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Chapter 16. Plumbing

Sec. 16-43. Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Municipal water system means a system for the provision to the public of piped water operated by the Marshfield Utility Commission.

Noncomplying means a well or pump installation which does not comply with the provisions of ch. NR 811 Wisconsin Administrative Code in effect at the time the well was constructed, a contamination source was installed, the pump was installed or work was done on either the well or pump installation.

Pump installation means the pump and related equipment used for withdrawing water from a well including the discharging piping, the underground connections, pitless adapters, pressure tanks, pits, sampling faucets and well seals or caps.

Unsafe means a well or pump installation which produces water which is bacteriologically contaminated or contaminated with substances exceeding the standards of ch. NR 809 Wisconsin Administrative Code, or for which a health advisory has been issued by the department of natural resources.

Unused means a well or pump installation which is not in use or does not have a functional pumping system.

Well means an excavation or opening into the ground made by digging, boring, drilling, driving, or other methods for the purpose of obtaining groundwater for consumption or other use.

Well abandonment means the filling and sealing of a well according to the provisions of ch. NR 811 Wisconsin Administrative Code.

(Code 1982, 15.13(3))