(410 ILCS 655/55)
Water packaged for use in public emergencies.
(a) The Department, by its written permission, may allow a
person to package water for use in public emergencies without
obtaining a water bottling license if the emergency has resulted
in the interruption of, or has compromised the quality of, the public
drinking water supply. The Department's permission may authorize the
of any provision of this Act and related regulations.
(b) The Department may at any time change or impose on the
permittee any requirements, such as requirements concerning testing, equipment,
documentation, that the Department deems necessary to protect public
health, but in doing so, the Department must consider the effect of those
requirements in light of the urgency of the situation. The
Department may grant or withdraw this permission at any time.
(c) Packing, distribution, and use of water under a permit
shall be allowed only during the emergency period and shall end upon
the restoration of adequate public drinking supplies as determined by
the Department. Distribution of the packaged water shall be limited to the area
Water so packaged shall be prominently labeled "drinking water",
"for emergency use only", and "not for sale", or similar wording
approved by the Department.
(d) This Section shall not be construed to restrict licensed
water-bottling plants from providing water processed in accordance
with this Act in emergency situations.
(Source: P.A. 93-866, eff. 1-1-05.)