13.16.310 – Prohibiting the use of groundwater as a potable water supply

  1. Use of groundwater as a potable water supply prohibited:  Except for such uses or methods in existence before January 22, 2008, the use or attempt to use as a potable water supply groundwater from within the corporate limits of the City of St. Charles, as a potable water supply, by the installation or drilling of wells or by any other method is hereby prohibited.  This prohibition does not include the City of St. Charles nor the City of St. Charles Park District (upon approval from the City of St. Charles).
  2. Penalties:  Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of up to $100.00 for each violation.
  3. Definitions:  “Person” is any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.  “Potable water” is any water used for human or domestic consumption, including, but not limited to, water used for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, or preparing foods.
(2008-M-11: § 1; 1997-M-100: § 1; 1998-M-76: § 1)