101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
20 ILCS 605/605-870 new
220 ILCS 5/8-306
415 ILCS 5/17.11 rep.
Creates the Reduction of Lead Service Lines Act. Requires community
water supplies to identify and replace all lead service lines that connect
to a water main. Provides that every community water supply in Illinois
that has known lead service lines shall create a plan, to be submitted to
the Environmental Protection Agency for approval, to replace all lead
service lines and galvanized service lines if the service line is or was
connected to lead piping. Provides that, within legal bounds, a community
water supply shall have the authority to access private property and
private residences for the sole purpose of identifying or replacing lead
service lines or galvanized service lines. Provides that no person shall
replace a portion of a lead service line without replacing the entirety of
the line at the same time, except in cases of emergency repair. Amends the
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil
Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity to establish a comprehensive low-income water
assistance policy and program. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Removes
references to unaccounted-for water and replaces them with references to
nonrevenue water. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may allow
or direct a water utility to establish a customer assistance program.
Provides that certain entities that serve or provide water or sewer
services shall prepare a summary of the cost of service for a given
calendar year. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Reduction of Lead Service Lines Act.
The purpose of this Act is to require
the owners and operators of community water supplies to: (1)
create a comprehensive lead service line inventory; (2) provide
notice to occupants of potentially affected residences and
buildings of construction or repair work on water mains, lead
service lines, or water meters; (3) prohibit partial lead
service line replacements; and (4) create a lead service line
In this Act:
"Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
"Community water supply" means a public water supply that
serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round
residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents
"Department" means the Department of Public Health.
"Emergency repair" means water distribution work that
includes unscheduled water main, water service, water valve, or
repair or replacement that results from premature