Illinois Groundwater Protection Act (Illinois)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Illinois|
|Name||Illinois Groundwater Protection Act (Illinois)|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Illinois Environmental Protection Agency|
|Primary Website|| http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1595&ChapterID=36
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
It is the policy of the State of Illinois to restore, protect, and enhance the groundwaters of the State, as a natural and public resource. The State recognizes the essential and pervasive role of groundwater in the social and economic well-being of the people of Illinois, and its vital importance to the general health, safety, and welfare. It is further recognized as consistent with this policy that the groundwater resources of the State be utilized for beneficial and legitimate purposes; that waste and degradation of the resources be prevented; and that the underground water resource be managed to allow for maximum benefit of the people of the State of Illinois.
No non-community water system may be constructed, altered, or extended until plans, specifications, and other information relative to such system are submitted to and reviewed by the Department for conformance with the rules promulgated under this Section, and until a permit for such activity is issued by the Department. As part of the permit application, all new non-transient, non-community water systems must demonstrate technical, financial, and managerial capacity consistent with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. All private and semi-private water systems shall be constructed in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Department under this Section. The Department shall inspect all non-community water systems for the purpose of determining compliance with the provisions of this Section and the regulations promulgated hereunder. The Department may inspect semi-private and private water systems for the purpose of determining compliance with the provisions of this Section and the regulations promulgated hereunder. The Department may conduct inspections to investigate the construction or water quality of non-community or semi-private water systems, or the construction of private water systems. Upon request of the owner or user, the Department may also conduct investigations of the water quality of private water systems.
|Contact Name||Rick Cobb|
|Department||Illinois Environmental Protection Agency|
|Division|| Bureau of Water
|Contact Name||Marcia T. Willhite|
|Division|| Bureau of Water
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 55|
|Date Effective|| 1996