TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER r: WATER AND SEWAGE
PART 920 ILLINOIS WATER WELL CONSTRUCTION CODE
SECTION 920.110 MODIFICATION OF WELLS
Section 920.110 Modification of Wells
a) General. Wells constructed prior to the adoption of this Part may not meet the criteria established. When a well is to undergo modification, reconstruction, or repair, the work shall include those changes necessary to make the well conform to this Part. Where existing wells have buried well seals, the seal shall be replaced with a pitless well adapter or the casing shall be extended above the ground surface in accordance with Section 920.90(c) when the existing well seal is removed.
b) Well Pits.
1) No new well pits shall be allowed.
2) Existing pits will be accepted if the following conditions exist:
A) The well pit shall be structurally sound and watertight. The casing shall extend at least twelve (12) inches above the pit or basement floor and have a well seal to prevent contaminants from entering the well.
B) A watertight manhole and cover must be provided for the well pit.
3) No existing well pit shall be modified to comply with subsection (b)(2) above. Existing pits which are not in compliance with subsection (b)(2) shall be eliminated. The floor or one wall of the pit shall be broken or removed and the pit filled with compacted earth.
(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 17684, effective November 30, 1994)