Well Ordinance Information

Local Enforcing Agency

Since 1974, ACWD has served as the local enforcing agency for the construction, repair, reconstruction, destruction, or abandonment of wells and exploratory holes within the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Prior to 2010, ACWD's regulatory authority stemmed from individual City Ordinances adopted in 1973 by each city designating ACWD as the enforcing agency as defined by the Department of Water Resources.

In 2010, regulatory authority was granted to ACWD under the Alameda County Water District Groundwater Protection Act (PDF), which gives ACWD direct authority to adopt, update, and revise regulations and standards

ACWD Well Ordinance

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ACWD Well Standards

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Permits & Applications

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USEPA Injection Reporting Requirements

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