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Town of Batavia Wellhead Protection Overlay Zone Ordinance

New York
Town Of Batavia   
| Suburban | Rural
This law is designed to protect those areas of the town which are important to ensuring a safe and healthful drinking water supply for the Batavia area, local residents, employees and the general public through the preservation of the town's groundwater sources. The designation of two Wellhead Protection Areas (WPA) within the Wellhead Protection Overlay Zone and the careful regulation of activities with these zones will reduce the potential for groundwater contamination. The Wellhead Protection Overlay Zone will preserve and maintain the existing and potential groundwater supplies, aquifers, and aquifer recharge areas of the town and protect them from adverse development or land use practices. The Wellhead Protection Overlay Zone will also conserve the natural resources of the town and prevent pollution.