A.   Definition: As used in this chapter, "abandoned well" means a potable water well or any other type of well which is no longer used for the purpose for which it was intended.
   B.   Notice To Seal; Requirements: Upon written notice by the city of any abandoned well, the owner shall cause the well to be properly sealed. A proper seal shall be in accordance with the most current rules of the Illinois department of public health or other appropriate state agency concerning the sealing of abandoned wells.
   C.   Sealing By City; Costs: If an abandoned well is not properly sealed within fifteen (15) days after service of the written notice, the city shall have the power to enter upon the premises or to authorize its agent to do so, and to properly seal the well. The expense of sealing the well by the city or its agent shall be paid by the owner. If the expense is not paid within thirty (30) days after notice of such expense has been given to the owner, the city may proceed to commence legal action against the owner for the collection of the expenses.
   D.   Service Of Notice And Bill: The notice provided by subsection B of this section and the billing provided by subsection C of this section may be served personally on the owner or may be sent by first class mail to the last known address of the owner, as shown on the assessor's records. (2006 Code § 6-4-7)