SB1085enr 93rd General Assembly


SB1085 Enrolled                      LRB093 10511 EFG 10765 b

 1        AN ACT in relation to groundwater.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Department of Natural Resources Act is
 5    amended by adding Section 1-30 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 805/1-30 new)
 7        Sec. 1-30.  Aquifer study.  The Department shall  conduct
 8    a  study  to  (i)  develop an understanding of the geology of
 9    each aquifer in the State;  (ii)  determine  the  groundwater
10    flow  through  the  geologic units and the interaction of the
11    groundwater  with  surface  waters;  (iii)  analyze   current
12    groundwater  withdrawals; and (iv) determine the chemistry of
13    the geologic units and the groundwater in those units.  Based
14    upon information obtained  from  the  study,  the  Department
15    shall  develop  geologic and groundwater flow models for each
16    underground aquifer in the State showing the impact of adding
17    future wells or of future groundwater withdrawals.

18        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
19    becoming law.