At a minimum four different types of permits will be required to connect to the municipal water system. Permits are issued by the City of Brookfield, Elm Grove and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Water Service Application. Applied through the City of Brookfield, Inspection Services Department. The permit includes the review and inspection for the connection to the water system, water lateral installation and water meter setup. The City of Brookfield is responsible for issuing permits for any work done from the watermain to the water meter.
Plumbing Permit. Applied through Elm Grove Building Inspection. The permit covers review and inspection of all interior plumbing work that needs to be done to disconnect from the private well and connect to the water system. Elm Grove is responsible for issuing permits for any interior plumbing work that is done past the water meter.
Right of Way Permit. Permit is applied for through the Elm Grove Department of Public Works. This is required if the project will disturb any area that is within the Village's right of way.
Well Abandonment Permit. If the well is to be abandoned, you must have it done properly and follow Wisconsin DNR guidelines. A contractor will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork and submit the necessary documents to the DNR.
Well Operation Permit. If the well is to remain after connection to the water system a well operation permit must be applied for and issued. A well operation permit is good for a period not to exceed five years. The permit may be renewed after the first five year period provided conditions are met. In order for a well to continue operation it must meet the following standards:
- Well and pump must meet the requirements of Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 812, in effect at the time the well was constructed.
- The well and pump must have a history of bacteriologically safe water as evidenced by at least one sample that has been tested.
- There are no cross connections between the well and pump installation and the municipal water system.
- The well and pump are only connected to hose bibs or exterior irrigation systems.