Sustainability – Wellfield Protection

In 1994, Oakwood City Council adopted a wellfield protection program in compliance with recommendations from the United States and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA).  The program includes:  1) an Aquifer Characterization and Protection Area Delineation Study; 2) a Potential Pollutant Source Inventory Report; and 3) a Drinking Water Source Protection Plan.  The program included establishment of two new zoning districts… the Wellhead Operation District and the Well Field Protection Overlay District.  The purpose of the program is to protect the aquifers from which the city’s water is drawn.  It is fully endorsed by the Ohio EPA.

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