(a)   Definitions.  For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   "Person" means any individual, partnership, co-partnership, 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.
      (2)   "Potable water" means any water used for human or domestic consumption, including, but not limited to, water used for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, or preparing foods.
   (b)   Use of Groundwater as a Potable Water Supply Prohibited. Except for such uses or methods in existence before the effective date of this section, the use or attempt to use as a potable water supply groundwater from within the corporate limits of the City by the installation or drilling of wells or by any other method is hereby prohibited, except at points of withdrawal by the City.
   (c)   Memorandum of Understanding. The Mayor of the City is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ("Illinois EPA") in which the City assumes responsibility for tracking remediated sites, notifying the Illinois EPA of changes to this section, and taking certain precautions when siting public potable water supply wells.
   (d)   Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation.
(Ord. 788. Passed 12-9-02.)