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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5changing Section 19.11 as follows:
6    (415 ILCS 5/19.11)
7    Sec. 19.11. Public water supply disruption; notification.
8    (a) In this Section:
9    "Disruption event" means any:
10        (1) change to a disinfection technique, practice, or
11    technology, including each instance of any change in the
12    concentration of any disinfectant in the water of a public
13    water supply that results in residual concentrations of
14    the disinfectant in the water either exceeding 50% or
15    falling below 20% of the monthly average concentration of
16    disinfectant reported to the Agency in a public water
17    distribution entity's most recent monthly submission of
18    Daily Operating Reports;
19        (2) planned or unplanned work on or damage to a water
20    main;
21        (3) change in a treatment application or source of
22    water that results in an altered finished water quality;
23        (4) event that results in a public water supply's



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1    operating pressure falling below 20 PSI; or
2        (5) condition that results in the issuance of a boil
3    water order.
4    "Health care facility" means a facility, hospital, or
5establishment licensed or organized under the Ambulatory
6Surgical Treatment Center Act, the University of Illinois
7Hospital Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, the Nursing Home
8Care Act, the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or the
9Community Living Facilities Licensing Act.
10    "Health care facility list" means a list enumerating
11health care facilities and their designees that are served by
12a public water supply and maintained by a public water
13distribution entity.
14    "Public water distribution entity" means any of the
15following entities that are responsible for the direct
16supervision of a public water supply: a municipality, a
17private corporation, an individual private owner, or a
18regularly organized body governed by a constitution and
19by-laws requiring regular election of officers.
20    "Public water supply" has the same meaning as defined in
21Section 3.365.
22    "State agencies" means the Illinois Environmental
23Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Public
25    "Water supply operator" means any individual trained in
26the treatment or distribution of water who has practical,



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1working knowledge of the chemical, biological, and physical
2sciences essential to the practical mechanics of water
3treatment or distribution and who is capable of conducting and
4maintaining the water treatment or distribution processes of a
5public water supply in a manner that will provide safe,
6potable water for human consumption.
7    (b) A public water distribution entity, through its
8designated employees or contractors, shall notify its water
9supply operator and all affected health care facilities on the
10public water supply's health care facility list not less than
1114 days before any known, planned, or anticipated disruption
12event. An anticipated disruption event includes for purposes
13of this subsection any disruption event that could or should
14be reasonably anticipated by a public water distribution
16    (c) A public water distribution entity, through its
17designated employees or contractors, shall notify its water
18supply operator and all affected health care facilities that
19are served by the public water supply and affected by any
20unplanned disruption event in the public water supply's water
21distribution system. The notification required under this
22subsection shall be provided within 2 hours after the public
23water distribution entity becomes aware of the unplanned
24disruption event.
25    (d) A health care facility shall designate an email
26address to receive electronic notifications from the public



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1water distribution entity concerning planned or unplanned
2disruption events. The email account shall be accessible to
3the health care facility's designated water management plan
4administrator and other responsible administrative personnel.
5    (e) Any planned or unplanned disruption event notification
6sent to a health care facility under this Section shall also be
7sent to the State agencies via email to the email addresses
8designated by the State agencies within 5 business days. The
9State agencies shall establish, maintain, and retain a list of
10notifications received pursuant to this subsection.
11    The notice required under this Section shall include, but
12shall not be limited to, the following:
13        (1) a detailed description of the disruption event;
14        (2) the date, time, and location of the disruption
15    event;
16        (3) the expected time needed to resolve the disruption
17    event; and
18        (4) a list of the health care facilities notified by
19    the public water distribution entity.
20    Beginning one year after the effective date of this
21amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the State
22agencies shall make available upon request a list of
23disruption events, in an electronic format, sorted by the year
24and month of each occurrence.
25    (f) A public water distribution entity may use contact
26information in its possession, including phone numbers, email



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1addresses, and residential addresses, that it obtained before
2or after a planned or an unplanned disruption event in a public
3water supply in order to inform its customers of the
4disruption event, regardless of whether consent is expressly
5given to use the information for that purpose.
6(Source: P.A. 102-960, eff. 5-27-22.)