If your business is located within a Wellfield Protection Area, changes to Indianapolis zoning codes and Marion County health ordinances may affect your operations.
View our guidelines and downloads to get a head start on compliance, or contact us.
Are You Ready? Checklist (V2) – The new health code covering businesses in the wellfields became effective in January of 2017. The requirements of the health code CURRENTLY APPLY. View this checklist which summarizes the requirements of the health code.
MCPHD’s Wellfield Ordinance Guidebook for Marion County Businesses – MCPHD’s informational resource regarding wellfields and the new ordinance. Great starting place if you are new to wellfield protection!
Reportable Quantities and Your Facility’s Emergency Response Spill Prevention Plan – Additional helpful information for your REQUIRED Emergency Response Spill Prevention Plan. This document can help you determine, for your specific facility, what a major and minor spill would be.
Secondary Containment Ideas*
Forms & Signs
Important Phone Numbers Chart – Personalize this form to display the appropriate emergency contact information for your business.
Notice of Spill or Release Signs – use these signs to meet the requirements of the new health code. For customers of:
Notification of Change of Occupant or Change of Occupant Operations – If you own your business space, please fill out this form and submit to the MCPHD to notify them if ownership changes or the owner’s operations are changing
Emergency Response Spill Prevention Plan* – Personalize this form to be used as a resource in case of emergency and as your spill prevention plan
Documentation of Employee Training Emergency Response/Spill Prevention Plan – Fill out this form to log your employee’s required emergency response and spill prevention training.
Documentation of Employee Training Spill Kits – Fill out this form to log your employee’s required spill kit training.
Drinking Water Protection Area Sign – Post this sign to inform others that your business is located within a wellfield.
Sink Sign – Post this sign to inform your employees that no chemicals may be discharged into maintenance sinks.
Notification to Chemical Product Suppliers, Chemical Transporters, & Waste Transporters – You must have a signed copy of this form from all chemical product suppliers, chemical transporters, and waste transporters for your business on-file and available for review.
Special Requirements Notice Agreement – If you are leasing your operational space from a landlord you will fill out this form and submit to your landlord. If you are a landlord, your tenant needs to fill out this form and submit it to you. Both landlords and tenants should retain a signed copy to be presented to the MCPHD upon inspection.
*These guides and documents are for informational purposes only. If you need help creating a plan, making a spill kit, or choosing floor sealants and secondary containment, please contact us or a qualified professional for help.
Other Resources and Helpful Websites
- Hydrologic Cycle (Drinking Water)
- What is groundwater? (video)
- ToxDrop Program – Household Hazardous Wastes
- Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
- Marion County Health Department
- Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
- IDEM Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP)
- Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
- Indianapolis Department of Public Works
- MCWEC Informational Brochure