(415 ILCS 55/6)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7456)
(a) The Department with the cooperation of the Agency, the
Department of Public Health, the Department of Agriculture and others as
needed, shall develop, coordinate and conduct an education program for
groundwater protection. The program shall include, but not be limited to,
education for the general public, business, agriculture, government, and
private water supply owners, users and operators.
(b) The education program shall address at least the following topics:
hydrogeologic principles, groundwater protection issues, State groundwater
potential contamination sources, potential water
quality problems, well protection measures, and the need for periodic well tests.
(c) The Department shall cooperate with local governments and regional
planning agencies and committees to coordinate local and regional education programs and
workshops, and to expedite the exchange of technical information.
(Source: P.A. 85-863.)