Tazewell County Health Dept.

Water Supply

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SUB-CHAPTER C, WATER SUPPLY
 

6 TCC 1-16. Public Water Supply to be Used.
 

In those locations where a public water supply is reasonably available, a water well may not be used as a source of water for drinking and culinary purposes, if it would result in any plumbing connection, however indirect, with any public water supply, except as allowed by the public water supply authority.
 

6 TCC 1-17. Permit Required.
 

No water well shall be constructed or repaired nor any water well pump installed in this County except in accordance with this Chapter, and it shall be unlawful to proceed with such work unless a permit therefore shall have first been obtained from the County Health Department, said permit fee being $100.00. All wells and pumps shall be maintained in safe condition by the owner. (March 1995)
 

6 TCC 1-18. Application for Permit.
 

Application for such permits shall be in writing and in such forms as shall be prescribed by the County Health Department.
 

6 TCC 1-19. Location and Construction of Water Well Pumps.
 

(a) Except as otherwise herein provided, the location, construction, repair, and disinfection of water wells and the installation of water well pumps shall be governed by the requirements set forth in the Water Well Construction Code of the Illinois Department of Public Health (See 77 Ill Adm. Code 920) and the Water Well Pump Installation Code of the Illinois Department of Public Health (See 77 Ill Adm. Code 925). Wells that have been abandoned shall be sealed in the manner prescribed by the County Health Department. (March 1973)
 

(b) All new and replacement individual or community water supply systems which are subject to approval by the County Health Department shall be located and constructed to avoid impairment to them or contamination of them during flooding. (July 1977)
 

6 TCC 1-20. Disinfection and Analysis.
 

Owners of a new well shall have the water analyzed and approved by either laboratory of the Illinois Department of Public Health, or a laboratory approved by the County Health Department before the well is placed in service. A copy of the analysis shall be filed with the County Health Department. (March 1973)
 

6 TCC 1-21. Cisterns.
 

Cisterns, when used for secure sources of drinking water, shall be located, constructed, and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Public Health.
 

6 TCC 1-22. Continuing Analysis.
 

It shall be the duty of the owner of every well serving as a water supply for more than one residence to have the water therein bacteriologically analyzed and approved at such times as required by the County Health Department; however, such analysis shall be made by either laboratory of the Illinois Department of Public Health or a laboratory approved by the County Health Department. In addition, such water shall be analyzed as aforesaid whenever the water lines are opened up for additional service to new residences or other residences, which have not heretofore been supplied from said well. A copy of the analysis shall be filed with the County Health Department.

(March 1973)
 

6 TCC 1-23. Capacity, Storage, Trunk, and Service Lines.
 

All wells furnishing the water supply to more than one residence shall meet the following requirements:
 

(a) The supply of water shall be sufficient to pump a minimum of six (6) gallons per minute for a minimum of twelve (12) hours per day.
 

(b) A storage area shall be installed and maintained with a minimum storage capacity of one hundred (100) gallons for each residence served or to be served, maintained at a minimum pressure of thirty (30) pounds per square inch.
 

(c) All trunk lines shall be no smaller than two (2) inches in diameter.
 

(d) All service lines shall be no smaller than ¾ of an inch in diameter.

(March 1973)
 

6 TCC 1-24. Registration.
 

The owners of all wells serving as the water supply for more than one residence shall register the same with the County Health Department on such forms as shall be furnished by said Department. “Owner” is hereby defined as the person, firm, or corporation who holds legal title to the premises in which said well is located. If the owner is a firm or corporation, the owner shall also appoint a person to be in charge of the maintenance of said well and all service and trunk lines and his name shall be registered with said Department. Any change of the person in charge as herein required shall be promptly reported by the owner to said Department. (March 1973)