What You Need to Know about the
Wellhead Protection Program
Redmond residents and businesses east of the Sammamish River get their drinking water from wells operated by the City. The wells are susceptible to contamination because they draw groundwater up from a shallow aquifer located directly beneath the City. The City enacted the Wellhead Protection Ordinance to protect our drinking water resource. If you live or conduct business in Wellhead Protection Zones 1, 2 or 3
then the Ordinance requirements listed on the left may affect you.