(415 ILCS 5/17.12)
    Sec. 17.12. Lead service line replacement and notification.
    (a) The purpose of this Act is to: (1) require the owners and operators of community water supplies to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive water service line material inventory and a comprehensive lead service line replacement plan, provide notice to occupants of potentially affected buildings before any construction or repair work on water mains or lead service lines, and request access to potentially affected buildings before replacing lead service lines; and (2) prohibit partial lead service line replacements, except as authorized within this Section.
    (b) The General Assembly finds and declares that:
        (1) There is no safe level of exposure to heavy metal
    
lead, as found by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
        (2) Lead service lines can convey this harmful
    
substance to the drinking water supply.
        (3) According to the Illinois Environmental
    
Protection Agency's 2018 Service Line Material Inventory, the State of Illinois is estimated to have over 680,000 lead-based service lines still in operation.
        (4) The true number of lead service lines is not
    
fully known because Illinois lacks an adequate inventory of lead service lines.
        (5) For the general health, safety and welfare of its
    
residents, all lead service lines in Illinois should be disconnected from the drinking water supply, and the State's drinking water supply.
    (c) In this Section:
    "Advisory Board" means the Lead Service Line Replacement Advisory Board created under subsection (x).
    "Community water supply" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 3.145 of this Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
    "Emergency repair" means any unscheduled water main, water service, or water valve repair or replacement that results from failure or accident.
    "Fund" means the Lead Service Line Replacement Fund created under subsection (bb).
    "Lead service line" means a service line made of lead or service line connected to a lead pigtail, lead gooseneck, or other lead fitting.
    "Material inventory" means a water service line material inventory developed by a community water supply under this Act.
    "Non-community water supply" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 3.145 of the Environmental Protection Act.
    "NSF/ANSI Standard" means a water treatment standard developed by NSF International.
    "Partial lead service line replacement" means replacement of only a portion of a lead service line.
    "Potentially affected building" means any building that is provided water service through a service line that is either a lead service line or a suspected lead service line.
    "Public water supply" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 3.365 of this Act.
    "Service line" means the piping, tubing, and necessary appurtenances acting as a conduit from the water main or source of potable water supply to the building plumbing at the first shut-off valve or 18 inches inside the building, whichever is shorter.
    "Suspected lead service line" means a service line that a community water supply finds more likely than not to be made of lead after completing the requirements under paragraphs (2) through (5) of subsection (h).
    "Small system" means a community water supply that regularly serves water to 3,300 or fewer persons.
    (d) An owner or operator of a community water supply shall:
        (1) develop an initial material inventory by April
    
15, 2022 and electronically submit by April 15, 2023 an updated material inventory electronically to the Agency; and
        (2) deliver a complete material inventory to the
    
Agency no later than April 15, 2024, or such time as required by federal law, whichever is sooner. The complete inventory shall report the composition of all service lines in the community water supply's distribution system.
    (e) The Agency shall review and approve the final material inventory submitted to it under subsection (d).
    (f) If a community water supply does not submit a complete inventory to the Agency by April 15, 2024 under paragraph (2) of subsection (d), the community water supply may apply for an extension to the Agency no less than 3 months prior to the due date. The Agency shall develop criteria for granting material inventory extensions. When considering requests for extension, the Agency shall, at a minimum, consider:
        (1) the number of service connections in a water
    
supply; and
        (2) the number of service lines of an unknown
    
material composition.
    (g) A material inventory prepared for a community water supply under subsection (d) shall identify:
        (1) the total number of service lines connected to
    
the community water supply's distribution system;
        (2) the materials of construction of each service
    
line connected to the community water supply's distribution system;
        (3) the number of suspected lead service lines that
    
were newly identified in the material inventory for the community water supply after the community water supply last submitted a service line inventory to the Agency; and
        (4) the number of suspected or known lead service
    
lines that were replaced after the community water supply last submitted a service line inventory to the Agency, and the material of the service line that replaced each lead service line.
    When identifying the materials of construction under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall to the best of the owner's or operator's ability identify the type of construction material used on the customer's side of the curb box, meter, or other line of demarcation and the community water supply's side of the curb box, meter, or other line of demarcation.
    (h) In completing a material inventory under subsection (d), the owner or operator of a community water supply shall:
        (1) prioritize inspections of high-risk areas
    
identified by the community water supply and inspections of high-risk facilities, such as preschools, day care centers, day care homes, group day care homes, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, and clinics, and confirm service line materials in those areas and at those facilities;
        (2) review historical documentation, such as
    
construction logs or cards, as-built drawings, purchase orders, and subdivision plans, to determine service line material construction;
        (3) when conducting distribution system maintenance,
    
visually inspect service lines and document materials of construction;
        (4) identify any time period when the service lines
    
being connected to its distribution system were primarily lead service lines, if such a time period is known or suspected; and
        (5) discuss service line repair and installation with
    
its employees, contractors, plumbers, other workers who worked on service lines connected to its distribution system, or all of the above.
    (i) The owner or operator of each community water supply shall maintain records of persons who refuse to grant access to the interior of a building for purposes of identifying the materials of construction of a service line. If a community water supply has been denied access on the property or to the interior of a building for that reason, then the community water supply shall attempt to identify the service line as a suspected lead service line, unless documentation is provided showing otherwise.
    (j) If a community water supply identifies a lead service line connected to a building, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall attempt to notify the owner of the building and all occupants of the building of the existence of the lead service line within 15 days after identifying the lead service line, or as soon as is reasonably possible thereafter. Individual written notice shall be given according to the provisions of subsection (jj).
    (k) An owner or operator of a community water supply has no duty to include in the material inventory required under subsection (d) information about service lines that are physically disconnected from a water main in its distribution system.
    (l) The owner or operator of each community water supply shall post on its website a copy of the most recently submitted material inventory or alternatively may request that the Agency post a copy of that material inventory on the Agency's website.
    (m) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require service lines to be unearthed for the sole purpose of inventorying.
    (n) When an owner or operator of a community water supply awards a contract under this Section, the owner or operator shall make a good faith effort to use contractors and vendors owned by minority persons, women, and persons with a disability, as those terms are defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act, for not less than 20% of the total contracts, provided that:
        (1) contracts representing at least 11% of the total
    
projects shall be awarded to minority-owned businesses, as defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act;
        (2) contracts representing at least 7% of the total
    
projects shall be awarded to women-owned businesses, as defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act; and
        (3) contracts representing at least 2% of the total
    
projects shall be awarded to businesses owned by persons with a disability.
    Owners or operators of a community water supply are encouraged to divide projects, whenever economically feasible, into contracts of smaller size that ensure small business contractors or vendors shall have the ability to qualify in the applicable bidding process, when determining the ability to deliver on a given contract based on scope and size, as a responsible and responsive bidder.
    When a contractor or vendor submits a bid or letter of intent in response to a request for proposal or other bid submission, the contractor or vendor shall include with its responsive documents a utilization plan that shall address how compliance with applicable good faith requirements set forth in this subsection shall be addressed.
    Under this subsection, "good faith effort" means a community water supply has taken all necessary steps to comply with the goals of this subsection by complying with the following:
        (1) Soliciting through reasonable and available means
    
the interest of a business, as defined in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act, that have the capability to perform the work of the contract. The community water supply must solicit this interest within sufficient time to allow certified businesses to respond.
        (2) Providing interested certified businesses with
    
adequate information about the plans, specifications, and requirements of the contract, including addenda, in a timely manner to assist them in responding to the solicitation.
        (3) Meeting in good faith with interested certified
    
businesses that have submitted bids.
        (4) Effectively using the services of the State,
    
minority or women community organizations, minority or women contractor groups, local, State, and federal minority or women business assistance offices, and other organizations to provide assistance in the recruitment and placement of certified businesses.
        (5) Making efforts to use appropriate forums for
    
purposes of advertising subcontracting opportunities suitable for certified businesses.
    The diversity goals defined in this subsection can be met through direct award to diverse contractors and through the use of diverse subcontractors and diverse vendors to contracts.
    (o) An owner or operator of a community water supply shall collect data necessary to ensure compliance with subsection (n) no less than semi-annually and shall include progress toward compliance of subsection (n) in the owner or operator's report required under subsection (t-5). The report must include data on vendor and employee diversity, including data on the owner's or operator's implementation of subsection (n).
    (p) Every owner or operator of a community water supply that has known or suspected lead service lines shall:
        (1) create a plan to:
            (A) replace each lead service line connected to
        
its distribution system; and
            (B) replace each galvanized service line
        
connected to its distribution system, if the galvanized service line is or was connected downstream to lead piping; and
        (2) electronically submit, by April 15, 2024 its
    
initial lead service line replacement plan to the Agency;
        (3) electronically submit by April 15 of each year
    
after 2024 until April 15, 2027 an updated lead service line replacement plan to the Agency for review; the updated replacement plan shall account for changes in the number of lead service lines or unknown service lines in the material inventory described in subsection (d);
        (4) electronically submit by April 15, 2027 a
    
complete and final replacement plan to the Agency for approval; the complete and final replacement plan shall account for all known and suspected lead service lines documented in the final material inventory described under paragraph (3) of subsection (d); and
        (5) post on its website a copy of the plan most
    
recently submitted to the Agency or may request that the Agency post a copy of that plan on the Agency's website.
    (q) Each plan required under paragraph (1) of subsection (p) shall include the following:
        (1) the name and identification number of the
    
community water supply;
        (2) the total number of service lines connected to
    
the distribution system of the community water supply;
        (3) the total number of suspected lead service lines
    
connected to the distribution system of the community water supply;
        (4) the total number of known lead service lines
    
connected to the distribution system of the community water supply;
        (5) the total number of lead service lines connected
    
to the distribution system of the community water supply that have been replaced each year beginning in 2020;
        (6) a proposed lead service line replacement schedule
    
that includes one-year, 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, 20-year, 25-year, and 30-year goals;
        (7) an analysis of costs and financing options for
    
replacing the lead service lines connected to the community water supply's distribution system, which shall include, but shall not be limited to:
            (A) a detailed accounting of costs associated
        
with replacing lead service lines and galvanized lines that are or were connected downstream to lead piping;
            (B) measures to address affordability and prevent
        
service shut-offs for customers or ratepayers; and
            (C) consideration of different scenarios for
        
structuring payments between the utility and its customers over time; and
        (8) a plan for prioritizing high-risk facilities,
    
such as preschools, day care centers, day care homes, group day care homes, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, and clinics, as well as high-risk areas identified by the community water supply;
        (9) a map of the areas where lead service lines are
    
expected to be found and the sequence with which those areas will be inventoried and lead service lines replaced;
        (10) measures for how the community water supply will
    
inform the public of the plan and provide opportunity for public comment; and
        (11) measures to encourage diversity in hiring in the
    
workforce required to implement the plan as identified under subsection (n).
    (r) The Agency shall review final plans submitted to it under subsection (p). The Agency shall approve a final plan if the final plan includes all of the elements set forth under subsection (q) and the Agency determines that:
        (1) the proposed lead service line replacement
    
schedule set forth in the plan aligns with the timeline requirements set forth under subsection (v);
        (2) the plan prioritizes the replacement of lead
    
service lines that provide water service to high-risk facilities, such as preschools, day care centers, day care homes, group day care homes, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, and clinics, and high-risk areas identified by the community water supply;
        (3) the plan includes analysis of cost and financing
    
options; and
        (4) the plan provides documentation of public review.
    (s) An owner or operator of a community water supply has no duty to include in the plans required under subsection (p) information about service lines that are physically disconnected from a water main in its distribution system.
    (t) If a community water supply does not deliver a complete plan to the Agency by April 15, 2027, the community water supply may apply to the Agency for an extension no less than 3 months prior to the due date. The Agency shall develop criteria for granting plan extensions. When considering requests for extension, the Agency shall, at a minimum, consider:
        (1) the number of service connections in a water
    
supply; and
        (2) the number of service lines of an unknown
    
material composition.
    (t-5) After the Agency has approved the final replacement plan described in subsection (p), the owner or operator of a community water supply shall submit a report detailing progress toward plan goals to the Agency for its review. The report shall be submitted annually for the first 10 years, and every 3 years thereafter until all lead service lines have been replaced. Reports under this subsection shall be published in the same manner described in subsection (l). The report shall include at least the following information as it pertains to the preceding reporting period:
        (1) The number of lead service lines replaced and the
    
average cost of lead service line replacement.
        (2) Progress toward meeting hiring requirements as
    
described in subsection (n) and subsection (o).
        (3) The percent of customers electing a waiver
    
offered, as described in subsections (ii) and (jj), among those customers receiving a request or notification to perform a lead service line replacement.
        (4) The method or methods used by the community water
    
supply to finance lead service line replacement.
    (u) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to provide for costs associated with lead service line remediation and replacement, the corporate authorities of a municipality may, by ordinance or resolution by the corporate authorities, exercise authority provided in Section 27-5 et seq. of the Property Tax Code and Sections 8-3-1, 8-11-1, 8-11-5, 8-11-6, 9-1-1 et seq., 9-3-1 et seq., 9-4-1 et seq., 11-131-1, and 11-150-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code. Taxes levied for this purpose shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized under Section 8-3-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code and shall be included in the taxing district's aggregate extension for the purposes of Division 5 of Article 18 of the Property Tax Code.
    (v) Every owner or operator of a community water supply shall replace all known lead service lines, subject to the requirements of subsection (ff), according to the following replacement rates and timelines to be calculated from the date of submission of the final replacement plan to the Agency:
        (1) A community water supply reporting 1,200 or fewer
    
lead service lines in its final inventory and replacement plan shall replace all lead service lines, at an annual rate of no less than 7% of the amount described in the final inventory, with a timeline of up to 15 years for completion.
        (2) A community water supply reporting more than
    
1,200 but fewer than 5,000 lead service lines in its final inventory and replacement plan shall replace all lead service lines, at an annual rate of no less than 6% of the amount described in the final inventory, with a timeline of up to 17 years for completion.
        (3) A community water supply reporting more than
    
4,999 but fewer than 10,000 lead service lines in its final inventory and replacement plan shall replace all lead service lines, at an annual rate of no less than 5% of the amount described in the final inventory, with a timeline of up to 20 years for completion.
        (4) A community water supply reporting more than
    
9,999 but fewer than 99,999 lead service lines in its final inventory and replacement plan shall replace all lead service lines, at an annual rate of no less than 3% of the amount described in the final inventory, with a timeline of up to 34 years for completion.
        (5) A community water supply reporting more than
    
99,999 lead service lines in its final inventory and replacement plan shall replace all lead service lines, at an annual rate of no less than 2% of the amount described in the final inventory, with a timeline of up to 50 years for completion.
    (w) A community water supply may apply to the Agency for an extension to the replacement timelines described in paragraphs (1) through (5) of subsection (v). The Agency shall develop criteria for granting replacement timeline extensions. When considering requests for timeline extensions, the Agency shall, at a minimum, consider:
        (1) the number of service connections in a water
    
supply; and
        (2) unusual circumstances creating hardship for a
    
community.
    The Agency may grant one extension of additional time equal to not more than 20% of the original replacement timeline, except in situations of extreme hardship in which the Agency may consider a second additional extension equal to not more than 10% of the original replacement timeline.
    Replacement rates and timelines shall be calculated from the date of submission of the final plan to the Agency.
    (x) The Lead Service Line Replacement Advisory Board is created within the Agency. The Advisory Board shall convene within 120 days after January 1, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act 102-613).
    The Advisory Board shall consist of at least 28 voting members, as follows:
        (1) the Director of the Agency, or his or her
    
designee, who shall serve as chairperson;
        (2) the Director of Revenue, or his or her designee;
        (3) the Director of Public Health, or his or her
    
designee;
        (4) fifteen members appointed by the Agency as
    
follows:
            (A) one member representing a statewide
        
organization of municipalities as authorized by Section 1-8-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code;
            (B) two members who are mayors representing
        
municipalities located in any county south of the southernmost county represented by one of the 10 largest municipalities in Illinois by population, or their respective designees;
            (C) two members who are representatives from
        
public health advocacy groups;
            (D) two members who are representatives from
        
publicly-owned water utilities;
            (E) one member who is a representative from a
        
public utility as defined under Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act that provides water service in the State of Illinois;
            (F) one member who is a research professional
        
employed at an Illinois academic institution and specializing in water infrastructure research;
            (G) two members who are representatives from
        
nonprofit civic organizations;
            (H) one member who is a representative from a
        
statewide organization representing environmental organizations;
            (I) two members who are representatives from
        
organized labor; and
            (J) one member representing an environmental
        
justice organization; and
        (5) ten members who are the mayors of the 10 largest
    
municipalities in Illinois by population, or their respective designees.
    No less than 10 of the 28 voting members shall be persons of color, and no less than 3 shall represent communities defined or self-identified as environmental justice communities.
    Advisory Board members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties from funds appropriated for that purpose. The Agency shall provide administrative support to the Advisory Board.
    The Advisory Board shall meet no less than once every 6 months.
    (y) The Advisory Board shall have, at a minimum, the following duties:
        (1) advising the Agency on best practices in lead
    
service line replacement;
        (2) reviewing the progress of community water
    
supplies toward lead service line replacement goals;
        (3) advising the Agency on other matters related to
    
the administration of the provisions of this Section;
        (4) advising the Agency on the integration of
    
existing lead service line replacement plans with any statewide plan; and
        (5) providing technical support and practical
    
expertise in general.
    (z) Within 18 months after January 1, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act 102-613), the Advisory Board shall deliver a report of its recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning opportunities for dedicated, long-term revenue options for funding lead service line replacement. In submitting recommendations, the Advisory Board shall consider, at a minimum, the following:
        (1) the sufficiency of various revenue sources to
    
adequately fund replacement of all lead service lines in Illinois;
        (2) the financial burden, if any, on households
    
falling below 150% of the federal poverty limit;
        (3) revenue options that guarantee low-income
    
households are protected from rate increases;
        (4) an assessment of the ability of community water
    
supplies to assess and collect revenue;
        (5) variations in financial resources among
    
individual households within a service area; and
        (6) the protection of low-income households from rate
    
increases.
    (aa) Within 10 years after January 1, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act 102-613), the Advisory Board shall prepare and deliver a report to the Governor and General Assembly concerning the status of all lead service line replacement within the State.
    (bb) The Lead Service Line Replacement Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury to be used by the Agency for the purposes provided under this Section. The Fund shall be used exclusively to finance and administer programs and activities specified under this Section and listed under this subsection.
    The objective of the Fund is to finance activities associated with identifying and replacing lead service lines, build Agency capacity to oversee the provisions of this Section, and provide related assistance for the activities listed under this subsection.
    The Agency shall be responsible for the administration of the Fund and shall allocate moneys on the basis of priorities established by the Agency through administrative rule. On July 1, 2022 and on July 1 of each year thereafter, the Agency shall determine the available amount of resources in the Fund that can be allocated to the activities identified under this Section and shall allocate the moneys accordingly.
    Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Lead Service Line Replacement Fund is not subject to sweeps, administrative charge-backs, or any other fiscal maneuver that would in any way transfer any amounts from the Lead Service Line Replacement Fund into any other fund of the State.
    (cc) Within one year after January 1, 2022 (the effective date of Public Act 102-613), the Agency shall design rules for a program for the purpose of administering lead service line replacement funds. The rules must, at minimum, contain:
        (1) the process by which community water supplies may
    
apply for funding; and
        (2) the criteria for determining unit of local
    
government eligibility and prioritization for funding, including the prevalence of low-income households, as measured by median household income, the prevalence of lead service lines, and the prevalence of water samples that demonstrate elevated levels of lead.
    (dd) Funding under subsection (cc) shall be available for costs directly attributable to the planning, design, or construction directly related to the replacement of lead service lines and restoration of property.
    Funding shall not be used for the general operating expenses of a municipality or community water supply.
    (ee) An owner or operator of any community water supply receiving grant funding under subsection (cc) shall bear the entire expense of full lead service line replacement for all lead service lines in the scope of the grant.
    (ff) When replacing a lead service line, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall replace the service line in its entirety, including, but not limited to, any portion of the service line (i) running on private property and (ii) within the building's plumbing at the first shut-off valve. Partial lead service line replacements are expressly prohibited. Exceptions shall be made under the following circumstances:
        (1) In the event of an emergency repair that affects
    
a lead service line or a suspected lead service line, a community water supply must contact the building owner to begin the process of replacing the entire service line. If the building owner is not able to be contacted or the building owner or occupant refuses to grant access and permission to replace the entire service line at the time of the emergency repair, then the community water supply may perform a partial lead service line replacement. Where an emergency repair on a service line constructed of lead or galvanized steel pipe results in a partial service line replacement, the water supply responsible for commencing the repair shall perform the following:
            (A) Notify the building's owner or operator and
        
the resident or residents served by the lead service line in writing that a repair has been completed. The notification shall include, at a minimum:
                (i) a warning that the work may result in
            
sediment, possibly containing lead, in the buildings water supply system;
                (ii) information concerning practices for
            
preventing the consumption of any lead in drinking water, including a recommendation to flush water distribution pipe during and after the completion of the repair or replacement work and to clean faucet aerator screens; and
                (iii) information regarding the dangers of
            
lead to young children and pregnant women.
            (B) Provide filters for at least one fixture
        
supplying potable water for consumption. The filter must be certified by an accredited third-party certification body to NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of lead and particulate. The filter must be provided until such time that the remaining portions of the service line have been replaced with a material approved by the Department or a waiver has been issued under subsection (ii).
            (C) Replace the remaining portion of the lead
        
service line within 30 days of the repair, or 120 days in the event of weather or other circumstances beyond reasonable control that prohibits construction. If a complete lead service line replacement cannot be made within the required period, the community water supply responsible for commencing the repair shall notify the Department in writing, at a minimum, of the following within 24 hours of the repair:
                (i) an explanation of why it is not feasible
            
to replace the remaining portion of the lead service line within the allotted time; and
                (ii) a timeline for when the remaining
            
portion of the lead service line will be replaced.
            (D) If complete repair of a lead service line
        
cannot be completed due to denial by the property owner, the community water supply commencing the repair shall request the affected property owner to sign a waiver developed by the Department. If a property owner of a nonresidential building or residence operating as rental properties denies a complete lead service line replacement, the property owner shall be responsible for installing and maintaining point-of-use filters certified by an accredited third-party certification body to NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of lead and particulate at all fixtures intended to supply water for the purposes of drinking, food preparation, or making baby formula. The filters shall continue to be supplied by the property owner until such time that the property owner has affected the remaining portions of the lead service line to be replaced.
            (E) Document any remaining lead service line,
        
including a portion on the private side of the property, in the community water supply's distribution system materials inventory required under subsection (d).
        For the purposes of this paragraph (1), written
    
notice shall be provided in the method and according to the provisions of subsection (jj).
        (2) Lead service lines that are physically
    
disconnected from the distribution system are exempt from this subsection.
    (gg) Except as provided in subsection (hh), on and after January 1, 2022, when the owner or operator of a community water supply replaces a water main, the community water supply shall identify all lead service lines connected to the water main and shall replace the lead service lines by:
        (1) identifying the material or materials of each
    
lead service line connected to the water main, including, but not limited to, any portion of the service line (i) running on private property and (ii) within the building plumbing at the first shut-off valve or 18 inches inside the building, whichever is shorter;
        (2) in conjunction with replacement of the water
    
main, replacing any and all portions of each lead service line connected to the water main that are composed of lead; and
        (3) if a property owner or customer refuses to grant
    
access to the property, following prescribed notice provisions as outlined in subsection (ff).
    If an owner of a potentially affected building intends to replace a portion of a lead service line or a galvanized service line and the galvanized service line is or was connected downstream to lead piping, then the owner of the potentially affected building shall provide the owner or operator of the community water supply with notice at least 45 days before commencing the work. In the case of an emergency repair, the owner of the potentially affected building must provide filters for each kitchen area that are certified by an accredited third-party certification body to NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of lead and particulate. If the owner of the potentially affected building notifies the owner or operator of the community water supply that replacement of a portion of the lead service line after the emergency repair is completed, then the owner or operator of the community water supply shall replace the remainder of the lead service line within 30 days after completion of the emergency repair. A community water supply may take up to 120 days if necessary due to weather conditions. If a replacement takes longer than 30 days, filters provided by the owner of the potentially affected building must be replaced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Partial lead service line replacements by the owners of potentially affected buildings are otherwise prohibited.
    (hh) For municipalities with a population in excess of 1,000,000 inhabitants, the requirements of subsection (gg) shall commence on January 1, 2023.
    (ii) At least 45 days before conducting planned lead service line replacement, the owner or operator of a community water supply shall, by mail, attempt to contact the owner of the potentially affected building serviced by the lead service line to request access to the building and permission to replace the lead service line in accordance with the lead service line replacement plan. If the owner of the potentially affected building does not respond to the request within 15 days after the request is sent, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall attempt to post the request on the entrance of the potentially affected building.
    If the owner or operator of a community water supply is unable to obtain approval to access and replace a lead service line, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall request that the owner of the potentially affected building sign a waiver. The waiver shall be developed by the Department and should be made available in the owner's language. If the owner of the potentially affected building refuses to sign the waiver or fails to respond to the community water supply after the community water supply has complied with this subsection, then the community water supply shall notify the Department in writing within 15 working days.
    (jj) When replacing a lead service line or repairing or replacing water mains with lead service lines or partial lead service lines attached to them, the owner or operator of a community water supply shall provide the owner of each potentially affected building that is serviced by the affected lead service lines or partial lead service lines, as well as the occupants of those buildings, with an individual written notice. The notice shall be delivered by mail or posted at the primary entranceway of the building. The notice may, in addition, be electronically mailed. Written notice shall include, at a minimum, the following:
        (1) a warning that the work may result in sediment,
    
possibly containing lead from the service line, in the building's water;
        (2) information concerning the best practices for
    
preventing exposure to or risk of consumption of lead in drinking water, including a recommendation to flush water lines during and after the completion of the repair or replacement work and to clean faucet aerator screens; and
        (3) information regarding the dangers of lead
    
exposure to young children and pregnant women.
    When the individual written notice described in the first paragraph of this subsection is required as a result of planned work other than the repair or replacement of a water meter, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall provide the notice not less than 14 days before work begins. When the individual written notice described in the first paragraph of this subsection is required as a result of emergency repairs other than the repair or replacement of a water meter, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall provide the notice at the time the work is initiated. When the individual written notice described in the first paragraph of this subsection is required as a result of the repair or replacement of a water meter, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall provide the notice at the time the work is initiated.
    The notifications required under this subsection must contain the following statement in Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Tagalog, Arabic, Korean, German, Urdu, and Gujarati: "This notice contains important information about your water service and may affect your rights. We encourage you to have this notice translated in full into a language you understand and before you make any decisions that may be required under this notice."
    An owner or operator of a community water supply that is required under this subsection to provide an individual written notice to the owner and occupant of a potentially affected building that is a multi-dwelling building may satisfy that requirement and the requirements of this subsection regarding notification to non-English speaking customers by posting the required notice on the primary entranceway of the building and at the location where the occupant's mail is delivered as reasonably as possible.
    When this subsection would require the owner or operator of a community water supply to provide an individual written notice to the entire community served by the community water supply or would require the owner or operator of a community water supply to provide individual written notices as a result of emergency repairs or when the community water supply that is required to comply with this subsection is a small system, the owner or operator of the community water supply may provide the required notice through local media outlets, social media, or other similar means in lieu of providing the individual written notices otherwise required under this subsection.
    No notifications are required under this subsection for work performed on water mains that are used to transmit treated water between community water supplies and properties that have no service connections.
    (kk) No community water supply that sells water to any wholesale or retail consecutive community water supply may pass on any costs associated with compliance with this Section to consecutive systems.
    (ll) To the extent allowed by law, when a community water supply replaces or installs a lead service line in a public right-of-way or enters into an agreement with a private contractor for replacement or installation of a lead service line, the community water supply shall be held harmless for all damage to property when replacing or installing the lead service line. If dangers are encountered that prevent the replacement of the lead service line, the community water supply shall notify the Department within 15 working days of why the replacement of the lead service line could not be accomplished.
    (mm) The Agency may propose to the Board, and the Board may adopt, any rules necessary to implement and administer this Section. The Department may adopt rules necessary to address lead service lines attached to non-community water supplies.
    (nn) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Section, no requirement in this Section shall be construed as being less stringent than existing applicable federal requirements.
    (oo) All lead service line replacements financed in whole or in part with funds obtained under this Section shall be considered public works for purposes of the Prevailing Wage Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-613, eff. 1-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)