 66777 3, 2005.)

11.81.040 Reporting violations to Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Any active or inactive potable water wells found to exist subsequent to the enactment of this chapter shall be reported to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR).
(Ord. 66777 4, 2005.)

11.81.050 Mayor's duties.

The Mayor of the City of St. Louis, or his designee, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with MoDNR for tracking remediated sites, notifying MoDNR of changes to this chapter, and taking certain precautions regarding potable water supply wells, if any are found subsequent to the enactment of this chapter.
(Ord. 66777 5, 2005.)

11.81.060 Penalty for violation.

Any person convicted of violating this chapter shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned up to ninety days or by both fine and imprisonment and shall be required to close the well(s) according to state standards under the Missouri Well Construction Rules (10 CSR 23) or other applicable state or federal laws or regulations.
(Ord. 66777 6, 2005.)

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