No water well shall be constructed or deepened except in accordance with these regulations, and it shall be unlawful to proceed with such work unless a permit has first been obtained from the Health Authority. A non-community public water supply shall not be operated without first obtaining a permit from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The owner shall maintain all wells and pumps in a safe condition.
All application for permits under the provisions of these regulations shall be made in writing and in such form as prescribed by the Health Authority. Sufficient data shall be included to determine whether the proposed application for permit meets the requirements of these regulations.
Upon submission of the application for permit, including the plans and specification of the proposed water well or component thereof, the Health Authority shall review said application prior to issuance of a permit. The Health Authority may require additional information, which may include the location of the private sewage disposal system(s) and/or water well(s) on adjacent properties. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant or an authorized agent of the applicant to obtain all necessary data and to design a system that shall meet the requirements of these regulations. If the Health Authority, upon review of said application, finds that such application meets the requirements of these regulations, and upon payment of the required fee, a permit shall be issued to the applicant. Such permit shall include specifications specific to each proposed water well and shall include a statement as to any restrictions relating to the location, materials, components, or type of water well to be constructed.
It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to obtain a permit before any construction or deepening of a water well is begun. Failure of the property owner to obtain said permit shall constitute a violation of these regulations.
It shall be the responsibility of the water well contractor to insure that a permit has been issued before any construction or deepening of a water well is begun and to follow the conditions of said permit. Failure of the water well contractor to insure said permit has been issued or to violate the conditions of said permit shall constitute a violation of these regulations. All water well shall be constructed in accordance with the Illinois Water Well Construction Code. All individuals who construct water wells and install pumps shall be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health in accordance with the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractor’s License Act (225 ILCS 345/1).
A permit to construct or deepen a water well is valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issuance. If construction has not started within this period, the permit is void. The permit may be reinstated at the discretion of the Health Department Administrator if the applicant provides sufficient grounds.
A permit to construct or deepen a water well shall not be required by the Health Authority when such well does or will serve a community public water system or function as a monitoring well.