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225 ILCS 345/2

    (225 ILCS 345/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 7103)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (1) "Water well" and "well" mean any excavation that is drilled, cored, bored, washed, driven, dug, jetted or otherwise constructed when the intended use of such excavation is for the location, diversion, artificial recharge, or acquisition of ground water, but such term does not include an excavation made for the purpose of obtaining or prospecting for oil, natural gas, minerals or products of mining or quarrying or for inserting media to repressure oil or natural gas bearing formation or for storing petroleum, natural gas or other products, or monitoring wells;
    (2) "Ground water" means water of under-ground aquifers, streams, channels, artesian basins, reservoirs, lakes and other water under the surface of the ground whether percolating or otherwise;
    (3) "Drill" and "drilling" mean all acts necessary to the construction of a water well including the sealing of unused water well holes;
    (4) "Water Well Contractor" and "Contractor" mean any person who contracts to drill, alter or repair any water well;
    (5) "Water Well Pump Installation" means the selection of and the procedure employed in the placement and preparation for operation of equipment and materials utilized in withdrawing or obtaining water from a well for any use, including all construction involved in making entrance to the well and establishing such seals and safeguards as may be necessary to protect such water from contamination and all construction involved in connecting such wells and pumping units or pressure tanks in the water supply systems of buildings served by such well, including repair to any existing installation;
    (6) "Water Well Pump Installation Contractor" means any person engaged in the business of installing or repairing pumps and pumping equipment owned by others;
    (7) "Water Well and Pump Installation Contractor" means any person engaged in both businesses described in subsections 4, 5, and 6 above;
    (8) "Department" means the Department of Public Health of this State;
    (9) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Health;
    (10) "Board" means the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractors Licensing Board created by Section 6 of this Act;
    (11) "Person" includes any natural person, partnership, association, trust and public or private corporation;
    (12) "Monitoring well" means a water well intended for the purpose of determining groundwater quality or quantity;
    (13) "Closed loop well" means a sealed, watertight loop of pipe buried outside of a building foundation intended to recirculate a liquid solution through a heat exchanger but is limited to the construction of the bore hole, piping in the bore hole, heat exchange fluid, and the grouting of the bore hole and does not include the piping and appurtenances used in any other capacity. "Closed loop well" does not include any horizontal closed loop well systems where grouting is not necessary by law or standard industry practice;
    (14) "Closed loop well contractor" means any person who installs closed loop wells for another person. "Closed loop well contractor" does not include the employee of a closed loop contractor.
(Source: P.A. 97-363, eff. 8-15-11; 98-951, eff. 8-15-14.)