Wuhan Groundwater Management Approach

Original Language Title: 武汉市地下水管理办法

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(On November 14, 2006 Wuhan City Government 47th times Executive Conference considered through on December 21, 2006 Wuhan City Government makes 174th, announced since on February 1, 2007 up purposes) first article for strengthening on groundwater of management, reasonable development, and using and protection groundwater, prevent water pollution and geological disaster, according to People's Republic of China water, and take water license and water resources fee levy Management Ordinance, legal, and regulations of provides, combined this city actual, developed this approach.
    Second approach applies within the administrative area of the city groundwater development, utilization, protection and management.
    Groundwater in these measures refers to storage in underground aquifers, with precipitation and surface water with direct discharge of water yearly can respond to dynamic.
    Article III groundwater management should follow the overall planning and rational development, scientific, strict principles for protection, savings, giving full play to comprehensive benefits of water.
    Fourth municipal water conservancy administrative departments responsible for groundwater management in the city. District Water Conservancy administrative departments are responsible for the management of groundwater within the administrative area.
    Wuhan economic and technological development zone, Wuhan East Lake high-tech development zone, East Lake ecological tourism scenic spot, and management of the groundwater within the municipal water administration authorities delegate their authority is in charge.
    The relevant government departments responsible for groundwater management in accordance with their respective responsibilities.
    Development and utilization of groundwater of the fifth article of units and individuals have the obligation to save and protection of groundwater.
    Groundwater protection and management have made remarkable achievements in the work units and individuals, recognition and reward by the city or district people's Government.
    Sixth municipal water conservancy administrative departments shall, in accordance with the city's economic and social development planning and integrated water resource planning, preparing the city's groundwater protection planning, comprehensive coordination of the Department of City Planning Administration, considered by the Wuhan City Planning Committee, submitted to the municipal people's Government for approval, into the overall urban planning.
    Seventh, groundwater, water conservancy administrative departments shall, in accordance with the distribution, exploitation and geological environment, delineation of groundwater limited exploration within the administrative area of the city, prohibiting mining region, in accordance with the prescribed procedures reported to provincial people's Government for approval to the public.
    In the delimitation of groundwater limited exploration geological disaster-prone areas, prohibiting mining area, the municipal water conservancy administrative departments should seek the views of municipal land and resource management Department. Mining groundwater prohibited and restricted areas, shall not create a new groundwater intake project.
    No mined areas within the existing water intake project, should be within a closed limit mining areas within the existing water intake project, should gradually cut back water.
    Groundwater development and utilization in article must comply with the city's groundwater protection plan shall not exceed the total annual exploitable groundwater, and should meet the requirements of general layout and take well water.
    The city's annual exploitable groundwater quantity, overall layout and take well water, determined by the municipal water conservancy Administrative Department. Nineth article in groundwater ban mining district yiwai of area has following case one of of, ban take with groundwater: (a) city public water tube network can meet water need Shi, construction project owned take water facilities take with groundwater of; (ii) groundwater has by serious pollution of area; (three) may on water function district waters using function caused major damage of; (four) take water, and back water layout not reasonable of; (five) geological hydrological status not suitable take with groundwater of; (six) legal, and
    Regulations prohibit access to groundwater in other circumstances.
    The tenth unit and individual access to groundwater (hereinafter referred to as water), water Licensing application to water conservancy administrative departments, handling water licenses, and pay a fee for water resources under the law.
    Has following case one of of, not need application take water license, and handle take water license: (a) family life and sporadic free-range, and captive livestock drinking, take with groundwater, years take water in 1500 cubic metres following of; (ii) for guarantees mine, underground engineering construction security and production security must for temporary emergency take (row) groundwater of; (three) for elimination on public security or public interests of against temporary emergency take with groundwater of;
    (D) for agricultural drought relief and maintenance of ecological and environment must be temporary emergency access to groundwater.
    The preceding paragraph (b), (c) the provision of water, should be reported to the District Water Conservancy administrative departments; (iv) the provision of water, should be agreed by the District Water Conservancy administrative departments.
    11th article years take with groundwater 300,000 cubic metres following of take water license application, by District water administrative competent sector approval; years take with groundwater 300,000 cubic metres above (containing 300,000 cubic metres) 700,000 cubic metres following of take water license application, by city water administrative competent sector approval; years take with groundwater 700,000 cubic metres above (containing 700,000 cubic metres) of take water license application by city water administrative competent sector review Hou reported province water administrative competent sector approval.
    Water licensing requirements, procedures and deadlines in accordance with the license for water and water resources fee collection management provisions of that Ordinance.
    12th article for using groundwater to source hot pump system need take with groundwater of, in application take water license Shi, except submitted take water license and water resources fee levy Management Ordinance provides of material outside, also needed submitted following material: (a) project location hydrological geological exploration report; (ii) pumping test and the back irrigation test report; (three) project location groundwater take water water resources argument report; (four) project location groundwater water report.
    Hydrogeological investigation report, pumping test and Reinjection test reports, groundwater water water resources assessment reports and ground water report should be prepared by the unit with appropriate qualifications.
    13th article groundwater take water application by approval organ approved Hou, take water households party can chisel well; well into Hou, should to approval organ submitted following information: (a) into well area of plane layout figure; (ii) single well of actual well deep, and well diameter and column-like profile figure; (three) single well of test water and water laboratory report; (four) take water equipment performance and measurement device situation; (five) city water administrative competent sector provides of other information.
    Upon acceptance, by the approval authority for the issuance of the water licence.
    14th in Jiang an, jianghan, (Editor's Note: this stone by the left, the right for Joe), Hanyang, and Wuchang, qingshan, Hongshan district, Wuhan economic and technological development zone, Wuhan East Lake high-tech development zone, East Lake ecological tourism scenic spot, and wide access to groundwater, should be the same observation wells.
    15th the water conservancy administrative departments should strengthen the pumping of groundwater irrigation and groundwater monitoring and management, strengthen the construction and management of the groundwater monitoring network, dynamic monitoring of groundwater, water level, the progressive introduction of real-time on-line monitoring, prevention of water pollution and groundwater depletion.
    Departments shall establish and improve law-enforcement inspection system of water administration and supervision and management system, drawing water households use groundwater behavior according to law carry out supervision and inspection, supervision and record archiving and processing results to the public.
    16th construction administrative departments should strengthen the supervision and management of construction projects involving access to groundwater and to strengthen coordination with the Administrative Department of water, coupled with good management of groundwater.
    Management of land and resources departments should strengthen the monitoring of geological environment in the complex geological conditions and prevent geological disasters caused by improper access to groundwater.
    17th article take water households should comply with following provides: (a) established sound take water archives and water management system; (ii) in accordance with national technology standard installation by quality technology supervision sector verification qualified of take water measurement facilities, guarantee measurement facilities normal run, shall not damage measurement apparatus accuracy, and using measurement apparatus cheat; (three) according to provides filled take water statistics report; (four) do monitoring groundwater level and water of daily. 18th article using groundwater to source hot pump system of take water households, except should comply with Qian article provides outside, also should comply with following provides: (a) take reliable back irrigation measures, ensure replacement Hou of groundwater all back irrigation to same aquifer, and shall not on groundwater caused pollution; (ii) groundwater water tube, and back irrigation tube shall not and municipal pipeline connection; (three) Wells of set should avoid has pollution of ground and formation, pumping wells and back irrigation well tube Shang should set water collection mouth and the Monitoring mouth; (four) system input run Hou,
    Should be pumping water, recharge amount and regular monitoring of water quality, water levels, and monitoring results reported the water conservancy Administrative Department.
    19th-water shall, before December 31 of each year to the Department of water administration submitted this year for water and water recommended for next year, plan application form and submitted to the fetch water and reasonable analysis of the water plan.
    20th water conservancy administrative departments in receipt of annual intake of the water plan applications, the following should be reviewed: (a) they meet the requirements of water licenses, (b) water, water conservation measures are implemented and (iii) water withdrawal exceeds the norm of water intake per unit of product.
    Water Conservancy administrative departments shall receive water water plans within 10 working days from the date of the application, taking water to the water plan released the following year.
    21st get wells appears in shifting sand, muddy water, water levels declined substantially, metering devices or the spring fracture collapse out of exceptional conditions, water should immediately stop taking water and take appropriate protective measures, and report the water conservancy Administrative Department.
    22nd groundwater wells stopped water intake for 2 years in a row, water should be filled according to technical norms to take wells, by the approval authority for the cancellation of its water licence.
    Water refuses to take wells filled, filled by the water conservancy administrative departments, the costs borne by the water.
    Due to force majeure or major technical transformation and other reasons to stop water intake for 2 years, agreed to by the original approval authority, you can keep the water permit.
    23rd underground works construction requires drainage, the construction unit shall take effective measures to prevent water sources dry up or ground collapse; drawdown due to drainage, water sources dry up or ground collapse, the construction unit shall take remedial measures, production, resulting in the loss of life of others, shall be subject to compensation.
    Employer refused to take remedial measures, by the water conservancy administrative departments to take remedial measures, the costs borne by the employer.
    24th against into seepage wells pits, seepage pit, abandoned well, fissures and caves inside discharge, dumping of toxic and harmful waste water and sewage, waste containing viruses.
    25th article in violation of the provisions relating to water licensing approach, by the water conservancy Administrative Department in accordance with the People's Republic of China water and the water licensing and water resources fee collection management provisions of the regulations will be punished.
    Fetching water destruction of the accuracy of measuring instruments, the use of measuring instruments cheating, by the quality and technology supervision departments in accordance with the People's Republic of China metrology Act and other relevant laws and regulations to deal with.
    Groundwater contamination caused by violations of these rules, by the Environmental Protection Department in accordance with the People's Republic of China water pollution control Act and other relevant laws and regulations to deal with. 26th article water administrative competent sector and staff in groundwater management work in the has following case one of of, by its superior administrative organ or monitored organ ordered corrected, on directly is responsible for of competent personnel and other directly responsibility personnel law give administrative sanctions; constitute crime of, drew attention to the judicial organ law held criminal: (a) on not meet statutory conditions of applicants issued take water license, and signed review agreed views of, or on meet statutory conditions of applicants not in provides term within issued take water license, and
    Review signed consent; (b) groundwater water plan in violation of regulations issued; (c) the use of the convenience of duty ask for and accept other people's property, or seeking other interests and (d) not found in discharging its oversight responsibilities, or illegal act is not investigated, resulting in serious consequences, (v) other acts of dereliction of duty, abuse of power, favoritism.
    27th using groundwater involves management of mineral resources, mineral resources management should also comply with the provisions of relevant laws and regulations.
                                                                                      28th article this way from the beginning of February 1, 2007 implementation.