[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Mendota as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Use of Groundwater as Potable Water Supply
[Adopted by Ord. No. 10-07-02]
Except for such uses or methods in existence before the effective date of this article, the use or attempt to use as a potable water supply groundwater from within the corporate limits of the City of Mendota by the installation or drilling of wells or by any other method is hereby prohibited except at points of withdrawal by the City of Mendota more than 1,000 feet from any known and documented points of contamination.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine as set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, Penalties and Enforcement, of the City Code.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, limited-liability company, corporation, association, joint-stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.
- POTABLE WATER
- Any water used for human or domestic consumption, including, but not limited to, water used for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing dishes or preparing foods.
The Mayor of the City of Mendota is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ("Illinois EPA") in which the City of Mendota assumes responsibility for tracking remediated sites, notifying the Illinois EPA of changes to this article, and taking certain precautions when siting public potable water supply wells.