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No person shall use water taken from the Chicago River or any of its branches, or from any body of water within the city which is stagnant, or in which there is refuse, waste, garbage, sewage or any other material tending to destroy the purity of the water, for domestic purposes, for watering livestock, for preparing meats, poultry or provisions which are intended for human consumption, or for any other purpose whatever which endangers the public health; but nothing in this section contained shall be construed as limiting or prohibiting the right of persons to use water as a means of supplying motive power for mechanical purposes.
(Amend Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 6-10-96, p. 23652)