ACWD Well Ordinance


ACWD is the local enforcement agency for wells, exploratory holes, other excavations, and appurtenances in the Cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City under the statutory authority granted to ACWD under the Alameda County Water District Groundwater Protection Act (PDF) (Division 12, Part 5, Chapter 1, Article 9.3, commencing with Section 31142.20 of the California Water Code) and Alameda County Water District Ordinance No. 2010-01 (PDF) (ACWD Well Ordinance).

The ACWD Well Ordinance provides a guide for implementing the regulatory authority provided in the Act and incorporates modified or updated portions of the original individual City Ordinances that were adopted in 1973 that designated ACWD as the enforcing agency as defined by the Department of Water Resources.