(415 ILCS 5/3.545) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.55)
    Sec. 3.545. Water pollution. "Water pollution" is such alteration of the physical, thermal, chemical, biological or radioactive properties of any waters of the State, or such discharge of any contaminant into any waters of the State, as will or is likely to create a nuisance or render such waters harmful or detrimental or injurious to public health, safety or welfare, or to domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, or other legitimate uses, or to livestock, wild animals, birds, fish, or other aquatic life.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)