(A) A community public water system that provides water to a political subdivision of Ohio and serves a minimum of two hundred fifty people shall develop a drinking water source protection plan or update a previously endorsed drinking water source protection plan (i.e., wellhead protection plan) when, after the effective date of this rule, the system receives plan approval for use of a well.
(B) The plan shall be submitted to the Ohio environmental protection agency within two years of the date of the director's final action approving the public water system well.
(C) The plan shall address education and outreach, drinking water shortage and emergency response, potential contaminant source control strategies and the need for an early warning ground water monitoring program. The plan shall contain an implementation schedule for the identified actions and be updated at least every ten years.
(D) A public water system is exempt from the requirements of this rule if it has an updated drinking water source protection plan that was submitted to and endorsed by the agency during the previous five years; and any increased pumping or the location of the well will not change the boundaries of the previously endorsed inner management zone or drinking water source protection area.