(415 ILCS 5/19.2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1019.2)
As used in this Title, unless the context clearly
(a) "Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
(b) "Fund" means the Water Revolving Fund created
pursuant to this Title, consisting of the Water Pollution Control Loan
Program, the Public Water Supply Loan Program,
and the Loan Support Program.
(c) "Loan" means a loan made from the Water Pollution Control
Loan Program or the Public Water Supply Loan Program to an eligible applicant as a result of a
contractual agreement between the Agency and such applicant.
(d) "Construction" means any one or more of the following which is
undertaken for a public purpose: preliminary planning to determine the
feasibility of the treatment works or public water supply, engineering,
fiscal or economic investigations or studies, surveys, designs, plans,
working drawings, specifications, procedures or other necessary actions,
erection, building, acquisition, alteration, remodeling, improvement or
extension of treatment works or public water supplies, or the inspection or
supervision of any of
the foregoing items. "Construction" also includes implementation of source
water quality protection measures and establishment and implementation of
wellhead protection programs in accordance with Section 1452(k)(1) of the
federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
(e) "Intended use plan" means a plan which includes a description of the
short and long term goals and objectives of the Water Pollution Control Loan
Program and the Public Water Supply Loan Program, project categories,
discharge requirements, terms of financial assistance and the loan applicants
to be served.
(f) "Treatment works" means treatment works, as defined in Section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including, but not limited to, the following: any devices and systems owned by a local
government unit and used in the storage, treatment, recycling, and
reclamation of sewerage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature, including
intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, pumping
power and other equipment, and appurtenances; extensions,
improvements, remodeling, additions, and alterations thereof; elements
essential to provide a reliable recycled supply, such as standby treatment
units and clear well facilities; any works, including site acquisition
of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process for
wastewater facilities; and any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating, or disposing of municipal waste, including storm water runoff, or industrial waste, including waste in combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems as those terms are defined in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
(g) "Local government unit" means a county, municipality, township,
municipal or county sewerage or utility authority, sanitary district, public
water district, improvement authority or any other political subdivision
purpose is to construct, operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities, including storm water treatment systems,
or public water supply facilities or both.
(h) "Privately owned community water supply" means:
(1) an investor-owned water utility, if under