Adoption of ordinances to protect groundwater authorized--Scope and purpose--Agreements to implement and enforce wellhead protection program.
A county may adopt ordinances
for the purpose of protecting public groundwater supplies from pollution. The ordinances shall be
consistent with the wellhead protection program guidelines developed by the department pursuant
to § 34A-3A-17, and may include ordinances to establish wellhead protection areas; to zone for the
purpose of protecting such areas from pollution; to monitor and regulate activities and sources of
potential or actual pollution within the areas; and to provide for the containment and cleanup of
pollution or other remedial action within the areas. A county may enter into agreements with the state
and with other political subdivisions to implement and enforce a wellhead protection program.
Source: SL 1989, ch 306, § 44.