(A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      PERSON. 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.
      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.
   (B)   Prohibition. The use or attempt to use groundwater from within the corporate limits of the city as a potable water supply by the installation or drilling of wells or by any other method is hereby prohibited. This prohibition does not include the City of Kewanee.
   (C)   Memorandum of understanding. The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in which the city assumes responsibility for tracking all sites that have received no further remediation determinations from the Illinois EPA, 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 $500 for each violation.
(Ord. 3917, passed 2-12-18)