Public Act 93-0608

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    AN ACT in relation to groundwater.

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

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

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

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

Effective Date: 11/20/2003