A. The Health Officer shall be permitted to enter upon all properties at any reasonable and proper time to inspect, observe, measure, sample, and test to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The Health Officer shall, upon request, produce and display identification. Failure to permit access to a well site shall constitute grounds.
B. The Health Officer may sample the water from a new water well and have it analyzed for coliform bacteria, nitrates, or any other substance of concern. The applicant must collect a sample of water under the direction of the Health Officer, and may employ a private water laboratory to retest the water sample thus collected. However, the results of any such analyses must be provided to the Health Officer in writing within 30 days from the date of water well completion, and before a certificate of occupancy has been issued. The Health Officer may undertake any additional sample collection and analyses of the well water he or she deems necessary. All such analyses shall be conducted in accordance with the most recent edition of “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater,” published by the American Public Health Association, or any protocol for drinking water analysis established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
C. Water wells constructed to supply drinking water shall produce, without treatment, water that meets the microbiological maximum contaminant levels established in the United States Environmental Protection Agency primary drinking water standards for public water supplies. The failure of a water well to produce water at or below any such maximum contaminant level shall constitute grounds for revocation of the permit for water well construction, or for denial of an application for water well permit.
D. A mandatory bacteria and nitrate sample shall be taken after a water well permit has been issued by the Jasper County Health Department, and the results shall be mailed to the Health Department within 30 days after the approval of the water well system. If the sample is not returned, revocation of the water well permit may result.
E. Water wells constructed to supply drinking water shall also produce water that meets the chemical and radiological maximum contaminant levels established in the United States Environmental Protection Agency primary drinking water standards for public water supplies.