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.