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Full Text of SB1938  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/9/2023, by Sen. Donald P. DeWitte


415 ILCS 5/15  from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1015

    Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, in the case of water main installation projects, all water main-related appurtenances, and specifically fire hydrants and valves, shall be included in the Agency's written approval of specified public water supply plans. Requires fire hydrants and valves to be designed and installed in accordance with specified standards.

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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 5/15)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1015)
7    Sec. 15. Plans and specifications; demonstration of
8capability; record retention.
9    (a) Owners of public water supplies, their authorized
10representative, or legal custodians, shall submit plans and
11specifications to the Agency and obtain written approval
12before construction of any proposed public water supply
13installations, changes, or additions is started. Plans and
14specifications shall be complete and of sufficient detail to
15show all proposed construction, changes, or additions that may
16affect sanitary quality, mineral quality, or adequacy of the
17public water supply; and, where necessary, said plans and
18specifications shall be accompanied by supplemental data as
19may be required by the Agency to permit a complete review
20thereof. In the case of water main installation projects, all
21water main-related appurtenances, and specifically fire
22hydrants and valves, shall be included in the Agency's written
23approval. Fire hydrants and valves shall be designed and



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1installed in accordance with the latest edition of the Ten
2State Recommended Standards for Water Works published by the
3Water Supply Committee of the Great Lakes-Upper Mississippi
4River Board of State and Provincial Public Health and
5Environmental Managers, the latest edition of the Standard
6Specifications for Water and Sewer Construction in Illinois
7published by the Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer
8Construction Committee, and the local fire code in effect for
9the area of the proposed installation.
10    (b) All new public water supplies established after
11October 1, 1999 shall demonstrate technical, financial, and
12managerial capacity as a condition for issuance of a
13construction or operation permit by the Agency or its
14designee. The demonstration shall be consistent with the
15technical, financial, and managerial provisions of the federal
16Safe Drinking Water Act (P.L. 93-523), as now or hereafter
17amended. The Agency is authorized to adopt rules in accordance
18with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to implement
19the purposes of this subsection. Such rules must take into
20account the need for the facility, facility size,
21sophistication of treatment of the water supply, and financial
22requirements needed for operation of the facility.
23    (c) Except as otherwise provided under Board rules, owners
24and operators of community water systems must maintain all
25records, reports, and other documents related to the operation
26of the community water system for a minimum of 10 years.



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1Documents required to be maintained under this subsection (c)
2include, but are not limited to, all billing records and other
3documents related to the purchase of water from other
4community water systems. Documents required to be maintained
5under this subsection (c) must be maintained on the premises
6of the community water system, or at a convenient location
7near its premises, and must be made available to the Agency for
8inspection and copying during normal business hours.
9(Source: P.A. 96-603, eff. 8-24-09.)