97. The person responsible for an animal waste storage facility or a composting area located in the bacteriological protection zone for groundwater withdrawals made for human consumption or food processing purposes on the date of coming into force of this section (2014-08-14), must have the facility, yard or area assessed by a professional not later than 4 years after the date of coming into force of this section (2018-08-14).
The professional who has carried out an assessment referred to in the first paragraph must send to the person responsible for the groundwater withdrawal facility and to the Minister a watertightness certificate or a recommendation concerning the corrective measures required to make the facility watertight after a watertightness deficiency is noted or, if no corrective measure is possible, the choice of a new location outside the protection zone where operations can continue. In the latter case, the plans and specifications for the new facility, yard or area must be submitted with the recommendation.
The professional’s recommendation must be implemented not later than 2 years following its receipt. The work linked to the recommendation must be carried out under the supervision of a professional who must send, to the person responsible for the withdrawals and to the Minister when the work is completed, a watertightness certificate for the facility, yard or area concerned as soon as possible.