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New Fact Sheet: Stormwater Discharges Regulated as Class V Wells

August 27, 2003

New Fact Sheet: Stormwater Discharges Regulated as Class V Wells

Preventing and controlling stormwater pollution frequently involves the use of subsurface drainage systems which can harm underground sources of drinking water (aquifers). Shallow wells, drainfields, and other underground fluid distribution systems are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as Class V wells. Those who design, approve, and build stormwater control structures should ensure that their efforts do not inadvertently impact ground water. To learn more about this important issue, a new fact sheet has been developed. You can find it at


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