Do I need a Wellhead Protection Permit to operate my business?
Generally, if your business is within a WHPA and you have hazardous materials, petroleum products, or dry wells on your property you may need to obtain a permit. However, there are exclusions, exceptions, and special conditions that may affect whether you need a permit.

If a facility has dry wells or any of the following that contain hazardous materials or petroleum products a permit may be needed:
- Above ground storage tanks
- Drum storage areas
- Improperly abandoned well
- Major construction area
- Motor vehicle salvage yards
- Motor vehicle waste recovery well
- Other threats as determined by the Health Department
- Outdoor storage area
- Rail or truck loading facility
- Surface impediment
- Underground storage tanks
- Waste pile

Even if a business is not required to obtain a permit, it is still subject to inspections and must report spills of hazardous materials to the Health Department.

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1. Why is protection important?
2. Is my business in a Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA)?
3. Do I need a Wellhead Protection Permit to operate my business?
4. What are the risks of non-compliance?
5. Where can I get more information?
6. How can I obtain a Wellhead Protection (WHP) permit?