The source water protection ordinances are divided into two separate categories: a source water (groundwater) protection category and a surface water (reservoir) protection category. The language for each of the models is borrowed from a number of ordinances and communities will need to assess what the appropriate requirements are for their area.
- Example Ordinance for Creating a Wellhead Protection Area District (Oregon)Exit This site lists a model ordinance that is a helpful tool for local governments. It includes sections on definitions, enforcement actions, and zones within the wellhead protection area.
- Groundwater Protection Overlay District Example District Ordinance (PDF)(6 pp, 32 K)
- Model Surface Water Ordinance (PDF)(5 pp, 34 K)
Model Aquifer/Wellhead Protection Ordinance (Tallahassee, Florida) (PDF)(32 pp, 131 K)
This model ordinance combines useful language used in existing ordinances throughout Florida. It includes sections that address inspections, best management practices, establishing primary and secondary wellhead protection areas, funding, and remediation activities.