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Adams County Man to Pay $5,000 Fine For Improper Water Pump Work


MADISON - The Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit against Herbert E. Zoellick of Wisconsin Dells, d/b/a Hezpaz Enterprises, for violations of state laws regulating pump installing and well drilling operations.


According to the complaint, filed at the request of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Zoellick is a licensed pump installer who failed to collect water samples from 12 residences in a timely manner and installed a well pump without a permit.  Zoellick, who cooperated with the DNR and subsequently corrected the violations, has agreed to pay penalties, fees, and costs totaling $5,000 for the violations.  Zoellick has also agreed to notify DNR before doing any pump work during the next 30 months, and to timely submit all water samples to a DHSS-certified laboratory.


"We will continue to work with the DNR to make sure that Wisconsin's environmental laws maintaining safe drinking water are followed," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.


Assistant Attorney General Mary Batt prosecuted the case. The settlement was approved by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Moeser on February 11, 2010.