(415 ILCS 165/25)
Jurisdictional wastewater authority; authority to enforce; civil penalties.
(a) Jurisdictional wastewater authorities have the concurrent and exclusive authority to enforce this Act and to collect civil penalties for violations of this Act, subject to the conditions in this Section. A jurisdictional wastewater authority may impose a civil penalty in the amount of up to $2,000 for the first violation of this Act, up to $5,000 for the second violation, and up to $10,000 for the third and any subsequent violation. If a covered entity has paid a prior penalty for the same violation to a different jurisdictional wastewater authority with enforcement authority under this Section, the penalty imposed by a jurisdictional wastewater authority shall be reduced by the amount of the payment.
(b) Any civil penalties collected pursuant to this Section must be paid to the enforcing jurisdictional wastewater authority that brought the action.
(c) The remedies provided by this Section are not exclusive and are in addition to the remedies that may be available under relevant consumer protection laws, if applicable.
(d) In addition to penalties recovered under this Section, the enforcing jurisdictional wastewater authority may recover reasonable enforcement costs and attorneys' fees from the liable covered entity.
(Source: P.A. 102-286, eff. 7-1-22