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Well Field Protection Program

Since 1988 our Goal for the City of Dayton is to balance a safe, abundant drinking water supply and continued economic development.

The Major Elements of the Wellfield Protection Program /include:

  • Land Use and Control Zoning
  • Economic Development
    • Risk Point Buy Down
    • 0% Interest Loans
    • Staff to Assist Businesses and Realtors
  • Business Inspections
  • Chemical Inventory Reporting
  • Groundwater Monitoring
    • Quarterly / Monthly Water Quality / Water Level Monitoring of 160 Early Warning Monitoring Wells
    • Monitoring of 58 Investigation Wells, as needed
    • Evaluation of Ground Water / Surface Water Relationship through Piezometer, Staff Guage and Water Quality Monitoring
  • Emergency Response Capability
    • Time-critical Ground Water Investigations
    • Contractual Requirement of Necessary Equipment Onsite Within 48 Hours of Notification
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Program
  • Educational
    • Community Presentations
    • Children's Water Festival
    • Business Newsletter, Workshops

The multi-jurisdictional Well Field Protection Program (WFPP) encompasses 6,280 acres in Dayton, Harrison Township, Riverside, Vandalia, Huber Heights, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The Well Field Protection Program in the City of Daytonís Revised Code of General Ordinances (R.C.G.O.) includes provisions in the Water Department Section, primarily Chapter 53, and in the Zoning Section, Chapter 150. The WFPP was originally adopted in August of 1988, and has been amended over the years. Key WFPP provisions from the two sections of the R.C.G.O. are found below, including amendments adopted through October of 2006. The WFPP was written to promote ground water risk reduction while encouraging economic development.

  • Well Field Protection Zoning Ordinance (.PDF / .DOC)
  • Well Field Protection Water Dept. Ordinance (.PDF / .DOC)
  • Regulated Substance Activity Inventory Report (RSAIR) Form B(.XLS)


  • Well Field Protection Program Brochure
  • Guide To Starting A Business in the Well Field Protection Overlay District
  • Newsletter: Promoting Regional Opportunities for Growth Recognizing Environmentally Sensitive Settings (PROGRESS)

You can contact us by phone at 333-3725 or by mail at City of Dayton, Water Dept. Well Field Protection Program, 320 W. Monument Avenue Dayton, OH 45402


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