Goal: To review and revise as necessary, existing map delineations of County potable water wellfields that is most sensitive to contamination from nearby land development and other surface activities. To conduct annual compliance inspections at businesses located within a wellfield that use, handle, store, generate, transport, or process hazardous products or generate hazardous wastes, and if in compliance to issue a County “certificate to operate” based on established requirements.
1. This program protects eight (8) potable water supply wellfields that draw fresh water from the surficial aquifer system (e.g. Water Table, Sand Stone and Tamiami aquifers). Wells that draw brackish water from the Hawthorn Aquifer are not included. Water from these wellfields service:
- City of Naples East Golden Gate
- City of Naples Coastal Ridge
- Collier County Utilities Golden Gate
- Everglades City
- Florida Governmental Utility Authority Golden Gate City
- Orange Tree
- Ave Maria Utility Company
- Port of the Islands
2. One-hundred thirteen (113) businesses are currently inspected annually to ensure compliance within water supply wellfields.
Mandates: Comply with Land Development Code’s (LDC), section 3.06 (Ground Water Protection), and the County’s Growth Management Plan – Natural Groundwater Aquifer Recharge Sub-Element.
Natural Groundwater Aquifer Recharge Sub-Element
Objective 1 - The County shall continue to review every two years, and revise as necessary, existing map delineations of County potable water wellfields that are most sensitive to contamination from nearby land development and other surface activities. The biennial review and any subsequent map revisions will be based on geologic, hydrogeologic, hydrologic, and updated anthropogenic contaminant data aggregated since the previous revision.
Benefits: This program reduces the risk of wellfield contamination that would have a direct impact on the community’s safety and health, and the costly closure and replacement of a polluted municipal water supply wells.
Click here for the Wellfield Protection Zone 2010 map