wells located in the Village of Plover shall be abandoned in accordance
with the terms of Village ordinance 505-11 and Ch. NR. 812, Wisconsin
Administrative Code unless a well operation permit has been obtained
by the well owner from the Plover Water Department. Due to increased
interest from the DNR in assuring all wells in the Village are abandoned
or properly permitted the Water Department will be increasing inspections
and enforcement of the well abandonment ordinance. Information
on well abandonment may be obtained by calling the Water Department
(345-5254) and permits may be obtained in the Village Clerk's Office,
Plover Municipal Building.
The Plover water system may
grant a permit to a
private well owner to operate a well for a period not to exceed
5 years providing the conditions of this subsection are met. An
owner may request renewal of a well operation permit by submitting
information verifying that the conditions of this subsection are
met. The Plover water system or its agent may conduct inspections
or have water quality tests conducted at the applicant’s expense
to obtain or verify information necessary for consideration of a
permit applications or renewal. Permit applications and renewals
shall be made on forms provided by the Plover water system. The
following conditions must be met for issuance or renewal of a well
The well and pump installation meet or are upgraded to meet
the requirements of Wis. Adm. Code NR 812.
The well construction and installation have a history of producing
bacteriologically safe water as evidenced by a safe bacteriological
sample. No exception to this condition may be made for unsafe wells
unless the Department of Natural Resources approves, in writing,
the continued use of the well.
There are no cross-connections between the well and pump installation
and the municipal water system.
The proposed use of the well and pump installation can be
justified as being necessary in addition to water provided by the
municipal water system.
1. All wells abandoned under jurisdiction
of this subsection or rule shall be abandoned according to the procedures
and methods of Wis. Adm. Code NR 112. All debris, pump, piping,
unsealed liners and any other obstructions which may interfere with
the sealing operation shall be removed prior to abandonment.
FOR BUILDING OWNERS TO AVOID WELL PROBLEMS