(30 ILCS 405/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 454)
    Sec. 4. (a) The proceeds from the sale of bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be used by and under the direction of the Environmental Protection Agency, or any successor agency, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, in such amounts, at such times and for such purpose as the Agency deems necessary or desirable for the planning, financing and construction of municipal sewage treatment works and solid waste disposal facilities.
    (b) Subject to paragraph (a) the proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be used for the rehabilitation and replacement of a structurally unsound interceptor sewer which presents an imminent health hazard, and emergency action is necessary to restore the integrity of the sewer in order to preserve the public health and safety. In determining whether to use the proceeds from the sale of bonds as provided in this paragraph, the Environmental Protection Agency shall assure that the sewer replacement project meets the following requirements:
    (1) The sewer facility should have exceeded its useful life, defined as:
    (i) 50 years - for wastewater conveyance structure.
    (ii) 30-50 years - for other structures (treatment plant related).
    (iii) 15-20 years - for process equipment.
    (iv) 10-15 years - for auxiliary equipment.
    (2) The sewer facility is a primary intercepting or outfall sewer necessary to the integrity and performance of the wastewater disposal system serving the community.
    (3) The sewer facility requires major rehabilitation or replacement to maintain its integrity and performance.
    (4) The sewer serves the wastewater disposal needs of a significant portion of at least 2 separate units of local government or political jurisdictions.
    (5) The sewer serves an area in excess of 2,000 acres and supports a population of not less than 15,000 people.
    (6) The majority of the sewer's length underlies a state or federal highway and threatens the use of such highway.
    (7) The sewer's collapse would threaten the safety and well-being of both the residential and transient population of the community.
    (8) A sewer system evaluation survey has been completed which identifies the major rehabilitation need associated with the sewer facility.
(Source: P.A. 82-383.)